# APS: Success in Industry Careers Webinar Series

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The American Physical Society (APS) has just launched a webinar series addressing careers for physicists in industry (broadly includes national labs). [ETA: Correction: National labs are covered under a separate series also listed on the following link.] Details of the series can be found here: https://www.aps.org/careers/guidance/webinars/index.cfm. First webinar (Why You Should Consider an Industry Career) is scheduled for 9/15/2020.

Note: If you are a student (undergrad or grad), APS membership is free for the first year. Subsequent student membership fees are greatly reduced from regular rates: $25/yr for undergrad,$39/yr for grad. To join APS, see: https://www.aps.org/membership/join.cfm.

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Locrian

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Gosh one of those topics look really good more like an engineering one "letting the perfect be the enemy of the good". I said this to one recruiter at a career fair; they seemed very impressed after this (of course there were a few gentle technical questions) and they set me up with an in-person interview later that week, and I got an offer after a good interview. Thanks for sharing!

Gosh one of those topics look really good more like an engineering one "letting the perfect be the enemy of the good". I said this to one recruiter at a career fair; they seemed very impressed after this (of course there were a few gentle technical questions) and they set me up with an in-person interview later that week, and I got an offer after a good interview. Thanks for sharing!
At one time I worked a stint as a quality improvement engineer for a major telecom lab. At one time, we considered quality as defined by performance and reliability. We later considered quality as defined by performance and reliability under the constraints of cost and schedule. There is a major cultural shift from doing a PhD dissertation to industrial R&D.

Joshy
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There's no free lunch.