UB Career Services has started to highlight a different major each month, offering special programs and services to students in that department. September is Physics month. In addition to contacting Career Services, you might want to talk with your departmental librarian. For physics, A. Ben Wagner is the subject specialist librarian.
Ben joined the faculty of the University at Buffalo Science and Engineering Information Center in June 2001. Prior to his UB position, Ben had a 26-year career at the Technical Information Center of Occidental Chemical’s Technology Department on Grand Island, NY. He received the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Librarianship in 2006.
Ben can guide you to high quality information resources that are specific to physics including the career information sites listed below.
- AIP Statistics Research Center- Disseminates data on education and employment in physics and related fields, including enrollment, degrees, faculty demographic profiles, and reports on employment issues.
- Careers Using Physics: Not Just Equations Anymore (Society of Physics Students)
- Jobs in Physics, Astronomy and Other Fields (Sonoma State Univ.)
- Physics Today Career Network (American Institute of Physics)
Whatever information you need, whether it is about a prospective employer and their research, background technical information, or help solving a specific research problem, please contact Ben.
Our most significant physics resources are all listed on our Physics subject guide. The three largest databases are Inspec (Physics Abstracts), SciFinder (Chemical Abstracts) with rich materials science coverage, and Web of Science, a highly multidisciplinary source covering patents, journal articles, conference papers, and book chapters. .