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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.
See the breadth of opportunities for physics graduates in industry, national labs, and beyond — and get the guidance you need to land those jobs.
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APS provides several opportunities for our members to mentor the next generation of physicists:
Industry Mentoring for Physicists (IMPact) connects industry professionals with students exploring career options.
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.
The National Mentoring Community supports African American, Hispanic American, and Native American undergraduate physics students.
Across the Spectrum Playing Cards
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.
Order a set!
Insight Physics Slideshows
Physics InSight is a series of slideshows designed to inform and excite undergraduates about physics.
Distinguished Lectureship Award
This award seeks to recognize and honor physicists in industrial and other non-academic careers.
Statistical Job Data
The AIP Statistical Research Center publishes, graphs, and analyzes data on education and employment in physics.
Advancing Graduate Leadership (AGL)
This program offers leadership and professional development events for women and gender minority graduate students & postdocs.
Committee on Careers & Professional Development
The Committee is responsible for coordinating affairs within the Society concerned with career and professional development in physics.
Employment Resources for International Members
International physics students and professionals may be eligible to apply for employment based visas and work authorizations in the United States.
Work at APS
APS is looking for people with a passion for physics and the physical sciences to join our team of talented professionals.
APS Annual Leadership Meeting
Broadening Our Community through a Careers Lens
Thursday, January 27 | 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. EST
Advancing Graduate Leadership
AGL Professional Skills Development Workshops
December 2021 - June 2022
AGL Mentor Training Workshops
February 7 - 10, 2022
2022 APS March Meeting
March Job Expo
March 15 - 17, 2022
Registration Opens January 24
Grad School Fair
March 14 - 15, 2022
Registration Opens January 5
Future of Physics Days Events for Undergrads
March 13 - 15, 2022