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Should I worry about the connect of my current job to my future career path?

  1. Nov 6, 2012 #1
    Hello all!
    I recently joined a environmental(ecology dept.) research institute as a mathematical modeller(JOB).I am by degree a automotive engineer with a passion for mathematics.I am still fresh out of graduate school but I eventually see myself as head for a automotive R&D business 4-5 years down the line.
    Should I be worried that I am deviating from the "normal" career path that most engineers pursue?-Degree-internship-gain experience in industry.

    1.Do profit-based companies look at such research experience as a plus?
    2.Will a journal publication look good on my CV when I apply for a job?
     
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