While most CERN alumni remain in research, stories from those who choose other professional avenues demonstrate the high value placed by employers on skills acquired in high-energy physics.
The need at CERN to align components within a fraction of a millimetre demands skills and tools beyond the scope of normal surveyor jobs.
Transferable skills in communication, teamwork and computing make particle-physics PhDs highly sought after by industry.
Eleni Mountricha told the Courier about the evolution of her career from Higgs hunting to data science.
Beginning as a student discussion in the CERN cafeteria five years ago, ProtonMail has become the leading provider of secure e-mail and a challenger of online business models.
Two years since it was established, the CERN Alumni Network is proving a valuable careers resource, especially for young physicists who move out of academia, write Laure Esteveny and Rachel Bray.
Giovanni Mazzitelli describes the changing face of communication through the lens of European Researchers’ Night.
Results from a new survey show the impact of working at CERN on an individual’s career.
Larger collaborations mean there are many more PhD students and postdocs, while the number of permanent jobs has not increased equivalently.