Greetings, I am a master's student in engineering at Koç University(İstanbul/Turkey) and my bachelor's degree is in Physics from Middle East Technical University(Ankara/Turkey). After I finish my master's I would like to pursue a career in industrial R&D abroad; however, it seems that my advisors do not have this kind of experience and cannot guide me quite well. Should I pursue a doctorate degree afterwards or directly apply for some companies? The thing that bugs me the most is that I have no internship experience and most of my work is academical up to this point. How will this affect the transition period between academical and industrial settings? Currently I am learning German and some new programming languages to increase my competency in European market as I prefer going to Europe to going to the USA. The countries in my mind are Germany, Switzerland, Denmark and Netherlands. I wonder if anyone else is/was in a similar situation and what would you do if you were in my shoes? Thanks P.S: My research is master's focuses on plasmonics, nanophotonics and I have taken courses in lasers as an undergraduate student.