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In conversation with Dr. Rodney Ramcharan: Transitioning from industry to academia

In this episode, we invited Dr. Rodney Ramcharan, Professor at USC's Marshall School of Business to talk about his move to academia.

Dr. Ramcharan has a Ph.D. from Columbia and worked with IMF and Federal Reserve before joining USC. In this conversation, he answers three questions:

  1. How do you make the leap from industry to academia?

  2. Do you submit a CV or a resume? How do you network?

  3. What advice would you give an person in industry or government trying to pivot to academia?


The Stories We Tell is a series of informal conversations. In a short Q & A format, SpeakerPost CEO and Founder, Dr. Kapoor explores different subject areas with experts from academia, industry, business and government. We hope that the stories we tell helps somebody, somewhere. If you have further questions, please get in touch and we will connect you with Dr. Ramcharan. SpeakerPost is a free platform that brings together academia and industry for meaningful partnerships. It is also the best place to find volunteer guest speakers for college classes. To join, visit and use code 4c38cf


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