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Looking for job in Spring. senior BS in physics

  1. Dec 12, 2013 #1
    I will be applying for re-entry to my university to complete my Physics BS in the Fall (expected graduation in Fall 2014). I have 2 summers research (in EE), 3 years machining experience and 2 physics labs classes. Has anyone been in a similar predicament? I plan to apply to as many tech companies and labs in my area (silicon valley). Any advice would be appreciated.
    Thank you.
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2013
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  3. Dec 12, 2013 #2


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    Since you will be returning to school in the fall, you should consider working as a temp until then. Find a temp agency that specializes in science/engineering placements. Often temp assignments are a good way to get your foot in the door.
  4. Dec 12, 2013 #3
    My advise is to go to graduate school for something more marketable. I suspect you will have a very tough time getting a career style job with what you have posted.
  5. Dec 12, 2013 #4
    That's too far ahead for me, although I want to go to grad school for physics. A temp agency sounds good, thanks.
  6. Dec 13, 2013 #5


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    Are you looking for a summer physics/engineering internship? If so PM me a link to your resume, linkedin or whatever.
  7. Dec 13, 2013 #6
    You should focus on looking for jobs that can use your 3 years machining experience.

    My current job is completely unrelated to my majors, but it pays the bills.
  8. Dec 21, 2013 #7
    Would it be better for me to look for internships since I plan to return to school in Fall? I'd look at SLAC and SRI, but are there internships that do not require a transcript or letters of recommendation?
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