Career Paths in Optics Academia, Industry, Government

This LGS Innovations-sponsored talk series will feature three concurrent sessions on different career paths in optics. Multiple non-technical talks will be given in each career track.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • David Hagan: Associate Dean for Academic Programs & Pegasus Professor of Optics & Photonics, CREOL (Academia)
  • Robert Stegeman: Senior Optical Investigator, LGS Innovations (Industry)
  • Ronald Driggers: Former Superintendent of the Optical Sciences Division, Editor-in-Chief of Applied Optics , Naval Research Laboratory (Gov’t)

Career Development Workshop

Programming will be provided by UCF Career Services. Free headshots will be available.

Career Fair

The SPIE Career Fair will promote job placement of student attendees in the optics and photonics industry. It will host both local and international companies with a wide range of open positions. There will be an informal general session where students can share their resumes, network with recruiters, and learn more about career paths in the optics community. Students will also be able to schedule formal one-on-one interviews with the companies they’re most interested in. The SPIE Career Fair is being supported by the Career Fair Plus app, which provides company descriptions, available openings, and required skills and facilitates the interview scheduling process. Students can download this app, view company attendees, and even schedule interviews before attending the conference.