Sarita Jackson is President and CEO of the Global Research Institute of International Trade, which she founded in 2013. GRIIT is a think-tank/consulting firm whose purpose is to analyze the opportunities and costs of free trade agreements and simplify the rules within these agreements so that businesses can take advantage of global market opportunities to increase their profits.
What makes her unique is that she left a tenured position at North Carolina A&T State University in 2013 to start this business. Most academics would consider this career suicide, but Sarita has never been happier. In this episode she talks about her career transition, and how you can do the same.
In in this episode you will learn
- How to convert your academic knowledge into skills that are highly valued on the open market
- Why being a PhD gives you research and analytical skills that are valuable in a number of industries
- How to start from nothing and find clients