For Graduating Students

(Scroll down for PostBac, internships, Bridge Programs and Gap Year information!!! )

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Graduate School Planning


TIMESTEP Templates for Grad School Application Planning 

(this includes CV templates, template spreadsheets for keeping track of schools and keeping your letter writers informed, tips for writing applications)


List of US Grad Schools that don’t require PGRE and Cost Breakdown


Grad School Shopper from AIP

Guide to Grad School in US: Astrobites

Guide to Grad School in US: AAPT

Timeline for Preparing for Grad School in US: Astrobites


Scholarships for Graduating Seniors

Astronomy and Physics PhD programs typically pay a stipend, but often require you to teach. A scholarship can increase your options in finding an advisor and also decrease the number of semesters you need to teach. 


Database of Scholarships: Cientifico Latino


Sloan Indigenous Graduate Partnership Fellowship (UA)

Churchill Scholarship (Cambridge, UK)

Hertz Fellowship (Oct. , Can apply during a Gap Year, US Citizens/Permanent Res.) 

Marshall Scholarship (to study in the UK)

National Physical Science Consortium Graduate Fellowship (US Citizens; Dec)

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (US Citizens)

Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans (including DACA & Refugees)

US Fulbright Scholarship 


What to do if you’ve been accepted to Grad School 

Navigating Grad School Visits  by Astrobites

Grad school compiled info by Astrobites

Grad School Visits as a Woman of Color: Questions to ask by MeltingTheSnow

Questions for Graduate Programs:   by Dra. Nicole Cabrera Salazar, Nadirah Farah Foley and Leah Fulmer  

  

Gap Year Planning 


                                    Gap Year Advice by Ansom Lam

                    Gap Year Advice & Post-baccalaureate Programsby        

                                        Leah Fulmer, Marina Dunn & Alex Gagliano

                   Why you might want to do a Post-Baccalaureate Program



Bridge, Post-Bac & Terminal Masters Programs 

(transition from Undergrad to Grad School)


               Overview (compiled by Holly Brown)

              Deadlines are usually Feb or March 

 

Look for Post-bac/Research Technician Positions:

           AAS Job Register 

           Careers at NASA

           Society of Physics Students Job Board


Bridge Programs: 

              APS Bridge Program  (open to DACA) 

               Fisk-Vanderbilt Physical Sciences Masters-to-PhD Bridge Program 

             IGEN Bridge Program

               UC San Diego-Morehouse Physics Bridge Program

               Cal-Bridge Astronomy and Physics Bridge Program: 

            Columbia University Natural Sciences Bridge to PhD Program 

              Minority Opportunities in REsearch Bridges to the PhD Program

              Princeton Bridge Program (Physics)

        Specific APS Bridge Programs:

               Ohio State University Physics Masters to PhD Bridge Program

               University of South Florida Physics Bridge Program 


Summer Research Programs that accept graduating seniors:

                   TAURUS  Program at UT Austin 

               STScI Summer Internship Program  

                 NRAO Undergraduate Summer Student Research Assistantship (international scholars can apply)

                    NSBP-Simons Summer Research Fellowship (for NSBP Members)

                    Society of Physics Intenship: Policy & Education (some positions may require US citizenship)

                    Matthew Isakowitz Fellowship in Commercial Space Flight (nov)

Post-Baccalaureate Programs:

                 Blue Marble Space: Young Scientist Program

                 CRESST II Summer Internship 

                 Department of Energy (DOE) Scholars Program

                 JPL Internship

                 Lunar and Planetary Institute:  Summer Internship   

                 Wesleyan McNair Program

                  Princeton Post-Baccalaureate Program  (Astronomy - not offered 2019-2020)

                    Helen Fellowship at the American Natural History Museum (Citizenship required, for women)

                    Joint Post-baccalaureate Program in Washington University-St. Louis    

                 Yale Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Programs   

                Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education Recent Graduates Research Opportunities     

                   

Internships/1 year Programs:

                GEM Fellowship  (US citizens, URM Program)  

                Professional Associates Program for Women and Minorities (Brookhaven National Lab, Citizenship required). 


Terminal Masters:

                U Michigan Imes Moore Fellows Program in Applied Physics   

                    Wesleyan University Masters in Astronomy 



Science Policy/Outreach/Communication

                    Smithsonian Museum Internships

                    Brookhaven National Lab Science Communication Fellowship

Job search:  https://www.idealist.org/en/



Industry Options


Technical job postings

CU Boulder LASP 


SPACE TECH COMPANIES (see also the TIMESTEP Internship page)


Companies that Contract with NASA

Companies that Contract with Marshall Space Flight Center

Raytheon: Recent Grads & Internships 


        

     

Preparing for Jobs in Tech/Industry 


Learn coding:

https://leetcode.com

https://www.codecademy.com/learn

https://www.linkedin.com/learning/

https://www.pythoninstitute.org/free-python-courses/

 https://www.datacamp.com


Compare company salaries for different levels of software engineering:

https://www.levels.fyi   


Applying For Jobs:

Example Tech Resume

Example Resumes

Overview: Resumes & Social Media 

Resume Advice


Where to Look for Jobs:


Career Resources for Astro/Physics Undergrads (compiled by Holly Brown)

Resources compiled by the Physics Department


UA Career Services

Career Services Resources (including subscriptions to online career guides and planners) -- 

“A” Resume Guide (pdf) 

Wildcat Joblink (UA Student Job Postings)

 

American Institute of Physics Career Resources

Physics Today Job Board

 

Society of Physics Students Career Resources

Society of Physics Students Job Board

SPS Career Toolbox for Undergraduate Physics Students

 

American Astronomical Society Career Resources

AAS Job Register Ads


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