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Physics Career Accelerator Program

The Physics Career Accelerator Program or physCAP offers a variety of programs to help you transition from student to the world of work, graduate studies, and a professional career.

Enhancing your post graduate career plan!

During your undergraduate years, take advantage of these opportunities to plan ahead, experience, and reflect on your personal and professional development.

Join one program during your degree or join them all.

physCAP consists of three parts:

Physics Mentorship Program

(for students in Years 3-4 of a U of T St. George Campus Physics Specialist, Joint Specialist or Physics Major Program)

3rd and 4th year students are encouraged to join this valuable program as the advice and help of a mentor can be of great benefit as Physics students prepare to make their way into the working world or move into graduate work. Open to students in Physics Majors, Specialist and Joint Specialist programs at the  University of Toronto  St. George Campus.
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Physics Career Events


(for students in Years 3-4 of a U of T St. George Campus Physics Specialist, Joint Specialist or Physics Major Program)

The Career Event is designed to give 3rd and 4th year students a sense of what opportunities exist for students with the analytical and quantitative skills that are developed during an undergraduate physics degree program. Open to students in Physics Majors, Specialist and Joint Specialist programs.
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The Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP) Professional Physicist (P.Phys.) Certification Preparation Program


(for students in Years 3-4 of a U of T St. George Campus Physics Specialist, Joint Specialist, or Physics Major Program)

The purpose of this program is to introduce students to the Canadian Association of Physicists Professional Physicist certification (P.Phys.) program. While not mandatory for working physicists, the Canadian Association of Physicists offer the professional designation of P.Phys. (Professional Physicist) to their members. This serves to identify people with training in physics who are working  in areas that are not obviously associated with physics, but which nevertheless rely on the skills that one develops as part of doing a physics degree.

The certification is available to all CAP members in good standing who have at least three years of experience working in a job which they feel employs the skills they learned in their training as physicists, and who have written the associated Professional Practice Exam, which targets scientific ethics rather than  topics in physics.
Open to  3rd and 4th year students in Physics Majors, Specialist and Joint Specialist programs.
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Here are some other resources and programs:

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Mentorship closing party 2018-2019
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Mentorship closing party 2017-18
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Mentorship closing party 2016-17
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Mentorship closing party 2015-16
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Mentorship closing party 2014-15

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