My Career from Bench to Business – Universit...

My Career from Bench to Business – University Affairs Interview

Recently I met Jennifer Polk, who heads up, and gives graduate students and academics advice on their career transitions. I didn’t meet Jen completely by chance, I had been following her on Twitter for some time already. One day I noticed that she actually is based out of Toronto and when I was going to be home in Canada next, I got in touch. A cup of coffee and awesome conversation later she interviewed me for her article series on career transitions published by University Affairs.

Screenshot of interview on University Affairs

You can read the full interview here.

Christine Buske is a former academic who left science at the bench, and now considers herself a woman in tech. She is a frequently invited speaker, and enjoys talking about career transformation (particularly leaving academia for the business world), tech, issues around women in tech, product management, agile, and outreach. She is a proud Canadian resident, and qualifies as a "serial expat".


  1. Geoff

    21 February

    Nice interview! Thanks for sharing your experiences. It’s tough to know really how many options you have when you are still knee deep in a PhD program 🙂

  2. Kim

    21 February

    Good to see some options do exist after finishing up grad school.

    • Christine Buske

      22 February

      Absolutely! There are more options than we are ever told about while in grad school. It’s something that I think needs to change.

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