Helpful Links for Majors

Below we have listed websites that we think may be helpful to you. While the Department of Physics and Astronomy has no affiliation with the any of these websites and does not specifically endorse any site, they may have valuable resources for you.

The Bowdoin Center for Career Planning (CPC) can help you understand what to expect as you enter the job market. The CPC also maintains a searchable database of job listings called e-BEAR. The Department of Physics and Astronomy forwards all job listings to the CPC for inclusion in this database.

The Society for Physics Students has a great interactive career toolbox website here.

The American Institute of Physics (AIP) website has sections devoted to careers in physics, publications, science news, and other resources.

The American Physical Society (APS) website has information about publications, meeting and events, programs, careers in physics, and many other resources for people interested in physics.

The Nucleus is a website provided by the American Association of Physics Teachers in conjunction with the Society for Physics Students. It is supported, in part, by the National Science Foundation and the American Physical Society Campaign for Physics. The Nucleus is designed to serve as an informational touchpoint and online community for undergraduate physics and astronomy students. Of particular interest may be the searchable REU database.

The American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) is committed to enhancing, understanding, and appreciating physics through teaching. Areas of the website include publishing, conferences, programs, and resources.

The National Society of Black Physicists (NSBP) promotes the professional well-being of African American physicists and physics students within the international scientific community and within society at large.

The Association for Women in Science (AWIS) is a leadership organization advocating the interests of women in science and technology.

Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship Program is currently offering up to $10,000 in funding for the 2014 fall semester.

Science Teaching Openings - maintains a list of current open teaching positions in the sciences. Many private schools do not require certification for physics jobs.

Teaching Opportunities in Physical Science (TOPS) - The goal of TOPS is to inspire physics majors who are considering careers in pre-college teaching by providing an opportunity to work with skilled teachers and young learners. TOPS is hosted by the MIT/Harvard Center for Ultracold and takes place at MIT.

Boston Teaching Residency Program - Produces exceptional teachers working in urban school settings in Boston

Physics Today Job Postings - Job board listing positions for all levels (undergrad, post-grad, post-doc)