Physics Careers

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Bob Brown Colloquium and Discussion - The Department is hosting Bob Brown for a colloquium and dicussion with undergraduates and gradutates to talk about his unique career, ranging from quarks to improving healthcare! Registration for the discussion with Bob is required, graduates register here, undergraduates register here.

DOE OTT Entrepreneurship Program - Join the Department of Energy to learn and gain experience in research, technical, or policy-related projects from technologiy transfer specialists! More information and applications here.

U.S. DHS Science and Technology Directorate Program Openings - The U.S. Department of Homeland Secutrity has openings in its Professional Opportunities for the Student Workforce to Experience Research Program (HS-POWER)! Find out more and apply here.

IBM CAO Internship Postings - A page dedicated to the IBM CAO summer internship postings. Quick descriptions as well as slides from the informational event can be found here.     _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Career Events & Opportunities - Job/internship postings and other opportunities.

PDF icon The Grad School Shopper - A quick guide and website meant to aid you in searching for and choosing the grad schools you want to apply for. Website can be found here

2021 Undergradatuate Career Advisory Board Panel -Recording of the April 16, 2021 Career Advisory Board UG Panel/Q&A 

2021 Graduate Career Advisory Board Panel - Recording of the April 16, 2021 Career Advisory Board Graduate Panel/Q&A. Introductions not recorded.

Taking Your Next Steps: From Physics Degree to Industry Career - APS interview of an early career physicist in industry 

What is it like being a data scientist? - APS interview of a physicist working in data science.

The Data Wranglers - A particle physicist turned data scientist describes how the skills learned by a physicist/astrophysicist translate to a career in data science.

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Physics bachelors one year later

Only 25% of graduates with a bachelor's degree in physics go to graduate school for physics. Many go to graduate school for different fields, but even more, a little over half of all physics bachelor's degree recipients directly enter the workforce! About a third of those people find work in the private sector. You can find information about the kinds of jobs physics bachelors have throughout this website, including on our profiles page for physics bachelors

Many of those who do go on to graduate school also end up finding jobs in industry, and we have career profiles for physics PhDs you can check out here.

COVID-19 Impacts and Resources

If you are looking for information on how COVID-19 is impacting internships and the job market, the CSE Career Center has put together the following document. This document is being updated periodically as new information becomes available.

COVID-19 Impacts and Resources

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