What does it take to get a (physics-related) job at CERN? What about for an undergrad non-physics major? I'm already a junior with an AA in Biology and Mathematics, I'll have my BS in both the next few years. After taking Gen. Physics I and 2 as degree requirements I found out that I abolutely adore physics, and have since started doing independent research/projects and even getting a job as a physics tutor and TA at my school. My school does not have a physics major but the professors and I are working on bringing more physics-related classes to the university. My specialty is anything related to magnetism (high energy, diamagnetics, etc...) and I have applied for the REU program at the National High Magnetic Field Lab. I also independently study M-theory and anything related to quantum mechanics. I'm not saying I have even the slightest chance of getting a job at CERN but I figured if I was going to aim high I might as well go full-on. If I can build up my resume in the next few years I'm probably going to apply for an internship there, even though I do not have one of the prerequisite majors. I'd be happy just getting a research job somewhere else, but I really want to work in quantum physics/particle physics/high energy physics/etc. What can I do to improve my chances of working somewhere "good" (per se...) without switching universities? My school is small but I have really enjoyed watching it grow in the past few years and I'm hoping to help bring a physics major to it soon along with my professors. Pretty far-fetched goal, but at least if I aim high I'll land somewhere pretty good. Physics grabbed me and has never let go so I can't imagine working in another field and enjoying it as much as I enjoy physics.