During Physics Bachelors:
We want to have your best experience at JU as a physics student. Anytime if you have any questions or ideas that you want to talk about, do not hesitate get in touch with any of the faculty in the department. We want to be able to support you best throughout your undergraduate years and help you get trained best for whatever you choose to do after the college.
While you are completing your studies in physics at JU, it is important that you get involved in the research, either on campus or off campus. These opportunities will complement the knowledge you acquire in the classes and labs, as well as prepare you for the real life situations whether you decide to attend graduate shool or join workforce. Please try finding the following opportunities to maximize your learning in your undergraduate years.
- Please talk to any faculty members to ask if they have space for you to get involved in their research.
- Explore research as undergraduate (REU) opportunities across the nation. This internship opportunity will be the best experience for you to get exposed to state of the art research at research oriented universities and national labs.
- American Physical Society (APS) also has resources regarding internships and fellowships for undergraduates.
Career After Physics Bachelors:
Physics majors choose variety of careers after their education. According to recent figures, about 54% of the physics bachelors ended up going to graduate school while 41% entered workforce. Majority of physics bachelors (65%) in workforce are involved in private sectors, while others join technical positions at colleges & university, teach high school, or work for national labs.
Of those who entered in private sector, about 36% were involved in engineering related jobs and 23% in computer or information systems. Skills such as solving technical problems, working in a team, technical writing, using specialized equipment, manage projects, programming, advanced math and simulation or modeling are frequently used in private sector employment.
Society of Physics student has developed this career handbook which can help you guide though our career objectives. Below are some of the resources for you to explore the opportunities in the graduate school or workforce:
Resources for Graduate Schools:
- Considering Graduate School? by Society of Physics Students
- Grad School Shopper: This helps you find information about graduate schools such as department size, grants & research expenditures, acceptance rate, etc.
Resources for Jobs:
- Who's Hiring Physics Bachelor's? This resource helps you to learn about job opportunities in private sector for physics bachelors. You can even search employers by each state.
- Career Resources by American Institute of Physics.