Alumni & Careers
Graduating with a Bachelor of Physics opens the door to a variety of jobs as well as opportunities to continue to graduate school.
Physics graduates entering the workforce can find employment in a multitude of sectors. Graduates are hired for their problem solving and computing skills as well as their technical and scientific knowledge.
Sample of possible career paths:
|Systems Engineer||Software Engineer/Programmer|
|Electrical Engineer||Web Developer / IT Consultant|
|Mechanical Engineer||System Analyst / Tech Support|
Research and Technical
|Aeronautical Engineer||Research Assistant/Associate|
|Civil Engineer||Lab Assistant/Associate|
|Research Engineer||High School Physics or Science Teacher|
|Test Engineer||Museum/Science Center Educator|
Select Recent Alumni:
- Madison Jackson ’21 (physics, mathematics): Graduate Student in Physics, The Ohio State University.
- Joe Tolone ’21 (physics, mathematics): Graduate Student in Mechanical Engineering, University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
- Rebekah Watters ’19 (physics, chemistry, mathematics): Teacher in the Pulaski Central School District, NY.
- Jared Rondeau ’16 (physics, chemistry, mathematics): Associate Scientist at GSK Consumer Healthcare.
- Joseph Ellis ’16 (physics, mathematics): Associate Software Engineer at Brocade Communications.
- Nicholas Dowdle ’14 (physics, mathematics): Relief Analyst at Eastman Chemical.
- Alexandra Firebaugh ’13 (physics, mathematics): Full Stack Web Developer, Formally High School Physics Teacher.
- William Garrison ’10 (physics, mathematics): Mission Analysis Lead Engineer at Boeing; Ph.D. in Modeling & Simulation from the University of Alabama in Huntsville and MS in Aerospace Engineering from Georgia Tech.
- Andrew Giordani ’10 (physics, mathematics): Staff Scientist at Physical Electronics; Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Virginia Tech.
- Justin Lamb ’10 (physics, mathematics): Research Scientist and Application Engineer at Universal Alloy Corporation; Ph.D. in Materials Science & Engineering from Georgia Tech.
- Matthew Boyda ’16 (physics, mathematics): Software Development Pathways Intern at NASA Langley Research Center; Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from Virginia Tech.
- Anne Ryan Driscoll ’06 (mathematics and physics): Assistant Professor of Statistics at Virginia Tech; Ph.D. and M.S. in Statistics from Virginia Tech.
- Michael Lane ’95 (chemistry and physics): Professor of Chemistry at Emory & Henry College (formerly at IBM Corporation); Ph.D. and M.S. in Materials Science & Engineering from Stanford University.