During the summer of 2020, Srivatsan Ramesh, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, spoke with a former graduate student from his program, Dr. Daniel Morales, to learn more about his career journey.
Srivatsan reflects on the value of conducting informational interviews with former NC State graduate students and postdocs and encourages his fellow trainees to capitalize on such opportunities to connect with alumni.
This opportunity to interview NC State alumni and discuss their careers offered clarity on the multitude of career paths open to graduates with similar educational backgrounds to my own. The process required initiating conversations with strangers, which has always been a challenge for me.
This format provides a great platform to meet professionals and ask questions one may have about the path beyond graduate school.