6 Top Tips for a Career in Science — From the Soapbox Science Speakers

Digital Science
Jan 30 · 5 min read

Build a support network

“I always thought mentoring and peer-to-peer mentoring was one of those fad ideas until I got the chance to spend time with a mentor. They don’t have to be in your field, but it’s so incredibly valuable to have someone with which you can float ideas, get constructive feedback, or get a reality check or some mental health advice from.” - Heidi Thiemann

Photo: Heidi Thiemann, Soapbox Science Milton Keynes

Believe in yourself

“Do not be afraid to go for what you want.” — Tochukwu Ozulumba

“Step up, believe in yourself, and never let anyone tell you that you are not good enough.” — Samuela Guida

Persevere and build resilience

Lift others as you climb

Photo: Chioma Vivian Ngonadi, Soapbox Science London

“Try and use your current position to create space for others along the way and build bridges through your subject.” — Chioma Vivian Ngonadi

Find your passion

“You need to be passionate about the topic. It is not about being the most intelligent person, you have to be inquisitive.”- Joyce Harper

Expand your horizons

Photo: Anastasia Aliferi, Soapbox Science London

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