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How to find advice for OR career?

It's been a few years since I graduated from university with an engineering MSc degree, during which I focussed a lot on OR and quantitative techniques for mobility and logistics problems. Right after ...
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Is it possible to switch between industry and academe?

Are there any good examples of people successfully switching between industry and academe after their PhD? If so, what were factors contributing to their success? What are things, that close that door ...
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How to improve the quality of code in OR?

So I noticed, that a lot of students taking OR-classes come from non-computer science backgrounds (e.g. buissiness administration). They typically had only one other class in their first semester ...
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How can I deal with non-operations research managers?

I am doing an internship in a company. The aim is to solve scheduling problems in the industry (a variant of the resource-constrained project scheduling problem). By the end of the internship, they ...
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What are the most-used technical skills in OR?

Apart from: modeling, "coding" the model and using an open source/commercial solver Implementing an approximation method (metaheuristics, greedy, etc.) Implementing exact methods (dynamic ...
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How to find an internship in OR/Optimization?

I am a master student in operations research with a specialization in operations research. To get my degree, I need to have a 6-month internship (from March to September). I am preparing my CV and I ...