Wake Forest Physics
Career Advising and Resources
Fall 2016 ScheduleWed. Sep. 21, 2016— Dr. Justin Sigley
12:00 am in Olin Lounge.
Dr. Sigley is a 2013 WFU PhD currently working as a research scientist for St. Johns Optical Systems. His WFU PhD thesis was on "Measuring the Microscale Mechanical Properties of Fibrin Fibers and Cancer Cells." His current research interests are semiconductor materials for active and passive sensing systems. He will talk about his experiences working in industry.
Spring 2016 ScheduleTues. Mar. 1, 2016— Alton Reich
11:30 am in Olin Lounge.
Mr. Alton Reich works for Streamline Automation in Huntsville, Alabama. Streamline works on the development of specialized power sources for rockets, from propulsion to guidance systems. Mr. Reich will discuss the role of a development scientist, how he got involved in this work, and the new directions that NASA is taking for space flight. Pizza will be served.Mon. Feb. 8, 2016— Brian Mendenhall
12:00 pm in Olin Lounge 105.
Mr. Mendenhall is with the WFU Office of Personal & Career Development where he specializes in career education and coaching for the sciences. He will provide an overview of the OPCD, discuss how best to use Handshake, provide an overview of the grad school application process; and discuss other topics such as postbac internships, research fellowships, master's programs, and jobs available to BS science grads. Free Pizza will be served.
Fall 2015 ScheduleWed. Nov. 4, 2015— Dr. Elaheh Rahbar & Kelli Sims
12:00 pm in Olin Lounge 106.
Dr. Elaheh Rahbar is a professor of Biomedical Engineering at WFU School of Medicine, and Kelli Sims is a recent Graduate from the WFU Physics Department who is now in the Biomedical Engineering Program at WFUSM. Both will be here to talk about the program at WFUSM and, more generally, about graduate opportunities in Biomedical Engineering. Free Pizza will be served.Mon. Oct. 26, 2015— Jason Bates & Andrew Barelli
3:00 pm in Olin Lounge 106.
Dr. Jason Bates recently completed his PhD in Physics at WFU and now does work in Finance for General Electric Corp. Mr. Andrew Barelli will graduate this December with a BA in Physics and will begin working for Bloomberg. Both will talk about their experience with careers in Finance for physicists.
Another great resource for information on careers in physics, how well physics majors do on MCAT exams, what starting salaries physics bachelors degree graduates are offered, etc. can be found on the following informative website maintained by the American Physical Society (the main professional society of physicists in the United States): https://www.aip.org/statistics/employment.
Physics Today Jobs – American Institute of Physics Career Center with career development tools and job listings
The Wake Forest Schools of Business seeks applications for the Master of Arts in Management (MA) program specifically designed to give liberal arts, science and engineering majors the business skills needed to compete in a very competitive job market. The curriculum of this 10-month graduate business degree, which includes real-world consulting engagements with corporations and non-profits, is the perfect complement to an outstanding Wake Forest undergraduate education.
Even in a weak economy, six months after graduation 86% of the Class of 2010 MA graduates achieved careers in finance, marketing, general management and consulting at companies such as Frito-Lay, Bank of America, Wipro, Reynolds American Inc, Morgan Stanley, AT&T, Aon Hewitt, Accenture, ESPN, PricewaterhouseCoopers, United Way, Primo Water, Lowe's Food and Deloitte, to name a few.
To learn more about the Wake Forest MA in Management, please visit business.wfu.edu/ma.