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Undergraduates and High School Students

Acing the Physics GRE: Tips and Strategies
August 18, 2015 - GRE prep course leader Jeremy Dodd describes the content and format of the Physics GRE Subject Test, and offers test-taking strategies.
Physics Careers: To the Bachelors Degree and Beyond
June 2, 2015 - Crystal Bailey, Education and Careers Program Manager at the American Physical Society, presents information on career options for physics bachelors, masters, and Ph.D.s.
Applying to Graduate Programs in the United States: Strategies for Success
October 8, 2012 - Amber Amari, Director of Graduate and Scheduling Services at Georgia State University, and Unil Perera, Graduate Director for the GSU Physics program provide basic information on the grad school application process for non-US citizens, as well as detailed advice on how to improve your chances for success with departmental admissions committees.
The Future of Physics in America: Effective Advocacy, Budget Cuts, and What You Can Do
July 31, 2012 - Join the APS Office of Public Affairs for a discussion about the effect proposed drastic budget cuts--the so-called "sequestration"--will have on the American scientific enterprise, and more specifically on schooling and job opportunities for physicists.
Everything You Wanted to Know About Physics Graduate School
June 12, 2012 - Join us for an open, candid discussion with a panel of graduate students about their experiences in grad school. Topics will include the selection and application process, financial support through teaching and research grants, coursework and qualifying exams, and research and thesis writing.
Getting More Out of APS Annual Meetings
February 21, 2012 -Join SPS and APS staff as they describe the many resources and opportunities for undergraduates at APS March and April meetings, and give special tips and advice for getting the most out of your experience.
Networking at APS Meetings
February 16, 2012 - APS Meetings are a great place to network, and networking is one of the most powerful tools for advancing your career. Join Deanna Ratnikova and Kimberly Short in this webinar on etiquette and strategies for networking at APS Meetings.
Graduate School in Physics - A Minority Perspective
November 17, 2011 - Senior physics graduate student, Dwayne Joseph at Florida A&M University, presents a unique perspective on his experiences as a minority in graduate school and tips on succeeding while there.
APS Webinar Conversations-Graduate Study Abroad
October 25, 2011- Mike Walock, doctoral student at Arts et Métiers ParisTech, will share experiences and advice for grad students studying abroad.
Interviewing Without the Angst
October 19, 2011 - Join Karyn Rosen, of the College of Science Co-op Faculty at Northeastern University, to learn about steps you can take improve your interview experience.
Physics Careers in Small Companies
September 27, 2011- Peter Stoltz, staff scientist at Tech-X Corporation, spoke with us about his career path from doing applied physics research at Sandia National Labs, to developing computational and experimental software at Tech-X.
Choosing a Graduate School in Physics and Related Disciplines
July 26, 2011 - Peter Collings, professor of physics at Swarthmore College, will provide both general information and specific suggestions on the various ways to help students decide which graduate schools to apply to, and, after acceptance, which graduate school to attend.
Improving your Undergraduate Research Presentations
June 28, 2011 - Gary White, Thomas Olsen and Kendra Redmond of SPS will give advice to undergraduates on how to improve their oral and poster research presentation techniques.
Making a Difference With Your Physics Degree
April 18, 2011 - Frank Levinson, fiber optics entrepreneur and founder of Small World Group--an incubator of core technology startups focusing on clean tech, optics, and materials--will talk about how to make a difference in the world with a physics background through venture philanthropy.
Becoming a Physics Teacher
March 7, 2011 - Dr. Eugenia Etkina, physics professor at Rutgers University, will share advice and strategies on becoming a physics teacher, drawn from her many years of experience in teacher preparation and physics education research.
Finding Research Opportunities for Undergraduates
January 18, 2011 - Dr. Cathy Mader, Hope College discusses benefits of undergraduate research and strategies for acquiring an URE (Undergraduate Research Experience).