|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 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.
|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).