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Tuesday, May 29, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
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.
Wednesday, May 30, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Physics students graduate with a huge array of transferrable 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.
In this interactive workshop hosted by Crystal Bailey (APS Careers Program Manager) and Greg Mack (APS Manager of Grassroots Advocacy), participants will learn how five key principles of communication can help them achieve their goals in a variety of contexts - from writing a resume to speaking to a policy maker about science funding. Registration is not required, just a willingness to dive in and have fun with roleplaying activities.