Undergraduates at SUNY Potsdam are encouraged to obtain extra experience in their chosen field by doing on and off-campus internships. Contact the Experiential Education Office at (315) 267-2803 or visit their website to learn more.
Physics graduates build careers in teaching, performing research for private companies, foundations and universities or enter fields in computers, industry, engineering, communications or science writing. SUNY Potsdam’s recent physics graduates have found jobs in companies such as IBM, Lockheed, Rockwell International, Leeds & Northrup, Pattern Analysis and Recognition, Raytheon, Central Dynamics and Eastman Kodak; their positions include computer programmer, engineer, sales engineer, engineer on the space program, systems analyst and optical technician. Other students have continued their studies on the graduate level.
Statistical data on trends in physics, American Institute of Physics
Education and Employment in Physics, American Institute of Physics
Career Service in Physics, Physics Today
Summer Research Opportunities, The Nucleus