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Managing an optics career in turbulent times
Author(s): Wayne H. Knox

Paper Abstract

How can you best prepare yourself for a career in Optics in an uncertain and exciting world? First, I would say - you must find your passion - the thing that truly gets you excited. You should make sure that you get a solid, broad education in fundamentals, with lots of lab experience, and prepare yourself to be flexible. Then, as your career progresses, wherever you are, you should continuously ask yourself - "what do I really want to be doing in 5 or 10 years?" And then, ask yourself "are the things that I am doing now consistent with what I want to be doing in 5 or 10 years?"

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 October 2003
PDF: 1 pages
Proc. SPIE 9663, Eighth International Topical Meeting on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics, 966303 (6 October 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.2208371
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Wayne H. Knox, The Institute of Optics (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9663:
Eighth International Topical Meeting on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics
Barry L. Shoop; Grover Swartzlander, Editor(s)

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