Hi, I'm beginning my physics PhD program this fall because I want to do astrophysics. However, even though astro is an interesting field, I have no intention of staying in academia afterwards. I'd like to do software in game physics or animation physics in the industry. Will I be frequently rejected as overqualified? Those positions are usually open to CS, physics, ME majors with "advanced degree preferred". I wouldn't really mind leaving with an MS if it significantly improves my prospects, but it's always been one goal in my life to earn a PhD. Or, is there anything else I can do other than dropping out at some point? Like industrial internships? (Do physics professors disdain non-academic internships?) I already have 1.5 yrs solid experience doing game physics.