As I'm looking for summer research opportunities and internships, I noticed that the physics department at my university offers summer jobs to students (I'm guessing physics students) at our accelerator center (which focuses I believe mainly on ion beam analysis). Now, I'm an EE major. I plan on going to graduate school (most likely in EE, and hopefully in some very physics-oriented discipline). I was wondering, if somehow I managed to convince the physics department to let me work there, would that be good experience to have? Would engineering graduate programs look at that as a good research experience for an incoming EE student? Or, if I decided to go for physics, would that give me some kind of advantage, being an EE major trying to go to grad school for physics What about for industry? Is that the kind of experience that would help me out if I decided to go into industry? If more details are needed about the accelerator center, I can provide them.