Cal Poly Pomona

Physics and Astronomy Seminar

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Physics Careers: To the Bachelor's Degree and Beyond

Crystal Bailey

American Physical Society

Students who choose to become physics majors know how broad and versatile a physics training can be. However, it can be difficult for some students to know about the career opportunities available to physics degree holders. In this presentation, Dr. Crystal Bailey will provide information on the employment picture of physics bachelors, including the most common employment sectors, typical starting salaries, and skills and abilities used by physics bachelors in the workplace. Dr. Bailey will also present information on how each of these factors change as a student progresses along the degree path from to physics Master and PhD levels, and will share information on resources available from APS to help students plan their career path

Dr. Crystal Bailey is the Education and Careers Program Manager at the American Physical Society (APS) in College Park, MD, as a part of the APS Department of Education and Diversity. Crystal works on several projects which help provide physics career information to students and professional physicists. Some of her projects include the physics InSight slideshow, Future of Physics Days events at the APS March and April meetings, APS Webinars, the APS Job Fair and Job Board, as well as providing staff support to the APS Committee on Careers and Professional Development.
Before coming to the APS, Dr. Bailey did research in nuclear physics at Indiana University, Bloomington in the area of few-body systems. She graduated in 2009 after defending her PhD Thesis, "An Investigation of Four-Body Nuclear Systems: A Measurement of the Cross Section and Analyzing Powers for d+d elastic and d+dąp+t at Intermediate Energies", and now lives and works near College Park, MD.

Refreshments at 10:50 AM. Seminar begins at 11:00 AM.
Building 8, Room 241
For further information, please call (909) 869-4014

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