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  1. Mikkel

    Job Skills Preparing for a career as quantitative analytist

    Hello, I'm looking for any advice on how to prepare myself for a starting position as a quantitative analytist (quant). I'm currently doing my Master's in astrophysics, where I for the last 1½ year have been practicting my coding skills, as I found myself gravitated towards the industry's data...
  2. VulcanRach

    Career advice in aerospace

    Summary:: Masters in aerospace in countries which allow jobs and career path in the same country I'm entering 4th year of my undergrad in mechanical engineering from India and my interest has always been in rockets and propulsion technology. I want to pursue masters in aerospace from US...
  3. Jake Ng

    Mechanical Engineer Career. Short 3 question interview.

    I have an assignment for a class where I have to interview Mechanical Engineers. The questions are “Why did you choose this career?”, “Are you happy in this career?”, and “What advice would you give to someone who wanted to pursue this career?” I would appreciate it if someone could answer these...
  4. V

    Programs Astrophysics or planetary science?

    Hi I am a computer science undergraduate working as a data scientist. I generally love studying physics and planetary science. I am aspiring to research in biomarkers and bio signatures in planets. If I have to choose this research path should I study masters in, astrophysics or...
  5. Boltzman Oscillation

    Engineering What jobs should I be seeking with these courses?

    I'm an undergraduate EE student, the last few semesters I have been taking courses in telecommunications. I took an introduction to telecommunications course, a course on data communications, and a course on digital communications. I have not taken a course on wireless communications and will...
  6. Y

    Physics Should I go into Physics?

    Hello. I have posted a similar thread many years ago. I am finishing my EE undergraduate degree in about 6 months and am thinking of doing of a Masters in Physics. I have had a discussion about it on the forum. It is challenging to switch fields but it seems doable to me at the moment. However...
  7. B

    Math Switching from science PhD to math BS???

    Hello, TL;DR: Could it be practical to leave a PhD in earth science in order to earn a BS in math (starting at the upper division level) if I'm tired of having a spotty math foundation and want to be able to learn anything? I've been on a slow, wandering path towards a vaguely defined "career...
  8. E

    Physics I love physics, but I want more money and I'm considering a career change

    I am at a huge crossroads in life and in need of some guidance. I graduated two years ago with a B.S. in Physics from an R1 university, and am currently in my second year of a physics PhD program at a different R1 university. From the moment I had my first research experience in high school, I...
  9. Iridium77

    Other Self studying physics and math: How to proceed?

    Hello, so I am a 16 year old passionate about physics and mathematics, I’ve pretty much self taught myself everything. Before you start saying that I’ve got to focus on what I have, I am nailing everything science related, straight As, but I find them quite easy and I REALLY want to move on. I...
  10. Kevin Chieppo

    Physics Career path forward for a physics autodidact?

    Hi, everybody. I did an undergrad in computer engineering, and am currently happily in a software development position, but I've always had a passion for physics and could see myself loving being in a position where I'm working in clean energy. I've spent lots of free time learning about and...
  11. T

    Physics Prospects for an experimental AMO PhD

    Hi everyone. I've been working as a full time research assistant in an AMO lab for a couple of months and I've found it interesting so far. I'm considering pursuing a PhD in experimental AMO in about a year's time. However, I'm concerned about the non-academia career prospects for AMO PhDs. Is...
  12. Boltzman Oscillation

    Engineering What is the best EE route for someone living in North Texas (DFW)?

    Good afternoon, I will be graduating with an EE bachelors in a year. To keep this brief, next semester I will be taking courses that branch off from general Electrical Engineering. I have the options of Telecom, Electronics, Control Systems, or Power Systems. Living in the DFW area, what would...
  13. P

    Physics How risky is doing a PhD in theoretical Physics?

    Hello everyone! Apologies if this question has been asked and answered before, please feel free to direct me to that post and delete this one, if needed and if it has been asked before and this post is, hence, redundant. I looked up some of the earlier posts such as...
  14. A

    Physics Need advice/your stories on what to do; my RA isn't going as expected?

    Hi all, I just finished up my master's degree a few months ago, during which I did my thesis work at another university. The work I did was very exciting and gratifying to me since I plan to continue in the same field. As a result, I had asked my supervisor if there were any research...
  15. J

    Programs Should I pursue an Engineering or Physics track?

    Hello, all! Brand new here, so I'm still learning all the ropes. Anyway. I'm a first year Electrical & Computer Engineering student at a Community College in Delaware. The program is designed as part of an articulation agreement with the University of Delaware in order to make a transfer to...
  16. J

    How do I correctly move into engineering?

    So here is the gist of it, right now I am one semester away from graduating from Rutgers University with a Bachelor's of Science for Physics and I have found that I do not want to continue on with Physics and I feel that engineering is more of what I am looking for. I have been involved in...
  17. Z

    Engineering Senior mechanical engineering student With a 3.5 GPA but I really hate it

    Hello guys, Long story short i am a senior mechanical engineering student (graduating next year). But i do not like my major, at first i did not matter to me what i choose or what i study. i did not know what i like and mechanical engineering seemed a good option to me in terms of good job...
  18. G

    Schools Theoretical physics university climbing

    I'm a 4th year MPhys student currently finishing my undergrad. I will be attending a theoretical masters course next year at Kings. I have been declined by Imperial and Cambridge so I have started to get a little worried about my future. Even though I have been declined this year, is there any...
  19. H

    Programs Would Engineering Physics be a good major for what I want to do?

    Hello everyone! This is my first post here, so I'm still figuring everything out. I am a Junior in Highschool, so soon it will be time for me to apply to colleges. Because of my high school, I have direct access to the top private university in Mexico, however, they do not offer Physics as a...
  20. L

    Job Skills Online Physics Tutoring advice

    Hello! I have a B.S. in Physics with an emphasis in Physics Education Research, and have recently been considering tutoring lower level physics students online. During my degree, I tutored at my university and I've also had experience teaching English as a Second Language. I'm not overly found...
  21. astroman707

    Programs What is the likelihood of a physics major getting an engineering job?

    I’ve been told that physics majors are looked at favorably when applying for entry-level engineering jobs. Is this true? How qualified are they when compared to engineering majors? Are applied physics majors looked at any differently? Do employers care about an undergraduate thesis?
  22. L

    Job Skills Theoretical vs Experimental Physics -- which is more glamorous?

    I am worried that I am passionate about physics and yearn for a career in physics(through theoretical physics), and by a career I mean a placement in a prestigious institute and then be part of leading physics, but would that require sacrificing my entire 20s and even 30s or can I can get all...
  23. LilyWillows

    Physics Employability with a degree in theoretical physics vs physics

    Hi! I'm currently in my second year of a five year integrated masters degree in physics. When applying, I chose to study just plain physics as I didn't really know what I wanted to do and I didn't want to limit my options. However, for the past year and a half, and honestly before that too, I've...
  24. Samuel Scarborough

    Physics Navy or Air Force for Particle Physics

    I have been interested in particle physics since I was in High School, but I have struggled to keep my GPA high enough to get me into grad school and I want to serve my country. I decided that the military was the best route to get the experience I needed. I would like to work with lasers to...
  25. W

    Physics Career options for a physicist (MSc)

    Hi PF, I graduated (MSc) six months ago with a 3.7/4.0 GPA and is still unemployed. During my time at university, I focused on my studies and did not give my future work life much thought. Consequently, I do not really know what my options are as a physicist. Sure, after reading countless job...
  26. M

    Programs Switch majors from ME to material science?

    Hey, I’m kinda of in a crisis in my head here. I’m in the US to pursue my masters in mechanical engineering. After the introductory material science course, I believe I’ve got a greater interest towards materials than mechanical engineering. Would transferring to Material Science be a good...
  27. P

    How do you reconcile performance and curiosity?

    Hello everyone! I originally decided to be a physicist when I took an online course in Astronomy which talked about the greatest unsolved mysteries of the universe. After coming to university and conducting research in Particle Physics, I think I like it better and would pursue it instead...
  28. doglover9754

    Engineering I’m trying to decide between 2 engineering careers. Any help?

    So I am a high school freshman student this school year. We have this career guidance presentation every once in a while by our counselors. I wanted to be an engineer but I realized something. I don’t know which engineer I’d want to persue. I’ve limited it down to two. Mechatronics or...
  29. Destroxia

    Physics Post-Bachelor's Problems

    I've graduated from college about 4 months ago with a B.S. in Physics, and a minor in Mathematics. I've applied to so many jobs I lost count, Physics Jobs, MechE jobs, EE Jobs, SystemsE, SoftwareE, etc. I've interviewed at maybe 3 places only so far, and from those interviews they informed my...
  30. U

    Aerospace and Physics double major? or Aerospace masters?

    If my goal job title were to be aerospace engineer, what would employer like more: Double major in aerospace engineering and physics, or a masters in aerospace engineering. The reason it is one or the other is I would only like to do only 4 years of school and I can complete a masters in four...
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