I ask because I will in a year be applying for internships doing lab based work in physics, hopefully. Now what can you tell me what are some valued skills in the lab? -How about expierence in numerical analysis software? My uni does what they call a summerfield session for physics majors-> "Introduction to the design of engineering physics apparatus. Concentrated individual participation in the design of machined and fabricated system components, vacuum systems, optics, electronics and computer interfacing systems. Supplementary lectures on safety and laboratory techniques" Will this give me good lab prepatory expierence? Zap I am sure you have some good advice. What can I do to stick out? Thanks in advance.