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Career FAQ

Whom can I talk to about finding a job?

Your NE academic adviser, any NE professor, the Student Affairs Officer, Career Center Staff

How do I put together a resume?

The Career Center has an excellent resume-writing guide:
https://career.berkeley.edu/Tools/Resume.stm

Where do I look for jobs?

There are resources from the Career Center.

Where do NE majors go to Grad School?

In recent years, NE majors have pursued advanced degrees at MIT, Harvard, Michigan, Wisconsin, Oregon State, University of Pennsylvania, , University of Maryland University of North Carolina, Georgia Tech, Penn State, Purdue, University of Tennessee, Yale, UC Davis, and UC Berkeley.  NE majors have also entered law school at USC, UCLA and University of Illinois.  Not all undergrads go directly to Grad School; many work or hold internships for a few years before focusing on an area of interest.  Alumni have returned to school at these institutions as well as at the above:  University of Alaska, University of Iowa, Colorado School of Mines, Portland State.

Where do NE Grads work?

Our NE grads have worked at a diverse range of companies, which include:

Department of Energy
Fermilab
National Labs:  LLNL, LBL, LANL, ORNL, INL, PNNL, ANL
National Cancer Institute
National Nuclear Security Administration
National Science Foundation
EPA
NRC
IAEA (Vienna)
UCSF (MRI lab)
UC San Diego
Areva
Bechtel
Bettis
Exponent
General Atomics
Sun Microsystems
Varian Medical Systems
General Dynamics (homeland security)
Trans Bay Cable, LLC
Tauri Group (Virginia, homeland security)
Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant
General Electric
GE Nuclear
Pacific Gas & Electric
Indian Point (NY)

 

How do I find an academic job?

The Career Center has an excellent guide on how to find academic jobs:
http://career.berkeley.edu/PhDs/PhDAcademic.stm