Tips To Learn More

  • Physics & Astronomy Department Website.
    • Read the department website to see if Physics and Astronomy would be a good fit.  
    • Check out the course requirements on and ask yourself if you see yourself enjoying those types of classes.
  • Career Center: Resources by Major
    • Contains job sites and associations related to this field.
    • Read through the job postings to see if it sounds like a field where you'd like to start a career.
  • Conduct Informational Interviews
    • Talk to people who are involved/work in this field and ask them about the work they do and why they pursued it. A great way to find out what you want to do in life is to learn about others' stories.
    • Reach out to family, friends, professors, classmates, alumni, colleagues; join student clubs; attend panels/conferences/networking events; go to job fairs and/or information sessions; volunteer; etc.
    • Use LinkedIn.

Below is an informational interview with Dr. Kress, SJSU Physics and Astronomy professor. The information shared is not meant to cover ALL the information related to Physics and Astronomy.