Skills for careers

One of the nice things about studying Astrophysics is that, along the way, you have the chance to learn a lot of widely applicable skills:  advanced mathematics, statistics, computer programming, research protocols, and many others.

Here’s an article summarizing a survey of the skills industry hires need. Top on the list were working on a teams and delivering on schedule and on budget. Other commonly indicated skills included networking, leadership, and understanding the business of research.

Do any of your classes emphasize these skills?  For those senior students doing research, are you learning these skills along the way?  What additions to the undergraduate program would help you in this way?

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