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"What can I do with physics?"

Anything! But sometimes it can be overwhelming to find the right research, internship or job opportunity for you. And what about graduate school applications and GREs?

Smith Physics majors have gathered these resources and student feedback to help with your search for a great research program at both undergraduate and graduate levels.

This page contains three sections:

Career Information

Careers Using Physics (CUP)
People are using physics in their jobs in ways you might not even imagine. Read, listen and watch video clips about some of these people and the many different career paths that are possible with a degree in physics.

CUR Registry of Undergraduate Researchers
Hosted by the Council of Undergraduate Research (CUR), the purpose of this registry is to facilitate match-making between undergraduates who have research experience and a desire to pursue an advanced degree, with graduate schools seeking high quality students who are well prepared for research. There is no charge to post your CV, which is then made available to member graduate schools.

Physics Is For You!
A guide to physics in careers and careers in physics. Need we say more?

PhysicsToday.org — Jobs
An excellent physics career site where you can look at job openings in physics, find out about job fairs or browse other links related to physics careers.

Graduate Schools

Applying to Graduate School

Acing the Physics GRE: Tips and Strategies (on-demand webinar)
This pre-recorded American Physical Society (APS) webinar describes the content and format of the Physics GRE subject test, provides advice and tips on how best to prepare for the test, and offers test-taking strategies. Instructor: Jeremy Dodd, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Columbia University.

Everything you wanted to know about Physics grad school (but were afraid to ask)!
This pre-recorded APS webinar features a panel of graduate students in an open, informative, and candid discussion about their experimences. Topics include grad school selection and application process, financial support through teaching and research grants, coursework and qualifying exams, and research and thesis writing.

American Institute of Physics GradSchoolShopper.Com Site
Your guide to graduate programs in physics and related field. Search by research speciality and field, school location, degree type, student/faculty ratio, and total research budget. Helpful!