A Career in Industry


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  • Speaker: Dr. Thomas A. Perry (GM Research & Development Center)
  • Host Department: Physics
  • Date: 04/18/2014
  • Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

  • Location: 335 West Hall

  • Description:

    Dr. Thomas A. Perry works in the Manufacturing Systems Research Lab at General Motor's Research & Development Center.

    As an alumni of the University of Michigan Physics department with 29 years of experience in industrial research, I would like to share with students some insight into what working for working for one of the largest corporations in the world that hires physicists is like. I will discuss many of the projects that I have worked on and highlight where my academic background was directly relevant and where lifelong learning was necessary to fill gaps. I will try to keep the presentation and prepared remarks to a minimum, leaving time for more dialog on questions and concerns students have on whether a career in industry might be a good choice for them.

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