You’re finishing grad school, or you’ve just finished. Your project has brought you here and now – it had challenges, victories, failures, obstacles, successes. It has brought you excitement, frustration, exhilaration, anxiety, satisfaction. In it, you have asked questions, tested hypotheses, studied, discussed. But one question may still be unanswered – what comes after? In this episode, you will be meeting a guest that has deep insights to share about going through your graduate studies and about what comes after.

Joe Makkerh is a former scientist, now an entrepreneur working in high-end audio. Since finishing his PhD in cellular and molecular zoology, Joe transitioned from researcher to academic administrator to MBA student to business owner. His academic career has taken him from London to Heidelberg, to Montreal, where he now develops his business.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • The highs and lows of going through grad school, post-docs, and industry
  • The importance of acceptance and resilience in completing a graduate program
  • Tips on how to keep mentally and physically healthy throughout
  • The importance of asking for help when feeling lost or discouraged
  • The value of the transferable skills you keep from grad school and my not be aware of
  • How the relationships you establish with people around you are the number one asset later in life

This episode’s pearl of wisdom:

“Just keep learning, no matter what it is.”

Joe’s links: baetisaudio.com

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Margaret Magdesian – Biotech Startup CEO: PapaPhD.com/21

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