My Aha! Moment – Choosing Industry vs. Academia

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In some of my job interviews, I was asked, “What made you decide to leave academia?” Yeah, what was it? I asked myself sometimes. I left academia because I am a practical person. Pure discovery research that takes forever to be applicable does not satisfy me. Secondly, the lack of interactions and teamwork in academic labs does not reason with my personality.