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.
Handshake @ Illinois: Employers and Opportunities at Your Fingertips
Illinois' campus-wide recruiting platform, tens of thousands of jobs and internships are posted here annually.
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
2018 Just-In-Time Illini Career and Internship Fair
Date: Tuesday, April 10th, 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Activities and Recreation Center (ARC), 201 East Peabody Drive
Champaign, IL 61820
Click here for an employer list: directory of attendees.
This job fair provides companies, institutes and government agencies an opportunity to meet agribusiness and science students at all levels. The career fair will give representatives from your company a chance to share information about your career and intern opportunities.
Are you a pre-health student? Looking for career enrichment opportunities? Check out ExploreHEALTHCareers.org. You can search by career, type and location.
Listed in chronological order. Check the bottom of the list for the most recent fair dates.
- January 31 – February 1: Business Career Fair
- February 6, 7, 8: Engineering Career Fair
- February 22: Civil & Environmental Engineering Job Fair
- March 1-2: Career XPO (Architecture and Urban and Regional Planning)
- March 5: Educators’ Job Fair
- March 13: Research Park Career Fair
- April 10: Just-in-Time Illini Career & Internship Fair
|Post Date||Company / Institution — Details|
|Nov 14, 2017||City Internships — The official launch of the admissions process for our summer 2018 City Internships (CI) programs. All interested students may apply via www.city-internships.com/apply/.
All CI programs feature a series of career-readiness classes, workshops and events centered around an internship placement at a leading company.
All programs are open to students from any year, with any major. Students may choose to join a program in one of 18 cities, with a placement in one of 9 career fields.
18 Destinations: New York, Washington D.C., Boston, Chicago, Miami, San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, London, Paris, Madrid, Barcelona, Florence, Rome, Zurich, Sydney, Hong Kong, Buenos Aires.
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.
Our one-page notice board flyer and 13-page student prospectus provide, respectively, summary and detailed information for those new to CI and our programs.
|Nov 30, 2017||
Oak Ridge Associated Universities —
#1 — The U.S. Army Research Lab Summer Journeyman Fellowship Program — The U.S. Army Research Laboratory’s (ARL) Research Associateship Program (RAP) has Summer Journeyman Fellowships available for undergraduate-PhD students.
Over the 2018 summer, students can participate in research at one of the Army Research Lab facilities in Aberdeen, MD, Adelphi, MD, or White Sands, NM in one of five research areas:
#2 — The U.S. Army Institute for Surgical Research Summer Internship Program — The U.S. Army Institute for Surgical Research, located in San Antontio, TX has just posted their opportunity for the 2018 Summer Internship Program. This opportunity is open to only Bachelor level candidates. U.S. Citizenship is REQUIRED. Applications close Tuesday, January 2, 2018. The intent of the undergraduate student internship is to provide an opportunity for students interested in science, engineering or medical career fields to participate in research directed at improving the care of injured military service members and society at large. This mentored research experience will expose interns to ongoing efforts in integrated science, technology and engineering solutions at the nation’s premier military trauma research institute.
|Nov 30, 2017||
UC San Diego Scripps Institution of Oceanography — Are you considering applying to grad school and interested in oceanography as a career path? Contemplating a career in scientific research and development?
The Marine Physical Laboratory, at UC San Diego’s world renowned Scripps Institution of Oceanography, is currently seeking inquisitive, motivated undergraduate students with exceptional aptitude for quantitative science to apply for the 2018 MPL Summer Internship Program.
Undergraduate college students majoring in Oceanography, Applied Mathematics, Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Geology are encouraged to apply. This ten-week internship will offer qualified students the opportunity to work with some of the most notable scientists in the world and learn about marine science and technology while earning a modest salary.
UCSD is an equal opportunity employer, with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity.
|Nov 14, 2017||
Multiple Podiatric Medicine Internship Opportunities — We’re (AACPM) excited to share a new resource now available on the American Association of College of Podiatric Medicine’s website. We’ve collected all the Podiatric Medicine Internship opportunities in one location – from winter to summer, our colleges have an opportunity that fits your needs. http://www.aacpm.org/becoming-a-podiatric-physician/career-center/
|August 28, 2017||Abbott — Operations Intern|
|June 27, 2017||City Internships — The Global Vanguard Program centers around an internship placement with a leading company. It is a semester-length program and is focused on students acquiring permanent, post-program employment. The Vanguard program is therefore most popular with rising seniors and recent graduates. Places are available in London, Paris, New York, Chicago, Boston, Washington D.C., Miami, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Sydney and Hong Kong. Those interested must apply by Friday, July 28th. Early application is advised; places are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.|
|Post Date||Company — Position — Type — Location — Application Deadline|
|April 24, 2018||Mobile Science Camp — Lead Instructor — Summer Seasonal|
|April 19, 2018||Roy J. Carver Biotechnology Center— Research Specialist — Full Time — Urbana, IL — April 30, 2018|
|April 17, 2018||Northwestern University— Science Education Fellow — Full Time — Chicago, IL — May 1st|
|Mar 29, 2018||Accenture — Informatics Analyst— Full Time — Orlando, FL|
|Mar 27, 2018||
Univ. of Illinois' Energy Farm— Farm Research — Full Time — Urbana, IL
This position provides support for research on plant breeding and genetics of perennial grasses, especially bioenergy crops such as Miscanthus. The candidate must be able to work 40 hours/week. A farm background is desirable but not required. Experience working with research techniques is desirable. Ability to start work as soon as possible would be a plus. Experience and/or interest in plants and science are desirable. Proficiency with spreadsheet software is required. The successful applicant will be able to think and work independently, with minimum supervision, yet as part of a coordinated team. Please send your resume (including your GPA) and letter of interest to Joe Zimmerman at firstname.lastname@example.org .
|Mar 12, 2018||Brigham & Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School— Technical Research Assistant — Full Time — Boston, MA|
|Feb 8, 2018||SIU Medicine — Genetic Counselor Assistant / Genetic Specialist — Full Time — Carbondale, IL — ASAP|
|Jan 17, 2018||Rush University Medical Center — Spine Research Assistant (2 needed) — Full Time — Chicago, IL|
|Nov 13, 2017||Abbott Nutrition — Operations Management Intern — Part Time — Research Park|
|Sept 25, 2017||Scribekick —Medical Scribe — Full Time — Various — Ongoing|
|Aug 14, 2017||University of Illinois — DIA Content Tutors — Part Time — On Campus|
|Aug 14, 2017||
University of Illinois — MCB communications office student assistant — Part Time — On Campus
The MCB communications office is seeking a student assistant to work a minimum of 10 hours and a maximum of 15 hours per week this fall. The position involves science writing for the non-scientist, photography, design, formatting, organizing protocols, and creativity. No specific experience needed, however, the ideal candidate will embrace technology and be committed to heuristic learning. Interested applicants should email Stephanie Adams at email@example.com for more information or to set up an interview.
|Post Date||Institution — Program — Location — Application Deadline|
|Feb 22, 2018||University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry— Summer Enrichment Program — Detroit, MI — March 2, 2018|
|Feb 1, 2018||California School of Podiatric Medicine — Summer Immersion Program — Oakland, CA — May 15, 2018|
|Jan 18, 2018||Harvard University School of Public Health — Summer Program in Biostatistics and Computational Biology (note: Feb 1 deadline) / Fostering Advancement& Careers through Enrichment Training in Science (FACETS) / Summer Program in Epidemiology and Biostatistics / Summer Program in Biological Sciences — Boston, MA — Feb 4, 2018|
|Jan 16, 2018||Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine — Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program – Athens, OH — Feb 1, 2018|
|Jan 11, 2018||US Air Force Research Laboratory — 2018 AFRL Repperger Research Internship Program —Belcamp, MD — Jan 21, 2018|
|Jan 9, 2018||The University of Alabama at Birmingham — Summer in Biomedical Sciences (SIBS) Undergraduate Research Program / Preparation for Graduate and Medical Education (PARAdiGM) / Kidney Undergraduate Research Program (KURE) — Birmingham, AL — Feb 12, 2018|
|Jan 2, 2017||The National Institute on Drug Abuse — 2018 NIDA Summer Research Internship Program (Application) — various — Feb 12, 2018|
|Dec 20, 2017||National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) — Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) (UIUC forms) — Jan 12, 2018|
|Dec 15, 2017||MIT — MIT Summer Research Program — Boston, MA — Jan 16, 2018|
|Dec 11, 2017||UIC College of Pharmacy — Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship — Chicago, IL — Feb 1, 2018|
|Dec 9, 2017||Sens Research Institute — 2018 Regenerative Medicine Summer Internship Opportunities — various — Feb 5, 2018|
|Dec 9, 2017||Pritzker School of Medicine — Pritzker School of Medicine Experience in Research (PSOMER) — Chicago, IL — Jan 29, 2018|
|Dec 1, 2017||UIC College of Pharmacy at Rockford — Summer Pharmacy Institute — Rockford, IL — April 1, 2018|
|Nov 22, 2017||UIUC's College of Veterinary Medicine — The Summer Undergraduate Research Experience in Toxicology (SURE Tox) — Urbana, IL — Feb 1, 2018|
|Nov 20, 2017||Caltech — The WAVE Fellows program — Pasadena, CA — Jan 12, 2018|
|Nov 20, 2017||Caltech — Amgen Scholars Program — Pasadena, CA — Feb 15, 2018|
|Nov 15, 2017||Summer Health Professions Education Program — Multiple health field related opportunities — various|
|Sept 27, 2017||National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions (NAAHP) — Summer Opportunities Listings|