Title

Dressed for Success?

Authors

Hilary Marshall

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Science Careers

Publisher

American Association for the Advancement of Science

Publication Date

1-1-2000

Abstract

When people ask me what I do and I reply that I am a scientist, they often seem perplexed. The reason for their confusion is that, apparently, I "don't look like a scientist." Could this failure to conform to the scientific norm seriously blight my career prospects? Is fashion an irrelevance in the intellectually superior world of science? Isn't it about time scientists shook off their scruffy image?

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