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Forms and Presentations
Information for Prospective Physics Students
- Admitted Students 2020 (Low-Res) Slides with Notes
- Admitted Students 2020 Slides
Information for Prospective UW Students about the physics major. Includes information about why one might want to major in physics; which introductory course to take; what makes a successful physics major; career options for physics graduates. The version with notes includes a slide-by-slide summary of the talk that would have been given at the April 4 Admitted Students Day. The Slideshow version contains higher resolution version of the slides (without notes).
- Departmental Fact Sheet
General information about the physics department, including its students, faculty and research.
- Physics Major Information Session - Spring 2019
NOTE: This will be updated soon to reflect the physics transition to a capacity-constraint major. Presentation by Prof Olmstead to Physics 12x students interested in exploring a physics major. Contains information on how to decide if physics is the right major for you, as well what a physics major entails. It also contains outdated information on how to apply to the major.
Information for Current Majors
Graduate School Planning
- Is Grad School right for me? If so, how do I get there? - Autumn 2019
Presentation by Prof. Olmstead on factors to consider when deciding whether and when to attend graduate school in physics or astronomy, as well as advice regarding how to build a record (starting early!) that increases your chances of admission and information about how to navigate the application process.
SPS Annual Career Panel
- Overview - 2020
Presentation by Prof. Olmstead containing information on national physics career statistics and possibilities.
- High School Teaching - 2020
Presentation by Alex Stevens (UW Physics/Astro BS ’11) on his route to teaching high school in Issaquah.
- Environmental Consulting - 2020
Presentation by Marie Scott (UW Physics BS ’16) on her route through a research job at the Medical School to a system management position at the Allen Institute to a Consulting Firm.
- Finding a Job - 2018
Presentation by Cliff Slaughterbeck (UW Physics PhD ’96) containing advice based on on his experience as he built on various technical jobs to his current position as a manager at the Allen Institute for Brain Science where he hires physics undergraduates.
Summer Internship Opportunities