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Education and Outreach

AVS offers various training opportunities on a wide range of topics in the form of e-TALKS, SHORT COURSES and WEBINARS. Training ranges from a one-hour e-Talk (FREE), to half-day webinars, to full day short courses. AVS e-Talks and Webinars are hosted virtually via the Zoom platform, while AVS Short Courses can be offered Onsite/In-Person or Online via the Zoom platform. For more information on AVS Training Opportunities check out the following:




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Career-Related Articles

Careers and Education - Read the latest articles in Physics Today.

Physics Today’s Annual Careers Issue - Career advancement advice, analysis of industry trends and helpful insights from real physicists across all sectors. Upcoming 2024 Careers Issue - learn more!

Career Development Videos

How to Become a Successful Physicist - Learn how to become a good physicist and how to train aspiring physicists.

Professional societies and you - Take advantage of the member benefits and also volunteer for leadership positions, joining a society can help advance your career.

Stepping off the tenure track - Pursuing a professorship doesn't have to be the default career choice. Learn how to decide if staying in academia is right for you.

When (and when not) to volunteer at work - Evaluate extracurricular opportunities and make an informed decision about whether to accept or not.

A Whole New World: Preparing for Life After Academia - Evaluate your personal values, skills, abilities, and knowledge to understand what sort of career will fulfill you professionally.

If You Lead, Will They Follow? Leadership Skills: A Critical Tool for Career Success - Learn about various aspects of leadership, how they affect your career, and how to develop your own leadership skills.

Virtual Networking Webinar - Guiding you through networking virtually amid the COVID-19 crisis.

Going Virtual: The Interview and Job Talk - Discussing leveraging virtual platforms to execute an interviewing plan that will help you land that dream job.

Career Planning in a Crisis: How to Move Your Career Forward - Learn how to build and execute a strong, customized crisis management plan for your career.

Additional Career Resources provided by the American Institute of Physics

Society of Physics Students - A professional association explicitly designed for students and their advisers.

GradSchoolShopper - Students guide to finding the right graduate school path or program for success.

Publishing Academy - Helping researchers advance their research and careers.

Statistical Research Center - Your source for data on education, careers, and diversity in physics, astronomy and other physical sciences.

The AVS Career Center has listings for the latest science and engineering jobs in specialized disciplines like applied physics, astrophysics, atomic and molecular physics, mechanical engineering, plasma physics, materials science and engineering, fluid mechanics and dynamics, optics and lasers, and electrical engineering plus teaching jobs for assistant, associate, and full professor roles. Find a job here as a computational or experimental physicist, postdoctoral appointee, fellow, or researcher.