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Workshop: Industrial Careers for Physicists on October 12, 2013

Most physics majors and Ph.Ds end up in rewarding careers outside of academia, especially in industry and national laboratories, or in non-scientific fields. How do they find and get these jobs?  The Texas Section of the American Physical Society (APS) is teaming with the APS Forum on Industrial and Applied Physics (FIAP) and APS Headquarters to help undergraduates, graduate students, and post docs unravel the process of finding a great job in industry and other non-academic work places. The session will cover topics such as:

•          How do I learn about such jobs?
•          How do I prepare myself to be qualified for such jobs?
•          How do I write a resume for industry?
•          How do I meet industrial physicists?
•          What is an industry interview like and how can I prepare for it?
•          What can I expect to do as an industrial physicist?
•          What are other non-physics careers that might interest me?
•          How do I start?
Dr. Rumble will talk about how to find, prepare for, and get non-academic jobs. For many years, Dr. John Rumble has been a leader in scientific and technical (S&T) data, including physics, materials, and engineering. For 24 years, he worked for the National Institute of Standards and Technology, serving as Director of the NIST Standard Reference Data Program and Chief of the NIST Measurement Services Division. From 2004 to 2011, Dr. Rumble was Executive VP of Information International Associates, an information management company in Oak Ridge TN. He is now President of R&R Data Services, in Gaithersburg MD. Dr. Rumble has considerable industrial physics and materials science experience. In 1979-1980, he worked at the IAEA in Vienna Austria. During his time at NIST, he worked with many industry organizations and professional societies to develop industry-related data programs in materials science and engineering, as well as standards for industrial data. In recent years, he has been active in the area of nanomaterials. Rumble received a Ph.D. in Chemical Physics from Indiana University. In 1998-2002, Rumble was President of CODATA, the ICSU Committee on Data for Science and Technology and was awarded the CODATA 2006 Prize for achievements in S&T data.
Dr, John Rodriguez will also present talk about how to find, prepare for, and get jobs in high tech industry. He is a Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff in the Analog Technology Development Department of Texas Instruments, Dallas TX.