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  • The human factors discipline has always benefited from a strong connection between industry and academia. However, the increasing need of an educated industry workforce has created a potential concern of maintaining a viable academic workforce. Students, in particular, have previously voiced apprehensions regarding academic careers when compared to industry options. The balance between industry and academia should be preserved. Therefore, to aid in this equilibrium, an open discussion centered on student inquiries about early academia is needed to maintain an understanding of the current academic environment. Specifically, the most beneficial interaction may be through discussions between those interested in academia and those currently entrenched in multiple facets of success in early academic careers. Copyright 2013 by Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Inc.

author list (cited authors)

  • Kelling, N., Bedwell, W., Corso, G. M., Cuevas, H. M., Keebler, J. R., Peres, S. C., & Walker, B. N.

citation count

  • 0

publication date

  • September 2013