APS Bridge Program

Student Professional Development Resources

Students often begin physics graduate programs with interests in a variety of career options. Here we describe practices that can help prepare students for different types of careers and outreach opportunities that can benefit both students and physics departments.

Effective Practices:

Preparing master’s students for doctoral degree applications:

Develop a course to prepare students for the GRE Physics Subject Test.

Offer professional development activities for students interested in academic positions.

Preparing students for private-sector and government careers:

Offer a professional development course or seminar to introduce students to skills they will need in these kinds of careers.