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So I'm an undergrad student from India pursuing physics, I'm currently in my first year and I'm really confused as to what I should do. I mean, I like physics, especially the computational aspect of it, but I don't know if I'll continue physics after three years. Summer's gonna start soon and I haven't really applied for internships/ workshops/ summer schools. I honestly don't know what to do. Some advice from the people here is really appreciated ! Thank you !
 

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Learn what your options are at the university where you attend. If you are doing well academically then consider: Physics may give you a good education; Engineering may give you good job opportunities.
 
Physics may give you a good education; Engineering may give you good job opportunities.
I realised this like 2 weeks ago and it's been troubling me really hard because I don't see any practical applications to physics without engineering.
 

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I realised this like 2 weeks ago and it's been troubling me really hard because I don't see any practical applications to physics without engineering.
Good. Now you are thinking. Look again at the first sentence of my post #2: Find out what your options are at the school you are attending.
 

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I realised this like 2 weeks ago and it's been troubling me really hard because I don't see any practical applications to physics without engineering.
  • medical physics
  • geophysics
  • accelerator physics
  • materials research
  • health physics
  • nuclear physics
  • biophysics
  • photonics
  • etc.
Summer's gonna start soon and I haven't really applied for internships/ workshops/ summer schools. I honestly don't know what to do.
At the risk of stating the obvious, if you want to explore your options, maybe you should start applying for internships etc. And if nothing else works out, remember the default summer condition: get a job. Earn as much money as you can and gain real world experience. If you're not in a position to learn hard skills like coding or electronics, soft skills like dealing with customers or salesmanship can be just as valuable.
 
  • medical physics
  • geophysics
  • accelerator physics
  • materials research
  • health physics
  • nuclear physics
  • biophysics
  • photonics
  • etc.
Thank you so much for opening my eyes and I'll do try for what you said.
 

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