Industry Mentoring for Physicists

The APS Industry Mentoring for Physicists (IMPact) program connects students and early career physicists from any country with industrial physicists worldwide for the purpose of providing career guidance.

A young man and an older man inspect industrial equipment

IMPact mentoring relationships typically last three to four months, but mentors and mentees are encouraged to stay connected. Both mentors and mentees must be APS members to participate, but the first year of APS membership is free for undergrads, with discounted rates after that, and for grad students.

Industrial physicists

As a mentor, The IMPact program will help you share your experiences with students, develop long-lasting relationships, and enjoy a rewarding volunteer opportunity.

Mentoring with IMPact

Students & early-career physicists

IMPact can help mentees prepare for the real world by connecting you with an industrial physicist who can provide advice, information, and guidance in pursuing your career in industry.

Becoming a mentees with IMPact

Getting started is easy. Log in to register as a mentor or mentee, find a mentor, or respond to mentee requests.

Undergrads join APS for free