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How can I find an internship in optical engineering/photonics while in college?

I plan on attending the University of Rochester, where I'll be majoring in Optical Engineering. What's the best place to look for internships in the area?

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what are 5-10 specific things you do as a photonics engineer?

I've been looking into many engineering paths and one that interests me is photonics, and i was wondering what are some things/projects that you work with on a daily basis. Also do you work independently or with a team.

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What's the difference between working in a lab and working in R&D for a company?

I'm graduating with my bachelor's degree in physics this May (yay!), and I learned that I loved working in the lab, performing experiments, doing computational analyses, drawing conclusions, etc. I'd love to work in a lab at some point but there seem to be a lot of entry barriers for physicists who don't have a higher degree. I'm wondering what the main differences are between working in a lab and working in a research and development role in industry. Any insight appreciated!

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What does an applications engineer do?

I've heard mention of the job title "applications engineer" at an optics conference I attended recently. It seems like they work with customers to develop a product based on the customer's specifications. I'm interested in science communication and hands-on physics / engineering. Is this the kind of job for me? I'll complete my undergraduate degree in physics this spring. #physics #lasers #photonics #applications-engineer #engineering #science #science-communication #optics

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