My Time Away From the Bench

Author : Andrea H.

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“Are you sure you’re ok with going from helping injured soldiers walk again to helping people look better?”  I’m willing to bet that very few people have heard this as an interview question.  But it was a valid (albeit surprising) question in my case.  The vice president interviewing me for the job I currently hold asked me about this, as he had experienced a similar transition from academic research to industry (away from the bench).