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Summer Employment Advice Needed

  1. Mar 13, 2013 #1
    Hey I'm intending to get a B.A. in Physics and have started taking courses within the major
    this semester. Since I'm starting out in Mechanics, I didn't think that I had a good enough background to apply for REUs. Any advice on what I should do this summer (I can't afford to take classes)? After getting my degree, I'm tossing around the idea of getting a masters in Electrical Engineering.
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  3. Mar 14, 2013 #2


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    One thing about research postions is that there are a lot more of them than just the REUs and sometimes they just need a person to do some really basic data collection work so don't automatically discredit yourself if you really want to do something research-oriented.

    If you can't get something research-oriented, there are other factors that are of equal or even more importance, such as pay or experience. Even if you're dead set on being a physicist for the rest of your life a job as a summer camp councillor can help you develop teaching and leadership skills and can be a lot of fun too.
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