Why did I choose this course:
It had lots of math and although my physics subject in high-school wasn't handled very well, it made me interested to know the inner workings of anything and everything. Knowing how the world works and why it is so looked so fun.
About my college education:
The teachers usually made it look easier than it actually was, that is until the exams came. Problem sets spanning weeks, in addition to the usual home works were what made it tedious but also made us manage our time better.
You will need curiosity, hard work, perseverance. There are no shortcuts. Subjects will be failed, graduations will be delayed (unless you really, really, really want to graduate on time. :p).
My current job:
Editorial Analyst. I basically read other people's researches, try to understand whatever they're saying, then classify and index it so other people interested in their research will be able to find it.
Am I using what I learned in college:
Absolutely. Critical thinking, basic understanding of concepts, discipline.
How long did it take to find a job after graduation:
I've been in this job since before I graduated.
Do I recommend studying BS Applied Physics:
Employment opportunities abound. Aside from the now booming semiconductor/solar cell/materials industries that are directly related to the course, many companies now seek Physics/Applied Physics graduates in addition to engineers due to the similar training and because physicists are mostly well rounded in terms of experimental and theoretical expertise. Also, IT and programming jobs are also available because those subjects are also part of the curriculum.
Advice to people who are thinking of studying this course:
Don't be scared and also don't look at it like an instant ticket to fortune. The satisfaction comes with the learning, not the earning.
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