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Careers Outside Academia: Podcast Trailer

November 18, 2021
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By Tanya Singh and Alexa Ruel

With careers in academia becoming harder and harder to get, and as opportunities to get stellar positions in industry increase, more PhD graduates are starting their careers in industry, and excelling at it!

We interviewed 3 Concordia PhD graduates and asked them about their experience and advice.


About the authors

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Tanya Singh is a doctoral candidate in Marketing at the John Molson School of Business. Tanya holds a PhD in Evolutionary Biology from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor’s in Engineering in Biotechnology. Prior to starting her PhD in marketing, she carried out research in genetics.

Tanya leverages her interdisciplinary background to study consumer decision making. She examines the consequences of putting off choices on consumer behavior. Her dissertation examines how putting off decisions can have significant impact on subsequent consumer decisions. She is the recipient of the Howard Webster Award for Graduate Excellence. She is also involved in developing and delivering a data analysis workshop at targeted towards graduate students at Concordia University.

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Alexa Ruel is a doctoral candidate in Experimental Psychology. She holds a BA in Psychology from McGill University and received her Master’s degree in Experimental Psychology at Concordia University. Alexa is also the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Concordia’s Journal of Accessible Psychology (CJAP) as well as the Co-Founder and Liaison for Concordia’s Journal of Psychology and Neuroscience (CJPN).

Alexa examines how and why decision-making strategies changes across the lifespan. Her work aims to understand the neural mechanisms behind these changes in order to support the more complex strategies in children and the elderly. Her doctoral research is funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) as well as by Concordia University.


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