John Orrell Physics - Nuclear & Neutrino
John Orrell Physics - Nuclear & Neutrino

Physics Careers

Below I cover the professional development activities I have been engaged in.

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Science Careers

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Individuals having advanced scientific training are valuable problem solvers, often able to refocus their intellect over a broad range of material. Thus scientists are found not only in research oriented academia but also at our National Laboratories and in technological business and industry. For society to take full advantage of the skills possessed by these individuals it is vitally important to: I have been involved with a number of organizations that work to achieve these goals on an on-going and real-time basis.

APS Committee on Careers and Professional Development

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The Committee on Careers and Professional Development (CCPD) is the American Physical Society's (APS) organizational body that tracks career issues for the APS Executive Council. I served a three year term on the Committee (2004 - 2007) and was Chairperson of the Committee in my last year, 2006. Some the projects we completed during this time were: Please go to the APS Careers in Physics website for the latest resources.

Career Development Organization (CDO)
for Physicists and Astronomers

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The Career Development Organization (CDO) for Physicists and Astronomers is a Registered Student Organization at the University of Washington composed of physics and astronomy graduate students.The CDO formed to address the needs of the physical science student-body regarding career planning and advancement. The CDO achieves this objective through a number of programs: The CDO is constantly looking to interact with individuals or employers who wish to promote career opportunities for physicists and astronomers. I encourage you to contact the CDO - they will be glad to speak with you.

Science Career Resources

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Books I read when looking for a job: Books I'm reading for professional development: Books on alternative careers for 'hard' scientists: