So, You Think You Want to be a Researcher? An Inside Guide to Working at a Research Lab

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Objective: Guidance
Audience Level: Student/Early Career
Session Type: Student Opportunity Lab

Four years isn’t always enough time to determine the next step after college. Applying to jobs/graduate programs can be overwhelming, especially if you’re not sure what you’re most interested in. This discussion will introduce a third option for job candidates. Attendees will learn what it is like to be a full-time, paid researcher, and discuss both the positives and negatives of this career path.


, Security Researcher, MIT - Lincoln Laboratory
, Software Engineer, Johns Hopkins University - Applied Physics Laboratory