So Im graduating this spring or summer, 2013, plan to take the GRE next fall and apply to physics phd programs with the aim of going to gradschool in fall of 2014. I hope to spend the time between graduation and gradschool doing some physics related research. This is mostly for the resume since i currently have no research exp. under my belt. Im not sure exactly where I should be working during this time. Should I aim to work for a private company, a univerity or does it matter? I dont care about pay; im willing to be a slave for a while longer in order to get into grad school.