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Are you looking for an internship or full-time job but don't know where to start? Once you've registered with career services and updated your resume, it's time to figure out which companies to talk to.  Large career fairs on campus can host as many as 200 employers, so we have compiled a list of companies and organizations that frequently hire physics and engineering physics majors to aid you in your job search. This list is not exhaustive and you are encouraged to research other companies during your job search.

The below companies and organizations are grouped in to various categories students typically express interest in.  If you have questions about this list or about your job search as a physics or engineering physics major, please contact Lindsey Thaler in the Department of Physics.  

Aeronautics and Aerospace

For students who have experience or an interest in aerospace engineering, astrophysics, or astronomy.

BEA Systems is a premier global defense and aerospace company delivering a full range of products and services for air, land, and naval forces.

Ball Aerospace & Technologies leads the way in designing, developing, and manufacturing innovative aerospace systems. Location in Dayton, Ohio.

Boeing is an American multinational aerospace and defense corporation

Crane Aerospace & Electronics combines the experience of long-time industry leaders to supply critical systems and components to the aerospace and defense markets.

Element is a global network of laboratories with experts specializing in materials testing, product qualification testing and failure analysis.

Jet Propulsion Laboratory is a federally funded research and development center and NASA field center dedicated to robotic exploration of the solar system.

Middle River Aerostructure Systems (MRAS) specializes in the production of engine nacelle systems and their thrust reversers, along with complex aerostructures for applications on commercial and military aircraft. Continuing a 90-plus year heritage of aviation production excellence, MRAS’ manufacturing contracts ensure a sustained business activity at the company for decades to come.

NASA is the agency of the United States government that is responsible for the nation’s civilian space program and for aeronautics and aerospace research.  Students can also apply for the NASA Pathways Internship program.

Pratt & Whitney is a recognized leading producer of the world’s most powerful jet engines.

Banking and Business Solutions

For students with an interest in entrepreneurship, data analysis, business, or actuarial science.

Capitol One is an unconventional, top-ten bank and top-five credit card issuer challenging the status quo in financial services.

Deloitte Consulting LLP helps organizations build value by uncovering insights that create new futures and doing the work to improve performance.

HMB Business IT Consulting We are looking for bright, motivated, career-oriented individuals who want to start or advance their IT careers by bringing their energy and perspective to our clients and their business technology projects.

JP Morgan offers a wide range of global banking and financial services.

MicroStrategy Inc is a global leader in business intelligence technology.  MicroStrategy provides integrated reporting, analysis, and monitoring software that enables companies to analyze the data stored across their enterprise to make better business decisions.

Chemistry and Medicine

For students who are interested in biology, chemistry, chemical engineering, biomedical engineering, biophysics, or medicine. 

Advanced Testing Laboratory is a professional lab services company that delivers analytical chemistry and microbiology testing solutions for the health & beauty, food & beverage, and pharmaceutical & medical device industries.

Boehringer Ingelheim - Roxane Laboratories is a pharmaceutical operations and manufacturer located in Columbus, Ohio.

Chemical Abstracts Service is a division of the American Chemical Society and is the world’s authority for chemical information.  CAS is the only organization in the world whose objective is to find, collect, and organize all publicly disclosed chemical substance information.

Mirion Technologies is a leading supplier of radiation safety, health physics, and nuclear products worldwide. 

Procter & Gamble brands touch the lives of people around the world.  P&G has one of the longest and strongest portfolios of trusted brands including Tide, Pantene, Bounty, Charmin, Crest, and Olay.

Roche Diagnostics offers a broad range of innovative diagnostics test and systems that play a pivotal role in the groundbreaking area of integrated healthcare solutions.

Unilever is one of the world’s leading suppliers of food, home, and personal care products which includes brand icons such as Axe, Ben & Jerry’s Nexxus, Noxema, Q-tips, Vaseline, and Dove.

Information Technology

For students interested in computer science, data analysis, and software design.

Amazon is a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, WA.  The brightest minds come to Amazon to improve the lives of shoppers, sellers, and developers around the world.

Apple is a multinational corporation that designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics, computer software, and personal computers.

EMC Corporation sells data storage, information security, virtualization, analytics, cloud computing and other products and services that enable businesses to store, manage, protect, and analyze data.

Epic makes software for mid-size and large medical groups, hospitals, and integrated healthcare organizations.  Epic works with customers that include community hospitals, academic facilities, children’s organizations, and safety net providers. 

Intel creates and extends computing technology to connect and enrich lives.

Microsoft works on hundreds of products, spanning games, phones, developer tools, business solutions, and operating systems.

National Instruments is a producer of automated test equipment and virtual instruments.  Common applications include data acquisition, instrument control, and machine vision.

TMW Systems, Inc is the industry’s leading developer of enterprise software for transportation service companies and logistics operations.


For students interested in environmental sciences, nuclear engineering, mechanical engineering, or industrial engineering.

Exelon Corporation is an American energy generator and distributor and is the largest operator of nuclear power plants in the United States.  Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

US Nuclear Regulatory Commission is an independent agency of the U.S. Government established to regulate the civilian use of nuclear power and materials.

Wastren Advantage Inc provides focused solutions for managing the entire life cycle of hazardous and radioactive materials.

Westinghouse provides fuel, services, technology, plant design, and equipment to utility customers and others in the worldwide commercial nuclear electric power industry.

Product Design and Product Manufacturing

For all physics students interested in technology, manufacturing, and design.  This includes students with interests in mechanical engineering or materials science.

AK Steel produces flat-rolled carbon, stainless and electrical steel products, as well as carbon and stainless tubular steel products for automotive, appliance, construction, and manufacturing markets. Located in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, and Pennsylvania.

Alcoa is the world’s leading producer of primary aluminum, fabricated aluminum and alumina.  Alcoa Innovation has been behind major milestones in the aerospace, automotive, packaging, building and construction, commercial transportation, and consumer markets for over 120 years.

Capitol Engine Company is an industrial engine distributor specializing in supporting a dealer network and supplying engine packages to equipment manufacturers. Located in Reynoldsburg, Ohio.

Carpenter Technology is a leader in the development, manufacturing, and distribution of cast/wrought and power metal stainless steels and specialty alloys.

CNH America LLC is the power behind the Case and New Holland brand families of agricultural and construction equipment.

Cummins, Inc is a corporation of complementary business units that design, manufacture, distribute, and service engines and related technologies.

Halliburton is one of the world’s largest providers of products and services to the energy industry.

H.B. Fuller is leading global industrial adhesives manufacturer.

ITW Paslode is a global, diversified manufacturer of advanced industrial technology with nearly 100 years of history. The 880+ decentralized business units that comprise ITW’s international business corporation are located in 52 countries and employ approximately 60,000 men and women who are focused on creating value-added products and innovative customer solutions.

KTH Parts Industries Inc is a company that consistently achieves levels of excellence above and beyond customer expectations in the design, development, and production of automotive components.

LuK USA is a tier 1 supplier and manufacturer of drive train components for the global automotive industry.

SCI Engineered Materials is a manufacturer of ceramic and metal sputtering targets as well as other industrial applications.

Stanley Black & Decker is a diversified global provider of hand tools, power tools, and related accessories.

Worthington Industries is a leader in manufactured metal produces such as metal framing, pressure cylinders, automotive past model service stampings, metal ceiling grid systems, and laser welding banks.


For all students interested in science or engineering research.

Brookhaven National Laboratory is a multipurpose research institution funded primarily by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science.   Facilities for studies include physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, applied science, and a wide range of advanced technologies.

Idaho National Laboratory is a science-based, applied engineering national laboratory dedicated to supporting the U.S. Department of Energy’s missions in nuclear and energy research, science, and national defense.

Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory is a non-profit center for engineering, research, and development.  5000 employees work at a 400 acre campus 20 miles north of Washing DC. Projects include radar/RF communications, signal processing, guidance/controls, modeling and simulation, digital/analog design, and information assurance and security.

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory is managed by the University of California and is charged with conducting unclassified research across a wide range of scientific disciplines.

MIT Lincoln Laboratory is made of diverse teams of technical experts who develop innovative solutions with real impact on U.S. national security.

MITRE is a not-for-profit organization that operates research and development centers sponsored by the federal government.

University of Dayton Research Institute helps customers achieve research and development goals and solve their challenging technological problems.

Security and Defense

Department of Defense is the principal defense policy advisor to the President.  The mission of the Department of Defense is to provide the military forces needed to deter war and to protect the security of our country.

Lockheed Martin is an American global aerospace, defense, security, and advanced technology company with worldwide interests.

Los Alamos National Lab’s mission is to develop and apply science and technology to ensure the safety, security, and reliability of the U.S. nuclear deterrent; reduce global threats, and solve other emerging national security and energy challenges.

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency delivers world-class geospatial intelligence that provides a decisive advantage to policymakers, warfighters, intelligence professionals and first responders.

Technology, Commercialization, and Innovation

Accenture is a management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company helping clients become high-performance businesses and governments.

Bioformix Inc. commercializes new to the world sustainable, high performance monomer and polymer technologies. Located in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Booz Allen Hamilton is a leading provider of management and technology consulting services to the US government in defense, intelligence, and civil markets.

CDM Smith works on groundbreaking projects that provide integrated solutions in water, environment, transportation, energy, and facilities for public and private clients worldwide.

Cisco Systems is a leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate, and collaborate.

Eaton helps customers worldwide manage the power they need for buildings, aircraft, trucks, cars, machinery, and businesses in a way that consumes fewer resources.

FirstEnergy Corp is a diversified energy group company in Akron, Ohio.  Its subsidiaries and affiliates are involved in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity, energy management, and other energy-related services.

Harris Corp is an international communications and informational technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 125 countries.

Lutron is a technology-centered and people-driven company.  Lutron has a long history of significant growth and smart innovations.

OEConnection is an award-winning technology leader and innovator of original equipment replacement parts solutions.  OEConnection is the automotive industry’s largest original equipment parts marketplace.

Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemical companies and is a leading oil and gas producer in the Gulf of Mexio.