Physics Career Guide

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Past Internship Sites:

  • NASA Internships and Scholarships (NIFS) programming
  • Links at Illinois Wesleyan University
  • SPS Internships
  • The American Astronomical Society

Where Alumni Have Landed

  • Senior Associate Medical Physicist – Henry Ford Health System
  • Site Lead for the DoD High Performance Computing Modernization Program (HPCMP) - Dynamics Research Corporation
  • Development Engineer - Aculight Corporation
  • Senior Project Manager – Amway
  • Engineer – Intertek Test Labs
  • Project Engineer – Consumers Energy
  • Orthoptist – Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Applications Engineer – Steelcase
  • Software Developer – Metal Components LLC
  • Physics Teacher - Bloomfield Hills International Academy 

Student Organizations to Consider

  • Physics Club
  • Women in STEM Fields

Study Abroad Programs

Imagine yourself waking up in the morning to explore the same halls walked by the greatest physicists of the past, tracing their work through historical and scientific perspectives.  Or maybe you would rather shoot for an internship at CERN, the world’s largest particle accelerator where the earth-shattering discovery of the Higgs Boson just transpired.

Develop some of these technical and professional competencies to be successful:

  • Metal shop abilities
  • Equipment design
  • Electronics design and repair
  • Cryogenic methods
  • Computer programming
  • Medical imaging techniques
  • Breaking problems into their component parts
  • Performing calculations
  • Summarizing research findings
  • Writing research proposals

Graduate & Professional Programs

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Page last modified December 12, 2022