Your major is just the beginning...
Your major helps you develop knowledge, skills and abilities that employers seek.
To identify additional skills and abilities you have developed through your coursework, activities and work, consider using the reflection worksheets (accessible via B.hired > Resources) and/or Type Focus (accessible via B.hired > Resources).
The Brandeis Internship Exchange is a convenient online tool to find and share internship opportunities.
Just log on with your UNET ID and use the advanced search to search internships by major.
Physics is the branch of science concerned with the study of properties and interactions of space, time, matter and energy.
The Department of Physics requires students to attain a firm grasp of the basic principles of classical physics and familiarity with those of quantum physics in order to learn how to decide which principles are relevant to a given situation, to construct the appropriate mathematical model, to develop the mathematical skills necessary to carry out the computations that generate predictions and to strengthen the experimental skills used in exploring new phenomena and in carrying out the verification step of a typical scenario.
Brandeis offers students the unique opportunity to prepare for graduate school or employment in a variety of technical fields. The undergraduate program is strongly based on a first-rate research program by the department’s faculty, which gives students the opportunity to participate in cutting-edge research in areas including astrophysics and cosmology, biological physics, condensed matter physics, high energy particle physics and theoretical physics, as well as topics such as string theory, liquid crystals, DNA, polymers, elementary particles, distant quasars and the early universe.
Most graduates go on to graduate school, while some go into high-tech employment, medical school or other professional studies. Brandeis Physics majors have a record of entering the best graduate programs.
The Hiatt Center is pleased to provide a list of organizations, titles and fields of alumni who majored in your discipline. The list represents a wide array of professions, which is indicative of the wealth of transferable skills students cultivate as a Physics major at Brandeis.
|1975||Downtown Physical Therapy||Physical Therapist||Healthcare|
|2005||UC Berkley||PhD Student||Higher Ed|
|2011||US Air Force||Grad Engineering Intern||Government|
|2008||The Munich Eye||Columnist||Writing and Editing|
|2011||Norwood High School||Physics Teacher||Education|
|2008||US EPA||Moves Intern Personal Democracy||Renewables & Environment|
|2006||State of MA||Legal/Legislative Intern||Law|
|2003||Yale University NERA Economic||Systems Programmer||Information Technology|
|2004||Self Employed||Yoga Instructor, Entrepreneur||Health, Wellness and Fitness|
|2001||MIT, Lincoln Lab||Systems Software Architect||Information Technology|
|2009||Huntington Theatre Company||Asst to Artistic Director||Performing Arts|
|2009||QD Vision, Inc||BLU Applications Engineer||Research|
Your program of study at Brandeis University provides both field-specific knowledge and a broad range of transferable skills, abilities and knowledge that are sought after by all employers in all fields and enhance your experience and success in the world of work. To identify additional skills and abilities you have developed through coursework, activities and work, take TypeFocus.
In addition to you coursework, internships can be extremely beneficial as you develop academic and professional skills. The Brandeis Internship Exchange is an easy and convenient online tool for you to find and share real internship opportunities. Just log on with your UNET ID and use the advanced search to identify majors' internships.
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