Friday, Jan. 25 | 3-3:50 p.m. | Hagen Hall 325

A Physicist’s Journey to a Career in Software Engineering
Presented by Wyatt Davis
DISTek Integration Inc.

Ninety five percent of U.S. physics Bachelor’s recipients and 90% of physics Master’s recipients who enter the private sector do not have physicist/astronomer in their job title. Most physics degree recipients, like myself, enter into engineering, IT, other STEM, or non-STEM jobs. In May of 2018, I received my Master’s in physics from NDSU. Within a couple of weeks of graduating, I had accepted an offer from DISTek Integration Inc. to work on embedded enterprise reuse software for John Deere. Stick around to the end of this presentation and you will learn a bit about my computational physics research background, my current engineering role, and some (hopefully) useful advice for those looking to pursue
private sector careers with a physics degree in hand.