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Putting Your Science to WORK
Physics degree holders are among the most employable in the world. Science and technology employers know that potential hires with physics training offer a broad, problem-solving skill set that translates to almost any environment. Surprisingly, many scientists still find today’s job market to be a confusing and frustrating place.
From Academia to Entrepreneurship
In this webinar, APS Distinguished Lectureship recipient Thirumalai Venkatesan discusses many aspects of pursuing an entrepreneurial career while in an academic setting. The presentation includes several examples of student and faculty startups as well as Venkatesan's own experience in running a company for over three decades amidst an academic career.
Teaching Technical Feasibility with Introductory Physics: The Hyperloop Module
December 4, 2019 - Randall Jones will introduce an innovative new curricular module, focused on the Hyperloop concept, that explores technical feasibility, human desirability, and financial viability along with introductory kinematics.
Teaching Agile Management
August 21, 2019 - Wouter Deconinck introduces agile management - a system that relies on quick, iterative development as opposed to more traditional, "top down" approaches.
Teaching the Whole Physics Student
April 25, 2018 - Anne Leak and Ben Zwickl will lead an research-driven webinar on how to integrate communication, authentic contexts, and other career-relevant skills into the undergraduate physics curriculum. These practical strategies will allow faculty to holistically support students as they pursue a range of 21st century careers in industry and academia.
How to Be Successful in a Physics Career: Preparing for Life After Your Physics Degree
March 21, 2018 - In this interactive webinar, presenters Ben Zwickl and Anne Leak of the Rochester Institute of Technology will share what they have learned about the skills of physics graduates that are most valued by employers. Students will learn how to leverage their physics degrees for a successful career and explore lifelong learning that will carry them through a range of possible career paths.
Entrepreneurship Using Physics
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - Interactive webinar on the entrepreneurial process - from developing new ideas, learning about marketability of new products, seeking funding/investment, and navigating many other notorious pitfalls that new companies face.
Preparing for the Physics GRE: Strategies for Success
March 7, 2017 - Many physics graduate programs recommend or require that applicants take the physics subject GRE exam - so students interested in applying to graduate school will benefit from learning key strategies that will maximize their chances of success on the test.
Pop-Up Classes: Physics Learning Above and Beyond "The Usual"
January 24, 2017 - Many physics educators have shown recent interest in "pop-up" classes, which are informal, extra-curricular workshops on assorted topics. These courses allow the development of hands-on technical proficiencies, career skills, and other competencies in a fun, low pressure environment. Pop-up classes are common elements in many innovation and entrepreneurship programs nationwide, and are becoming increasingly common in engineering as well.
Physics Innovation and Entrepreneurship (PIE): Creating a Framework for Enhancing Undergraduate Physics
December 6, 2016 - There is a growing body of evidence which suggests that Physics Innovation and Entrepreneurship (PIE) education has the potential to nurture the growth of undergraduate physics programs by enhancing the entrepreneurial and innovative mindset of physics undergraduates.
Launching Your Career with an Industrial Postdoc
September 13, 2016 - Interactive webinar: Raymond Beausoleil of Hewlett Packard Enterprise will provide information on what industry postdocs are and how to successfully apply for them.
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.
The Road from Research to Commercialization
December 3, 2013 - Join Distinguished UIC Physics Professor Siva Sivananthan for an informative discussion of his road from university research to small business. In this webinar Dr. Siva discusses the pitfalls, challenges and accomplishments he experienced in starting his companies. Dr. Siva also shares advice he has for any scientists looking to commercialize their work.
Career Self-Advocacy: How I Got a Six-Figure Job in the Private Sector
August 20, 2013 - Join physics graduate Meghan Anzelc for an informative discussion of her approaches to finding a non-academic job after graduate school. In this webinar, Meghan will discuss what worked, what she could have done better, and ultimately how she landed her first corporate job after graduation. Meghan will also share the advice she gives to graduate students today, now that she has sat on the other side of the interview table.
Putting your Science To Work
May 7, 2013 - In this APS Member only, two-part webinar presentation, celebrated author and science career coach Peter Fiske will provide guidance on career planning, resume writing, interviewing and more!
Graduate Student Webinar: A Minority Perspective
December 5, 2012 - Graduate students, Ximena Fernández at Columbia University, and Collin Joseph at UCLA will present their unique perspectives on some of their experiences in graduate school and tips on succeeding while there. Learn what really goes on in physics graduate programs and pick up ideas on how to get the most out of your experience.
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.
Launching Your Postdoc Position
October 2, 2012 - In many areas of physics, a postdoc is the natural first position following the PhD. Join Edmund Bertschinger from MIT and Steve Rolston from the Joint Quantum Institute (JQI) for advice and strategies of landing a great postdoc position.
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.
Landing Your First Physics Teaching Job
June 14, 2012 - Join Marc Reif and B Lippitt, two experienced master teachers and PhysTEC project mentors as they discuss tips and suggestions for recently licensed high school physics teachers on the job market.
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.
Relationships between Educational Outcomes and Poverty
May 15, 2012 - Join Michael Marder, co-founder and co-director of UTeach, a University program for preparation of secondary math and science teachers, as he discusses the relationships between educational outcomes and poverty concentration, based on data from his home state of Texas
Framework for Next Generation of Science Standards
April 27, 2012 - Join Helen Quinn, Professor Emerita at Stanford University and Framework Committee Member, as she outlines the Framework for K-12 Science Education that is the basis of the coming Next Generation Science Standards.
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.
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.
Physics Faculty Positions in Colleges
May 17, 2011 - Professor Neal Abraham, executive director of the Five Colleges, Inc., will discuss rewarding opportunities for teaching, research and service at predominantly undergraduate colleges.
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.
Maintaining a Work/Life Balance
February 22, 2011 - Dr. Bonnie Fleming, associate professor of physics at Yale University, will present a webinar on how to maintain a work/life balance in the current culture of physics departments.
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).
Career Alternative for Physicists: Patent Law
October 25 , 2010 - Dr. Hay Yeung Cheung, Associate at Myers Wolin, LLC

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