Tue20Apr20214:00 pmZoom Meeting. See Below.
Colloquium: The Johns Hopkins University — Applied Physics Laboratory and the KTY Group & The Physics Career from the Mid-Career Perspective
Applied Physics Laboratory (APL)
Johns Hopkins University
The Johns Hopkins University — Applied Physics Laboratory and the KTY Group & The Physics Career from the Mid-Career Perspective
This talk, intended for both undergraduate and graduate students, is dual purpose. The first part is a short recruitment talk on Johns Hopkins University — Applied Physics Laboratory and the Acoustics and Electromagnetics Group. The laboratory and group employ physics graduates at the Bachelor's, Master's and Ph.D. levels. The second part of this talk is centered on general advice for a career in physics. I will use my personal career path as an illustration of what, in my opinion (which is admittedly biased), are the biggest advantages of being a physicist vs an engineer or specialized physical scientist. These advantages are
A. Being a “generalist” in the physical sciences, which can provide flexibility in job opportunities and specialization choices in your early career
B. Formal training and general capability to solve hard analytic problems
There are trade-offs, of course (e.g., lack of specialization for jobs that require it, lack of training in engineering approaches, etc.), but the advantages can outweigh the trade-offs. In addition, this talk will provide some discussion for the following topics and time for Q&A:
- Whether or not to get your Ph.D. or perhaps enter the workforce at the Bachelor's or Master's degree level.
- The importance of publications and in structuring your publication for readability and information flow in order to enhance potential citation count.
- The importance of public speaking and going to conferences.
- A few bits of career “self-care” advice.
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Meeting ID: 919 282 27187