Advice

The following career building advice is aimed at undergraduates, potential undergraduates, and recent college graduates.

Setting goals and planning ahead will position you to succeed in 2017.
Follow five simple steps this December to improve your professional standing in the new year.
The annual gathering of brilliant minds highlights the importance of networking for career advancement.
Defining values, defining needs, and defining goals.
Education and credentials, physics B.A.s look back, and the ideal entry-level candidate
Make personal connections can assist you in your job search.

Getting your career started, managing change, and having a life.

Where physicists work, what phycisists do, and skills of the trade.

Video of four young teachers who will inspire students to consider a career in teaching physics.

One of the most important professional lessons I have learned was not about science, management, or leadership. It was about how success in my job was tied to money.

The best career decisions are made when intuition overrules your brain.

Effective use of the popular social media service can help you network and advance your career.

Employers are increasingly turning to Linkedin and other social media to identify and assess new hires.

What you need to know about LinkedIn

One kind of job interview is not about landing you a position; it's about advancing your career and finding new collaborators.

Recognizing mutual benefits and opportunities will help you get the most out of this more subtle type of job interview.

Expressing gratitude by mail is not a quaint courtesy but an effective way to advance your career.

Helping to run a campus club or other volunteer society provides career-building experience.

Some mistakes in applying for jobs are avoidable. Others provide opportunities to demonstrate your employability.

What to do when Voldemort writes you a letter of recommendation (and other scenarios).

Career Webinars

Presented by the AIP Career Network and co-sponsored by SPS

Presented by the AIP Career Network and co-sponsored by SPS

Presented by the AIP Career Network and co-sponsored by SPS

Presented by the AIP Career Network and co-sponsored by SPS

Presented by the AIP Career Network and co-sponsored by SPS

Pathways: Advice from Experienced Voices

Career advice and professional development articles from The SPS Observer magazine.

A Physicsist Rewrites Her Story and Finds a Career in Policy

The most transformative element of my undergraduate education

A Journey from Thug to Theoretical Physicist