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Career Development

Career development resouces from SPIE

SPIE knows that career development is a lifelong process of managing learning and work, improving your skills so that you can do your job better and progress to better jobs.

As your educational Society, SPIE is committed to supporting you throughout your career in optics and photonics. We aim to provide resources that help you obtain your professional objectives, which could be anything from getting higher pay or receiving incentives, to achieving job flexibility and satisfaction.

Use these tools to build your skill set, advance your career, and become a leader in the field of optics and photonics.

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Career development resources

Access this growing list of resources from articles that cover a range of topics to online instruction that can transform your technical writing and presentations. Hone your career skills and learn valuable insights into working in optics and photonics.

• Articles

• Optics and Photonics Global Salary Report

        • 2020 report

        • Previous years

• The Hillenkamp Fellowship Program

• Entrepreneurship Program

• Courses

        • How to Make the Most of Your Presentation

        • Structuring Your Research Paper

• eBooks

        • How to Write a Good Scientific Paper

        • Sustainable Networking for Scientists and Engineers

• Videos

        • Seven Habits of Highly Effective Project Managers

• Helpful Links

        • Resume Template for Recent Graduates