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  1. Jun 17, 2008 #1
    So You Want To Be A Physicist
    Written by ZapperZ

    "One of the most frequent questions we get in various physics forums and IRC physics channels (besides the annoying ”can anything travel faster than c?”) is the process and background of being a physics major. Often, we have students asking what are the requirements of obtaining a physics degree, and what can one do with such accomplishments. I am hoping that, in a series of postings on this topic, we get to go over and demystify the whole process of what one can expect as a physics major in college, all the way to going through a Ph.D program, and even beyond that in the land of postdoctoral work and employment."

    Table of Contents
    Introduction: The motivation for creating the series
    Part I: Early Physics Education in High schools

    Part II: Surviving the First Year of College
    Part III: Mathematical Preparations
    Part IV: The Life of a Physics Major
    Part V: Applying for Graduate School
    Part VI: What to Expect from Graduate School Before You Get There
    Part VII: The US Graduate School System
    Part VIII: Alternative Careers for a Physics Grad
    Part VIIIa: Entering Physics Graduate School From Another Major
    Part IX: First years of Graduate School from Being a TA to the Graduate Exams
    Part X: Choosing a Research area and an advisor
    Part XI: Initiating Research Work
    Part XII: Research work and The Lab Book
    Part XIII: Publishing in a Physics Journal
    Part XIV: Oral Presentations
    Part XIII: Publishing in a Physics Journal (Addendum)
    Part XIV: Oral Presentations - Addendum
    Part XV - Writing Your Doctoral Thesis/Desertation
    Part XVI - Your Thesis Defense
    Part XVII - Getting a Job!
    Part XVIII - Postdoctoral Position
    Part XIX - Your Curriculum Vitae

    Discussion can be found here
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    Last edited: Mar 28, 2017
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