Physics Careers at HUGS 2019

Conference Date

This free mini-workshop is part of the HUGS 2019 Summer School in nuclear physics, but open to all interested graduate students and post-docs from the Jefferson Lab community.

Our goal is to offer graduate students and interested postdocs a perspective on academic and non-academic careers, including a hands-on session with practical advice on resume and CV writing. To participate in the mock interview session, you however need to send an application package by Tuesday, June 4th at 7 am (see below for details)

For questions contact the organizers: Arun Tadepalli (, and Alberto Accardi (

Physics Careers at HUGS 2019

Monday, June 10 -- 1-6:30 pm -- Room F113

Part 1 - Careers in Physics
13:30-13:50 Life of a Physicist at NASA [slides] Julie Williams-Byrd (NASA-LARC)
13:55-14:15 From Physics to Bloomberg L.P. [slides] Brian Tice (Bloomberg L.P.)
14:20-14:40 Physicists in Medicine [slides] Vahagn Nazaryan (HUPTI)
14:45-15:05 From Theoretical Physics to Arts and Social Justice: A Non-Typical Physics Career [slides] [APS Physics article] Agnes Mocsy (Yale University/Pratt Institute)
15:10-15:50 Panel Discussion (with coffee and cookies for everybody) [slides] Speakers + R. Gilman (Rutgers U.) audience!
Part 2 - Hands-on: how to get your job
16:00-16:40 CV/resume review and discussion  Speakers + audience!
16:40-18:30 Mock interview sessions (RESTRICTED - MUST APPLY) (parallel sessions conducted by the speakers)


Mock Job Interviews

In order to participate in the mock job interviews, please apply to one of the mock jobs advertised below by the stated deadline.

Application procedure

Applicants should send the application material mentioned in the job ad (typically a CV or resume, and a cover letter) in PDF format to Arun Tadepalli ( Please indicate in your e-mail what position you are applying for.

Note that your submission may be reviewed and shared, in anonymous form, with other workshop participants. Let us know in your e-mail whether you strongly object to this - but keep in mind that what you did well and what was not as effective in your submission materials will be instructive for all.

Deadline for Mock Job Applications: Tuesday, June 4th, 2019 at 7 am


Resumes, CVs, cover letters, and all that:

The APS Careers in Physics website:

For all (applicants and interviewers):

Other nuclear physics "career" workshops: