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Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Mississippi


Event Information:

  • Tue

    Colloquium: Careers in Science Outside of Academia

    4:00 pmLewis Hall 101

    Logan S. Marcus
    Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Chemical and Biological Defense
    ANSER, Inc.

    Careers in Science Outside of Academia

    There is generational change in the way that scientists must approach their careers after graduating. According to Science Magazine, “…for U.S. science and engineering Ph.D.s, private sector employment (42%) is now nearly on par with educational institutions (43%).” Graduating students must be prepared to enter a job market that includes opportunities beyond traditional academic careers. In this presentation, I will discuss some of the many options for careers in science that are outside of the traditional academic path. I will explore example careers, offer advice to students on how to prepare themselves for those careers, and discuss skills that the University can emphasize to equip graduates before they leave Ole Miss.