That some good can be derived from every event is a better proposition than that everything happens for the best, which it assuredly does not.
James K. Feibleman
I was recently reminded of a chapter I wrote for the conference proceedings of a student organized conference (well, academy). It deals with having a career in academia. While it is in German, it might be useful for some people, so here it is:
(I won’t say I recommend it, because I’m biased, but judge for yourself.)