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physCAP Recap

Updates from the Physics Career Accelerator Program.

Physics Mentorship Program

The 2021-2022 Physics Mentorship Program wrapped up on April 5, 2022 with a virtual closing event. The program had almost 50 mentor-mentee matches. Mentors consisted of alumni, faculty and graduate students and student mentees who were 3rd and 4th year undergraduate students.

Selected mentee comments:

"I learnt so much about both academia and life outside in the industry. I feel like I have a much stronger holistic foundation going into graduate school."

"The most important thing I gained is the insight on what the life in a career related to physics feels like. For example, what the difference between private and governmental hiring, or what kind of job are you expecting on the daily basis. I was also able to learn what kind of mindset you are suppose to have going into the field."

" I have a better idea of what courses I should take if I consider grad school in the future. More importantly, more diverse resources and information were provided by my mentor and she has been very very very supportive and caring which means so much to me especially in the situation that I am struggling from and dealing with personal issues. Thank you very much for the arrangement and I really appreciate all the efforts the mentors and the panel put. "

Selected mentor comments when asked what they liked best about the program:

"Meeting and getting to know a bright young student who is in a similar position as I was years ago, and being able to offer my insights and experiences!"

"I liked seeing the active change in my mentee's confidence as they learned more and started seeing their efforts pay off."

More information on the Physics Mentorship Program can be found here:

Mentorship Closing Event Apr 2022