The SPS Observer
Each issue of The SPS Observer contains interesting feature articles, advice from experienced voices, chapter and zone activities, physics problems, society news, announcements, and meeting notes from SPS reporters. It is published in hardcopy format and published online quarterly. Subscriptions are included with your annual SPS national membership dues. Please keep your membership profile up-to-date to ensure delivery.
This brightly colored brochure introduces prospective SPS members to the benefits of joining the national organization. A packet of brochures is mailed to each SPS chapter at the beginning of the academic year.
To order extra copies, contact the SPS National Office at: sps [at] aip.org; Tel: 301-209-3007; or Society of Physics Students, One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740
Careers Toolbox for Physics Students
The Careers Toolbox for Undergraduate Physics Students is a set of tools and exercises designed to help undergraduate physics students prepare to enter the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics workforce. Tools range from exploring the common job titles of physics bachelor's to preparing for interviews, and are all geared specifically for physics students.
- Visit the Careers Toolbox website
- Download the Careers Toolbox (pdf)
- Purchase bound copies of the workbook
Career Options Poster
This poster, created by the Career Pathways Project, is a summary of SPS's Career Toolbox workshop. It summarizes alternative education and career paths to the traditional academia or research options that physics majors should be aware of.
Fact Sheet for Career Professionals
This guide, created by the Career Pathways Project, is a resource designed to enhance the work being done by career services professionals with physics undergraduates and faculty. The Fact Sheet includes information on the common career paths of physics bachelor’s recipients, resume and career advising tips, suggested databases for finding physics-related internships and jobs, and more. The Fact Sheet may also be useful for high school guidance counselors and college admissions staff.
Physics is for You
An introduction to physics and your world from the American Institute of Physics. This colorful brochure describes the role of physics in society, and presents information on education, careers, and additional resources to learn more about physics and science. A great resource for recruiting high school and undergraduate physics students.
24 x 36 Poster: SPS Opens Doors
- Request a free copy from the SPS National Office
- Download a high-resolution version (.jpg)
- Download 11" x 17" background art (.jpg)
- Download 8.5" x 11" background art (.jpg)
SPS & Sigma Pi Sigma Information Handbook
This annual handbook is designed to give chapter officers and advisors the key information they need to help their chapters get the most from its SPS experience. A copy is mailed to each chapter advisor at the beginning of the academic year.
SPS Spring 2018 Mailer
Arriving in your advisor's mailbox in January 2018. This packet of information contains helpful resources for your SPS Lounge and for use in advising. Use the links below to download .pdfs of all of the materials.
- GradSchoolShopper.com User Guide
- SPS Jobs
- Run for SPS National Council
- New Edition of the Careers Toolbox
- Save-the-Date for PhysCon 2019
- PhysCon Fundraising Tips
- Write an Outstanding Chapter Report
- Shop the SPS and Sigma Pi Sigma Store
- Sigma Pi Sigma Information
Fall 2018 Mailer
Arriving in your advisor's mailbox in September 2018. This packet of information contains helpful resources for your SPS Lounge and for use in advising. Use the links below to download .pdfs of all of the materials.
- Award Applications Poster
- Careers Toolbox Flyer
- Grad School Shopper Poster
- JURP Flyer
- Membership Poster
- Outreach Brochure
- Physcon 2019 Poster
- SPS Chapter Membership Flyer
- SPS Jobs Flyer
- SPS Membership Benefits Flyer
SPS Spring 2019 Mailer
New year, new resources! We are counting the days until PhysCon 2019 and hope your chapter is too. Share these resources with your students and department to help get the word out.
Click the links below or on our Publications page to download and print additional copies.