Physics

Please visit the Department of Physics for more information about this major/concentration at Princeton University.

Post-Graduation Plans of Recent Physics Majors

Full-Time Employment

  • Associate Solutions Consultant - AppNexus, New York, NY
  • Assistant Trader - Susquehanna International Group, LLP, Philadelphia, PA
  • Technology Specialist - Autonomy Incorporated, New York, NY
  • Financial Software Developer - Bloomberg, New York, NY
  • Junior Consultant - ThoughtWorks, Inc., San Francisco, CA
  • Analyst - Union Square Ventures, New York, NY
  • Paralegal - Arent Fox LLP, Washington, DC
  • Software Engineer - Adku, San Francisco, CA
  • Programmer/Analyst - ALK Technologies, Princeton, NJ

1-2 Year Post-Grad Options

  • Research Assistant - Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
  • Teaching Fellow - Phillips Academy, Andover, MD
  • Physics Research - CERN European Organization For Nuclear Research, Geneva, Switzerland

Graduate and Professional School

  • Ph.D., Physics - Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
  • Ph.D., Biology - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, MA
  • Ph.D., Plasma Physics - Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
  • M.Phil., Philosophy - University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
  • J.D. - Yale University, New Haven, CT
  • Ph.D., Biophysics - Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
  • M.S., Urban Planning - Columbia University, New York, NY
  • M.D./Ph.D., Microbiology - Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY
  • Ph.D., Computer Science - University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

Internships of Recent Physics Majors

  • National Science Foundation REU Intern - Electrical Engineering Department, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
  • Teacher - Center for Ultracoid Atoms (CUA), Teaching Opportunities in Physical Science (TOPS), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA
  • Financial Software Developer - Bloomberg LP, New York, NY
  • Summer LIGO Program Undergrad Researcher - California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA
  • Undergraduate Researcher - Program in Plasma Science and Technology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
  • Undergraduate Assistant - Physics Department, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
  • Business Intelligence Intern - Burger King Corporation, Miami, FL
  • IB Summer Analyst - J.P. Morgan, New York, NY

Resources and Information Online

Professional Associations

A professional association is an organization of people who have similar career interests. These membership-based organizations often offer a reduced rate for students that allow access to the many resources they provide. Often professional association websites offer job/internship databases as well as opportunities to find mentors or other contacts.