48th Annual DAMOP Meeting
June 5-9, 2017 • Sacramento, CA

Career Events

Industry Careers in AMO Physics: An Interactive Panel Discussion
(Session E10)

Tuesday, June 6, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Sacramento Convention Center, Room 308

Representatives from industry will provide information about physics careers for people with AMO backgrounds in private sector environments. Topics will include research opportunities for physicists in industry, strategies for successfully pursuing industrial jobs, and advice on how to thrive in these exciting and challenging work environments. Light refreshments will be served.

Career Skills Workshop: Achieving Your Goals Through Effective Communication
(Session L1)

Wednesday, June 7, 5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sacramento Convention Center, Room 304-305

Physics students graduate with a huge array of transferable skills, which are extremely useful to employers (particularly in the private sector, which is the largest employment base of physicists at all degree levels). However, the key to successfully connecting with these opportunities lies in how well graduates are able to communicate their skills and abilities to potential employers.

The ability to communicate effectively is a key professional skill that serves scientists in many contexts, including interviewing for jobs, applying for grants, or speaking with law and policy makers. In this interactive workshop, Crystal Bailey (Careers Program Manager at APS) and Gregory Mack (Government Relations Specialist at APS) will lead activities to help attendees achieve their goals through better communication. Topics will include writing an effective resume, interviewing for jobs, and communicating to different audiences including Congress, among others.