Of course, the lab coat is just to look cool, us physicists don't actually wear lab coats unless it's in the radiation laboratories, in which case we hope that the cotton cloth will protect us from the potential gamma radiation.
Having completed my 12 month industrial placement at Petroleum Geo-Services, part of my assessment was to present the work I carried out to my department and to the upcoming second year students who were about to begin the process of applying for their placements.
Several others in my year and I gave presentations, the diversity was truly remarkable; some had worked as programmers in military research companies, while others had worked in laboratories and even some who had worked in school and science outreach placements.
Then there was me who worked in a oil services company, I received a recommendations from my tutor to the University Marketing team who shortly contacted me for a photo shoot and to write an article, which you can read below.
Graduated with a BSc in Physics at the University of Surrey and an MSc in Applied Geophysics at the IDEA League.