Subject: So you have a degree in Science. Now what?
Speaker Name: Rudolf Tromp
Speaker Institution: IBM
Title: So you have a degree in Science. Now what?
Tue, May 8, 2018 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Physical Sciences Complex Lobby
Abstract: Students (undergraduate and graduate), as well as postdoctoral
researchers, are usually embedded in an academic environment, working with or
for a professor with extensive research experience. This professor will
naturally be a role model, and many students aspire to also become a
university professor and spend their careers in academia. But reality is
different: the vast majority of physics students will not end up in academia,
and will not end up spending their careers doing research. Even more,
research in industry has sharply declined over the last 20 years. So what is
a fresh graduate to expect, and what career options are available to her? In
this (hopefully interactive) talk I will discuss how a degree in science
provides a starting point for addressing a variety of societal grand
challenges in a broad range of professional settings.
Host: Ichiro Takeuchi
Contact Person: Kathryn Denise Sickles
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