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What I wish I knew: Expert insight from Olivia Graeve

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[Image above] In hindsight, I wish I had more foresight. Credit: Timothy Appnel; Flickr CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Hindsight is 20/20, so we asked ceramic and glass experts to proffer their best advice. While they’re leaders, advisors, and role models now, they started somewhere. So listen up—their advice might help you in your own quest for success.

[Did you catch our first post, featuring John Mauro’s top ten pieces of advice?]

This week, we offer the expert advice of Olivia Graeve, professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of California, San Diego.

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Credit: Erik Jepsen; UC San Diego Publications

We asked Olivia one question. Knowing what you know now, what’s the best advice you’d give yourself if you were starting out in your career?

“Do a post-doc in a high profile research group—you’ll gain access to great research projects and will develop invaluable contacts.”

Do you have an insightful nugget of advice you’d give to your early self? Let’s hear it!