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Final word

Don’t fall into the trap of thinking that only an academic career really counts. Prepare for lots of careers; there’s an amazing range of fascinating and fulfilling jobs out there. There are many good scientists around but not many with other skills, such as leadership, flexibility, good communication, management, teamwork, a focus on deadlines. Develop these skills. When opportunity comes knocking, it’s best not to be in the shower…”