To accomplish such audacious goals, the industry will require talent with diverse skills and backgrounds from every walk of life. We spoke with the most influential companies and leaders across entrepreneurial space, who were generous in sharing detailed practical advice, big-picture guidance, and the stories of their own careers. We’ve created this guide to show you how to be an entrepreneur and to give you concrete steps to start your journey towards a career in space now.
In this report, we address:
Don’t wait for your dream job to come to you. Roles can be created out of thin air for great candidates. Sometimes, what it takes to be an entrepreneur or land a space science career is putting yourself in the right room.
The industry knows it must diversify, and this means opening doors to candidates, like women and other underrepresented groups, who haven’t yet had a chance to shine.
…even if it leads you somewhere unexpected. That talk, social event, or community club might inspire you to change your life.
Not everyone in space engineering went to Stanford or had a clear sense of their career path from the beginning.
Be bold and creative when it comes to job applications. Your employers are human, and they want you to be as well.
Space is an epic, mind-expanding field, and this passion within space entrepreneurs is an important driving force.
For many roles, what matters is that you can work hard, learn fast, and think on your feet.
They’re a great training ground and may be more open to candidates who have taken a less traditional path.
No matter your field, try to find the most important, innovative, and difficult projects. High performers usually gravitate toward the most interesting problems.
You’ll need to call on them for favors at some point.