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Dean’s Podcast – Episode 2

An interview with Dan Russell, research scientist at Google


Welcome to the Dean’s Podcast – the podcast about issues shaping graduate studies in Canada.

In this episode, host Carolyn Watters, Dalhousie University dean of graduate studies, and 2009 Canadian Association of Graduate Studies president, talks to Dan Russell, a research scientist and manager at Google. As a manager at one of the world’s leading web companies, Dr. Russell oversees recent graduate students as they begin their careers in a cutting edge industrial setting. He talks about how Google supports those recent students as they transition into the company’s corporate culture; he also offers his insights into what universities can do to better prepare graduate students for jobs in industry. (Running time 23:53).


If you’d like to get in touch with Carolyn about something you heard in the podcast, click here to e-mail her. Or, you can leave a comment in the forum below.

You can follow Carolyn and her colleagues, associate deans Sunny Marche and Dieter Pelzer,  at the Deans’ Blog, an intelligent and illuminating weekly take on issues affecting graduate students, post docs, and their supervisors at Dalhousie.

Theme music for the Dean’s Podcast by Derek K. Miller.

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