The transition from graduate student to postdoc…


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After defending my thesis, I was on top of the world. But what was next? Being a perpetual student trying to pass each hurdle was the focus of my previous 22 years.  Now, the ultimate hurdle was complete. My mentor told me, “Matt, this is a critical time for your future. Your steps here forward will shape your career.” No pressure or anything. I decided it was best to do a postdoc in academia, although I had thoughts of industry in my head. I applied to several postdoc positions and was accepted to all. Now comes the difficult part… Which one will be th best fit for my career?