About

Welcome to my blog, Life After My Ph.D.!

I obtained my Ph.D. in Neuroscience in Fall 2021, did a short 4-month postdoc in the same lab I did my Ph.D., and then made the transition from academia to industry. I now work remotely as a medical writer.

This blog is a collection of my thoughts and tips that came about as I reflected on my life during and after grad school. Looking back, not only was getting my Ph.D. one of the hardest things I’ve ever done, but getting an industry job out of grad school was also something I felt really unprepared to do too.

It’s something I witness regularly in people I know both IRL and online – they have advanced degrees, but don’t know what to do with them.

My blog has 3 main parts:

  • Ph.D. to Industry: Everything about transitioning from academia to industry and my tips on how to get an industry job – resume & cover letter templates and examples, interview tips and responses, how to pick roles that are a good fit for you, how to find jobs, all that stuff!
  • Grad School: Tips on getting into Ph.D. programs and how to thrive once you’ve been accepted.
  • Health & Wellness: Random science topics that interest me.

My hobbies outside of working on my blog include nail art, gardening, and watching TV shows.

I hope a blog post of mine can help you out or make your day just a little bit brighter.

I love botanical gardens too!

All information provided on this blog is for entertainment purposes only. I am not providing any level of medical, legal, or professional advice. The views shared in this blog are my own personal opinions, and do not represent the opinions of any other entity or organization. I reserve the right to update all content on this site for informational accuracy, as well as any change in creative direction. Although all content has been researched for accuracy, there will be omissions and natural mistakes, and I am happy to address them as my time allows. I am the legal copyright holder of all the written post content and the written post content cannot be published or reprinted without my consent.