PhD in Progress Podcast

PhD 018: Engineering Management, Industry, and Informational Interviews with Kyle Imatani

November 13th, 2014

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Discussion points:

  • What are informational interviews?
  • Understanding what you’re interested in
  • Keeping a casual conversation
  • Learning about prospects of the company, the culture, how promotions work
  • Overcoming being hesitant
  • How did you jump into informational interviewing
  • Strategies:
    • Leveraging Alumni Network
    • Being earnest
  • What roles with companies do PhDs tend to have?
  • It is a challenge for PhDs to get involed in industry
  • Roles outside of the research


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