Program Description

The APS Industry Mentoring for Physicists (IMPact) program connects students and early career physicists with industrial physicists for the purpose of providing career guidance. 
These mentoring relationships typically last 3-4 months, but mentors and mentees are encouraged to stay connected. Mentors and mentees must be APS members to participate; undergraduates may receive one year of APS membership free.



Industrial Physicists

The IMPact program is designed to help you share your experiences with students, develop long-lasting relationships, and enjoy a rewarding volunteer opportunity.

  • Benefits

    • Enhance your leadership skills

    • Develop effective communications skills with scientists at different career stages

    • Develop long-lasting relationships

    • Build your knowledge of workplace-related issues affecting new members of the workforce

    • Learn about new strategic opportunities

    • Gain a broader understanding of your field

  • Qualifications

    • Must work in industry (not academia or a government/national lab)

    • Must be an APS member

Please log on using your APS Membership Credentials. Click on the button below to:
  • Register as a Mentor
  • Manage your account
  • Respond to Mentee Requests

For a detailed description of IMPact select "Program Overview" in the navigation bar

Sign In via your APS account

Students & Early Career Physicists

IMPact can help you prepare for the real world by connecting you with an industrial physicist who can provide advice, information, and guidance in pursuing career in industry.

  • Benefits

    • Grow your professional network

    • Get advice on how to navigate professional challenges

    • Develop your leadership and non-technical skills

    • Explore opportunities and build your career path in industry

  • Qualifications

  • Must be a current member of APS
  • Must be an undergraduate/graduate student, postdoc, or early career scientist
Please log on using your APS Membership Credentials. Click on the button below to:
  • Register as a Mentee
  • Manage your account
  • Search for a Mentor

For a detailed descrition of IMPact select "Program Overview" in the navigation bar

Sign In via your APS account

Announcements

Careers Guide 2020

Careers Guide 2020

For additional information about choosing a career in industry see APS Careers 2020. 

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