Panel Discussion: Making the Move from Academia to Industry

WREN - Women’s Research Engineers Network · Apr 12, 2023

WREN's 1st International Symposium held an amazing panel discussion on career transitions from academia to industry. The panel, chaired by Prof. Julia Mendes, featured two distinguished guest speakers, Dr. Maina Portella Garcia and Dr. Erica Castilho Rodrigues, both of whom recently left their academic positions to occupy positions in the private initiative. Dr. Garcia and Dr. Rodrigues shared their career journeys and provided valuable insights on how their academic skills have been instrumental in their current roles in industry. They emphasized the importance of effective information gathering and the usefulness of LinkedIn as a tool for CV preparation and establishing mentorship relationships.