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physCAP Career Events 2020.2021

The physCAP Career Events are designed to give 3rd and 4th year students a sense of what opportunities exist for students with the analytical and quantitative skills that are developed during an undergraduate physics degree program.

Open to 2nd, 3rd and 4th year students in Physics Majors, Specialist and Joint Specialist programs.

Wednesday, March 3, 2021
5:00-6:00pm
Zoom

physCAP Career Event

Physics Careers Outside Academia

Hear from a panel of physics graduates who used their physics degrees in ways you may never have thought of!

Speakers:

Ginelle Johnston - Manager A220 Maintenance Engineering - Airbus
Eisha Patel - Data Scientist - BELL Canada
Eric Sjerve - Chief Technology Officer - IRISNDT
Andrea Vargas - Systems Test Specialist - Synaptive Medical Inc.

View Speaker Bios here:
2021 Speaker Bios

Register by March 2 Here:
https://utoronto.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYqf-2qpzooG9PH84Eeaxnclz6mMD-2suiu

Next Event: Fall 2021

physCAP Professional and Graduate School Event

Hear from a panel of physics grads who pursued professional or graduate degrees after their BSc.

2020 Speakers:

Danielle Chu – Law
Stephanie Lim-Reinders – Medicine
Pekka Sinervo – Academia
Sarah Torrie – Teaching

Confirm attendance, by emailing: mentorship@physics.utoronto.ca

Photos of Speakers from the years 2016-2020

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When asked what they learned/gained from the career event, participants said....

  • Gained more confidence about their degree
  • Learned how to start a job in finance field, how physics can be applied, what kind/level of job to look for
  • Learned about possible career paths in physics and how to apply for them
  • Learned that an education in physics gives you many skills and attributes that are coveted by people in many fields
  • Learned how diverse a career a physicist can have and how unbounded the options are