October 06, 2021 By: Steven Zhou
For many students here in graduate programs at Mason, research is a defining feature of the program curriculum. Whether in a Master’s or PhD program, what you’re probably expecting or have experienced are years of deep study, advanced analysis, and pages upon pages of writing to produce the polished peer-reviewed research articles you need to succeed in academia. Certainly, these skills and competencies are critical to research success.
However, as a PhD student in organizational psychology just starting my own academic career, I’d argue that there’s another often-forgotten skill that’s vitally important: thinking like an entrepreneur.
I realize that this is a bit …