PODCAST: Your skills are transferrable
Monika Snowdon (PhD '21) shares how she uses skills from her research in nano-electronics in other fields, and why she started her own nanoscience podcast
Monika Snowdon (PhD '21) shares how she uses skills from her research in nano-electronics in other fields, and why she started her own nanoscience podcastBy Megan Vander Woude Office of Advancement
Monika Snowden (PhD '21) is a nano-scientist.
During her PhD, she created microscopic structures that look like tweezers to stabilize carbon nano-tubes when manufacturing microchips. It's a very specific solution for a very specific problem.
But Monika's career hasn't been so specific. If anything, Monika is a great example of how one type of experience or knowledge can transfer into a different area. That electronic nanotech experience she got as a PhD student? She uses it today as a scientist at a water purification company. She also uses it as a podcast host.
How do these various experiences connect? And how can we transfer our current skills into new areas? Monika joins the podcast to answer these questions and share her career story so far.
Waterpuris: Learn more about the water purification company for which Monika works
Future leaders program: Discover the program that Monika joined to improve her communications skills
How to Lie with Statistics: Find the book about manipulating statistics
IMNano podcast: Listen to Monika's podcast
Follow IMNano on Instagram: @imnano.official
Follow Monika on Instagram: @MonikaSnowSci
Connect with Monika on LinkedIn
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