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Want to understand the career opportunities available to you with a physics degree? Or get tips on your job search? Shape Up sends you tips, resources, and challenges to help you achieve your specific career goals.

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Resources for Job Seekers

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A step-by-step guide to physics careers that align with your interests, talents, and values — and how to build a successful road toward them.

Webinars for Physicists

Webinars offering discussion, career guidance, and advice. View Webinars

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Explore Physics Careers

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See the breadth of opportunities for physics graduates in industry, national labs, and beyond — and get the guidance you need to land those jobs.

Career Paths

Explore the career options available to you and learn how to get there. Learn more

Careers and Professional Development

Industry Mentoring

IMPact connects students and postdocs with industry mentors. Learn more


Physicists Profiles

Read about the careers of over 50 physicists in various sectors. View profiles

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For Mentors

APS provides several opportunities for our members to mentor the next generation of physicists:

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Career Mentoring Fellows attend an APS March or April Meeting to provide feedback on undergraduate student presentations. Fellows also receive implicit bias training and give a career talk at an institution near them.
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APS NMC logoThe National Mentoring Community supports African American, Hispanic American, and Native American undergraduate physics students.
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Showcase physics careers for you students with Across the Spectrum playing cards. Each deck features 26 career profiles of women and gender minorities in physics.
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More Career Resources

Insight Physics Slideshows
Physics InSight is a series of slideshows designed to inform and excite undergraduates about physics.
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Distinguished Lectureship Award
This award seeks to recognize and honor physicists in industrial and other non-academic careers.
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Statistical Job Data
The AIP Statistical Research Center publishes, graphs, and analyzes data on education and employment in physics.
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Committee on Careers & Professional Development
The Committee is responsible for coordinating affairs within the Society concerned with career and professional development in physics.
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Work at APS
APS is looking for people with a passion for physics and the physical sciences to join our team of talented professionals.
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Meetings & Events

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Upcoming Topics

Panel: The Relationship Between Government and Industry
February 9, 2021
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Webinar: Industry versus Academic Priorities in Publications and Presentations
February 23, 2021
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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More Events

NMC Networking Fair
February 20, 2021 | Virtual

March Job Expo
March 16-18, 2021 | Virtual

March Meeting Student Game Night: Physics Crossing
March 16, 2021 | Virtual

March Meeting Grad Fair
March 17, 2021 | Virtual

March Meeting Career Workshop
March 18, 2021 | Virtual