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Kevin B. Marvel

We have a large number of astronomers employed outside of academia. In fact, I set up a networking page where non-traditionally employed astronomers can swap information etc.

I have a PhD in astronomy and am now working as the assoc. exec. officer for policy programs. I do our Government relations work and career services as well as administer grants.

Most important is the ability to prioritize and to be able to look at a set of facts and make decisions based on the facts (sometimes more facts, sometimes less). The ability to simply _begin_ something with no clear idea of where things will lead, common in the sciences, is very helpful.

I also read the paper every day (even in grad school) and followed news events. This proved to be an unusual characteristic among astronomers and helped me land my current job.



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Kevin B. Marvel | National Astrophysics and Space Science Programme

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