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Career Development

The MCB curriculum is designed to prepare you for a wide spectrum of career opportunities. Please see our Career Options for MCB Students Handout outlining many of the possibilities aforded to students in the MCB curriculum.

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Students and Recent Alumni Use Handshake @ Illinois to find:

  • Jobs and Internships
  • Upcoming Career Fairs
  • On-campus Recruiting Events
  • Networking Opportunities
  • A Calendar of Career Programs and Events

Partial List of Companies Where Our Recent Grads are Employed

  • AbbVie North Chicago, IL, Operations Development Program and Clinical Trial Operations Development Program
  • Eli Lilly Indianapolis, Indiana, USA Scientist-Manufacturing Science
  • Accenture, Management Consulting Analyst
  • Cerner Kansas City, MO, Consulting Analyst
  • Neurocognitive Kinesiology lab at UIUC, Research Technician
  • CSL Behring Bradley IL, QC Chemistry Analyst
  • Epic, Madison, WI, Quality Assurance
  • ProAmbulance, Champaign IL, EMT-B
  • Carle Foundation Hospital, plebotomist
  • ScribeAmerica, Medical Scribe
  • University of Illinois, Laboratory Technician
  • Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Research Technician
  • InnSight Technology
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Laboratory Technician
  • Feinberg School of Medicine Chicago, IL, Research Technician
  • Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Chicago, IL, Research Technologist
  • UIUC Army ROTC, Champaign, IL, Gold Bar Recuiter


Are you a pre-health student? Looking for career enrichment opportunities? Check out You can search by career, type and location.

Career Fairs

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Listed in chronological order.  Check the bottom of the list for the most recent fair dates.

Career and internship fairs hosted on campus provide the opportunity for students to network and find internships and jobs. Fairs are also a great way to explore careers and different employment sectors. LAS students are welcome at all career and internship fairs on campus. Students are encouraged to attend LAS preparation workshops or Career Center workshops available before some fairs. These workshops help students know what to expect and how to get the most out of the experience.


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Post Date Company / Institution — Details
Jan 22, 2019 Illinois Public Interest Resarch Group Antibiotics Campaign Internship — Interns can expect to help educate and engage the public on both traditional and social media platforms, participate in outreach efforts to build coalitions and activate our existing networks of community organizations and leaders, mobilize Illinoisans to make their voices heard, and stage public events to demonstrate and deliver overwhelming public support to stop the routine use of antibiotics on factory farms. Interns should expect to play a role in all aspects of the campaign, or focus on a specific strategy such as media or reaching out to medical professionals. This is a part-time unpaid internship; the schedule is flexible and will be determined after interns come on board.
Dec 14, 2018 City Internships — CI is an accelerated education provider. They partner with traditional educators and leading companies to provide career- enhancing, life-affirming educational programs and experiences. Their programs are open to students from any year and with any major, and they may choose a placement in one of 9 career fields: Banking & Financial services; Consulting & Professional services; Law & Politics; Technology & Engineering; Marketing, Advertising & PR; Media, Entertainment & Journalism; Art, Fashion & Design; Start-ups & Entrepreneurship; Charities, NFPs & NGOs.

Job Postings

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Post Date Company — Position — Type — Location — Application Deadline
April 3, 2019 Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering Integrated Bioprocessing Research Lab (Job description on Handshake) — Champaign, IL
Jan 29, 2019 AbbottRegulatory Affairs Professional Development Program — Mar 1, 2019
Jan 25, 2019 PPD Laboratories GMP LabDrug Development Research — Middleton, WI
Jan 22, 2019 HSHS St. Anthony's Memorial HospitalMedical Scribe — Effingham, IL
Jan 22, 2019 National Science FoundationSummer Research Experience for Undergraduates — Feb 4, 2019
Dec 21, 2018 Engelhard Lab at UIC Summer Lab Technician — Undergraduate Opportunity— Chicago, IL
Dec 13, 2018 Accenture Scientific Informatics Services Informatics Analyst — Fulltime — Orlando, FL
Nov 26, 2018 Rush University Medical Center — Spine Research Assistant (2 needed) — Full Time — Chicago, IL — March 31, 2019
June 14, 2018 U of I Instructional Laboratory Specialist in Comparative Biosciences (Gross Anatomy Lab) — July 6, 2018
June 14, 2018 Oak Ridge Institute for Science and EducationMultiple Research Opportunities— Full Time — Ongoing

Summer Enrichment

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Post Date Institution — Program — Location — Application Deadline
March 8, 2019 Berkeley School of Optometry Opto-Camp — Berkeley, CA — May 17, 2019
Feb 7, 2019 Loyola University MarylandBaltimore Health Immersion — Baltimore, MD — Feb 25, 2019
Jan 31, 2019 Johns Hopkins MedicineEmergency Department Volunteer Program — Baltimore, MD — Feb 8, 2019
Jan 29, 2019 Loyola University Stritch School of MedicineAspire Medical School Preparation — Chicago, IL
Jan 24, 2019 University of Alabama at BirminghamSummer Undergraduate Research Opportunities — Birmingham, AL — Feb 15, 2019
Jan 22, 2019 University of California at Los AngelesBruins-In-Genomics Summer Undergraduate Research Program — Los Angeles, CA —Feb 4, 2019
Jan 22, 2019 Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Chemical Biology Summer Program — New York, NY — Feb 1, 2019
Jan 22, 2019 University of Illinois at ChicagoSummer Pharmacy Institute — Rockford, IL — April 1, 2019
Jan 22, 2019 Boston UniversitySummer Program in Neuroscience — Boston, MA — Feb 28, 2019
Jan 22, 2019 Sens Research Foundation Postbaccalaureate Fellowship Program — March 4, 2019
Jan 22, 2019 Sens Research Foundation Summer Scholars Program — Feb 4, 2019
Jan 22, 2019 Tri-Institutional MD-PhD ProgramGateways to the Laboratory Summer Program — New York, NY — Feb 1, 2019
Jan 22, 2019 University at Buffalo Pharmacy Summer Institute — Buffalo, NY — June 1, 2019
Dec 21, 2018 Emory University Laney Graduate School's Summer Opportunity for Academic Research (LGS-SOAR) program — Atlanta, GA — Jan 28, 2019
Dec 17, 2018 U.S. Army Institute of Surgical ResearchSummer Internship Program — San Antonio, TX — Jan 21, 2019
Dec 17, 2018 U.S. Air Force Research Lab Repperger Research Internship Program (Application) — Dayton, OH & San Antonio, TX —Jan 21, 2019
Dec 12, 2018 Harvard T.H. Chain School of Public Health — Summer Program in Epidemiology and Biostatistics — Boston, MA — Feb 8, 2019
Dec 11, 2018 Pritzker School of Medicine Pritzker School of Medicine Experience in Research (PSOMER) — Chicago, IL — Jan 18, 2019
Dec 11, 2018 Mayo Clinic & Illinois Alliance for Technology-Based HealthcareInformation Technology & Biomedical Informatics Internship — Rochester, MN — Dec 15, 2019
Dec 11, 2018 University of Illinois Social WorkBanner Day Camp — Lake Forest, IL
Dec 11, 2018 Summer Science ProgramTeaching Assistant and Residential Mentor — Dec 31, 2018
Dec 6, 2018 Center for Engineering MechanoBiologyResearch Experience for Undergraduates — Philadelphia, PA or St. Louis, MO — Feb 1, 2019
Dec 4, 2018 Des Moines UniversityHealth Professions Advanced Summer Scholars Program — Des Moines, IA — Feb 15, 2019
Dec 4, 2018 University of Michigan Medical SchoolUM-SMART Summer Undergraduate Research Program — Ann Arbor, MI — Jan 18, 2019
Dec 4, 2018 Medical College of WisconsinDiversity Summer Health-Related Resarch Education Program — Milwaukee, WI — Feb 1, 2019
Nov 30, 2018 University of ChicagoPritzker School of Medicine Summer Pipeline Programs — Chicago, IL — January 18, 2019
Nov 30, 2018 Fulbright CommissionUK Summer Fulbright Institutes — United Kingdom —February 6, 2019
Nov 30, 2018 University of NebraskaSummer Research Program — Lincoln, NE — March 1, 2019