The Physics Lynk: Classroom to Career

One major, many career paths

A physics major is extremely flexible, providing solid analytic grounding, quantitative skills, and communication skills that are transferable to virtually any career. Typical directions include teaching, design, engineering, consulting, finance, public service, or continuing on to medical school or graduate school in a number of engineering and physics-related areas.

Plan Early

Students should plan ahead in order to position themselves for an internship, study abroad, or graduate school opportunities. Consult these resources closely and talk to your advisor. 

Melissa Holmes ’90
Mount Holyoke Alumnae Make Meaningful Contributions Behind the Scenes: Melissa Holmes ’90
Dr. Ashfia Huq
Dr. Ashfia Huq '96: Making lithium ion and other batteries better using neutron scattering.
Lydia Young
Lydia Young '75: MHC helped her become a strong leader in a field with few women