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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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Annoucements

Illinois International Career Forum in Shanghai

Illinois International Career Forum in Shanghai will be held on August 8, 2015. This is a career networking event for recent and soon-to-be graduates seeking full-time employment in China.  As part of this event, participants will learn about job search strategies in China and have the opportunity to speak with up to 20 companies hiring full-time candidates. Please share the following registration process with your students and recent graduates. Note that alumni who graduated from May 2014 to May 2015, and current students who are expected to graduate from August 2015 to May 2016 are eligible for the registration. The applications will be accepted until July 8.  

Student Registration Instructions:

  1. Go to https://i-link-illinois-csm.symplicity.com. Log in as a Student. If you do not have an I-Link account, please register for an account. Approval for new accounts will be given within one business day.
  2. From the homepage, mouse over JOBS and click on I-LINK JOBS.
  3. Within the keyword search field, type 115660. Click SEARCH.
  4. Click on ILLINOIS INTERNATIONAL CAREER FORUM in SHANGHAI, then APPLY.

NOTE: Participants will need both a Chinese and an English resume combined into one single document.  Upload the combined bilingual resume through DOCUMENTS.

If students have any questions, please have them contact:  Un Yeong Park, park351@illinois.edu

Other Opportunities for Students in China

The Ameson Foundation has two programs that may be interesting to our students.  First, they have a Year in China program where students serve as Educational Ambassadors, teaching in Chinese schools for a year.  See the attachments and http://www.goayc.org/#about for more information.  They also have personalized internship programs at top companies and organizations across China.  See http://aycinternship.com/ for information.


Attention MCB students! Check out our LinkedIn Group. In an effort to help our undergraduates the MCB advising program will be posting new career opportunities on our LinkedIn group. This is a great chance increase your network or to start using the social media site. If you are new to LinkedIn and not sure how to proceed, please don't hesitate to schedule an appointment with an MCB advisor or a career counselor at the campus Career Center.

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Career Fairs

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Opportunity Details
The Scientist Career Expo Learn more about career opportunities outside of academia at The Scientist's Virtual Career Expo. June 10, 2015.
All Campus Career Fair March 18, 2015 from 12:00 to 4:00 PM at The Activities and Recreation Center (ARC)
Business Career Fair February 4 & 5, 2015 from 12:00 to 4:00 PM at The Activities and Recreation Center (ARC)
Virtual Pharmacy School Fair October 7 & 8, 2014
ACES & Sciences Career Fair Thursday October 9, 2014 from 1:00 to 5:00 PM pn campus at The Activities and Recreation Center (ARC)
29th Annual Graduate & Professional School Fair Wednesday, October 1, 2014 from 1:00 - 5:00 PM on campus at The Activities & Recreation Center (ARC)
Big 10+ Graduate School Exposition September 21 & 22, 2014 at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN
Big 10 Career Fair Expo 9 - 3 pm, March 14, 2014 at Union Station in Indianapolis IN
Research Park Career Fair 4:30 - 6:30, April 2, 2014 at the Atkins Building (1st & St. Mary's Rd)
All-Campus Career Fair March 18, 2014
ECS Spring Engineering Career Fair From 10:30 - 3:30, Feb 18 - 19, 2014 at the ARC
Spring Engineering Employment Expo From 10 - 4 pm, Feb 13, 2014 at the ARC
Spring Business Career Fair From 12 - 4 pm, Feb 4 & 5, 2014
Opportunities Fair From 5:30 - 7 pm, Jan 28, 2014 at The Career Center. Come meet with campus units who are hiring students.
Student Open House @ Research Park Opens at EnterpriseWorks ends at the Sony Building Nov 7, 2013 4:30 - 6:30pm
Graduate and Professional School Fair Illini Union rooms A, B, and C Oct 16 1 - 5pm
ACES and Sciences Career Fair The ARC — Oct 3, 2013 1:30 - 5pm

Post-Baccalaureate Programs

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The following

Post date Institution — Program — Location — Date & Time (if a presentation) or Submission Deadline
April 30, 2015

Georgetown Univ. Medical Center & George Mason University GeorgeSquared Advanced Biomedical Sciences Certificate Program — Manassas, VA

Feb 10, 2015 Mount Holyoke CollegePostbaccalaureate Pre-Medical Program —South Hadley, MA— February 27, 2015
Feb 8, 2015 Tufts Univsersity Postbaccalaureate Premed Program — Medford/Somerville, MA — March 1, June 1, or November 1 for three different start dates
Dec 3, 2014 Columbia University Postbac Premed — New York, NY — February 1, 2015
Dec 2, 2014 Mulitple The SRF Summer Scholars Program: 2015 Regenerative Medicine Summer Internship Opportunities — Multiple
Sept 25, 2014 University of Colorado Boulder Post-Baccalaureate Health Professions Program — Boulder, CO
Sept 22, 2014 George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences Post-baccalaureate Pre-medicine Certificate Program Ashburn, VA
Sept 18, 2014 Mount Holyoke Collge Postbaccalaureate Pre-Medical Program — South Hadley, MA
September 9, 2014 Columbia UniversityPostbac Premed — New York, NY — November 1, 2014
July 15, 2014 Charles E. Schmidt College of MedicinePost-Baccelaureate Program — Boca Raton FL — August 15, 2014
July 10, 2014 University of VermontPost-Baccalaureate Premedical Program, Advanced Science Track — Burlington, VT
June 16, 2014 University of Pennsylvania Post Baccalaureate Pre-Health Programs — Philadelphia, PA
June 5, 2014 Washington UniversityThe Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program — St. Louis, MO — July 1, 2014
May 30, 2014 Columbia UniversityPostbac Premed Program — June 15, 2014
April16, 2014 Syracuse UniversityForensic Science Pre-Med Post-Baccalaureate Program — Syracuse, NY
April 1, 2014 Georgetown UniversityOne year Masters Program focused on Physiology and Complementary/Integrative Medicine — Washington D.C. — May 15, 2014
March 17, 2014 University of Illinois Masters of Public Health — Urbana, IL — March 31st info session, but ongoing office hours (see link)
March 11, 2014 Salus UniversityVarious Health Profressions Programs — multiple Wednesdays throughout March and April
February 26, 2014 University of PennsylvaniaPost Baccalaureate Pre-Health programs — Philadelphia, PA — Summer Admission deadline is April 1, 2014, Fall is July 15
February 6, 2014 Iowa State UniversityA one-year, non-thesis Master's in Biomedical Sciences — Ames, IA — May1, 2014
January 7, 2014 University of CincinnatiImmunobiology Graduate Program — Cincinnati, OH

Graduate Programs

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The following is a regularly updated list of graduate programs from around the world that have contacted SMCB expressing interest in our students. Some posts are regarding general information others are for specific and timely events.

Post date Institution — Program — Location — Date & Time (if a presentation) or Submission Deadline
May 11, 2015 Loyalo University - Master of Arts in Medical Sciences Program - Chicago, IL
May 6, 2015 Emory UniversityJuris Master (JM) in Health Law — Atlanta, GA
May 4, 2105 Lipscomb University Master of Science in Biomolecular Science — Nashville, TN
April 27, 2015 University of Pennsylvania VMD-phD Combined Degree Program — Kennett Square, PA
April 13, 2015 Eastern Mennonite University MA in Biomedicine — Harrisonburg, VA
April 7, 2015 Rush University MS in Biotechnology — Chicago, IL — May 15, 2015
March 29, 2015 Georgetown UniversityOne-Year Masters Program in Physiology & Biophysics, Complementary & Alternative Medicine — Washingtron, D.C. — July 15, 2015
March 29, 2015 Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Yeshiva University) Einstein-Cardozo Bioethics Program — Bronx, NY — April 1, 2015
March 11, 2015 Iowa State UniversityOne Year Biomedical Sciences Program — Ames, IA
Feb 12, 2015 University of Illinois Master of Science in Technology Management — Urbana, IL — May 1, 2015
Feb 10, 2015 Claremont Graduate UniversityNSF Teacher Education Fellowship (Information Registration Session)— Claremont, CA — March 1, 2015
Feb 8, 2015 Duke University — MA in Bioethics and Science Policy: online information sessions — February 23 & March 17, 2015
Feb 6, 2015 University of IllinoisThe Master of Public Health (MPH) program — Urbana, IL — February 27 (Info session) & April 1 (deadline)
Jan 27, 2015 University of Miami — Master of Science in Nursing, Nursing Informatics Coral Gables, FL
Jan 27, 2015 Washington UniversityThe Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences — St. Louis
Jan 27, 2015 Washington UniversityPlant & Microbial Biosciences Program — St. Louis
Jan 27, 2015 Carnegie Mellon University Department of Biological Sciences — Pittsburgh, PA
Jan 14, 2015 Washington UniversityMaster of Public Health— St. Louis — March 1, 2015
Jan 9, 2015 Rush University Multiple in the Gradaute College— Chicago, IL
Dec 12, 2014 Iowa State University 1 Year MS in Biomedical Sciences — Ames, IA — May1, 2015
Dec 2, 2014 Rush UniversityMS & PhD in Biomedical Science Programs — Chicago, IL — January 1st for best scholarship consideration
Nov 29, 2014 Duke UniversityMA in Bioethics and Science Policy — Durham, NC— January 31, 2015
Nov 11, 2014 Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Cardozo Law of Yeshiva University, and Montefiore Medical Center Einstein-Cardozo Bioethics Program — New York, NY — February 18, 2015
Nov 11, 2014 Tufts University — Public Health and Professional Degree Programs — Boston, MA
Nov 7, 2014 University of Texas at Austin Graduate Program in Molecular Carcinogenesis — Austin, TX
Nov 7, 2014 Harvard UniversityMaster of Medical Sciences (MMSc) in Immunology — Boston, MA
Nov 4, 2014 Washington University in St. Louis The Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences — St. Louis, MO
Oct 19, 2014 University of South Florida Department of Cell Biology, Microbiology and Molecular Biology — Tampa, FL
Oct 13, 2014 University Of IllinoisMaster of Public Health Info Session — 1002 Huff Hall — November 7, 2014 2:30 - 4:00pm
Oct 10, 2014 University of Illinois Chiago Department of Biological Sciences Annual Open House — Chiago, IL —October 24, 2014
Oct 9, 2014 Carnegie Mellon University The Ph.D. program in Biological Sciences — Pittsburgh, PA
Oct 7, 2014 Des Moines UniversityDiscover DMU — Des Moine, IA — November 5, 2014
Sept 17, 2014 Marquette UniversityGraduate studies in biological sciences — Milwaukee, WI
Sept 9, 2014 The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship STEM Teaching — MI, GA, IN, NJ, OH — January 31, 2015
Aug 28, 2014 Northwestern UniversityNorthwestern Law School's Master of Science in Law (MSL) degree — The Career Center Interview Suite (616 E. Green, C) — 12 - 1pm Oct 1, 2014
Aug 25, 2014 The Big Ten+ Big Ten+ Graduate School Exposition — Lafayette, IN — September 21 - 22, 2014
Aug 21, 2014 University of Michigan Program in Biomedical Sciences (PIBS) — Ann Arbor, MI— Oct 2-3, 2014
June 17, 2014 Georgetown UniversityOne-Year Masters Program in Complementary and Alternative Medicine — Washington D.C. — July 15, 2014
June 9, 2014 Eastern Mennonite University MA in Biomedicine — Harrisonburg, VA
May 12, 2014 Medical School for International Health Medical School — New York, NY
May 8, 2014 Columbia University MS in Bioethics — New York, NY
May 8, 2014 Columbia UniversityMS in Narrative Medicine — New York, NY
May 8, 2014 St. George's, University of LondonInternational Graduate Medicine Programme — London, England — June 14, 2014
May 7, 2014 Lipscomb UniversityMS in Bionolecular Science — Nashville, TN
May 7, 2014 University of Vermont Online Master of Public Health
April 29, 2014 Technion American Medical SchoolMedical School — Haifa, Israel — May 31, 2014
April 20, 2014 Columbia UniversityOne-Year Master of Science in Nutrition — New York, NY — June 30, 2014
April 16, 2014 Lincoln Memorial UniversityMaster of Science Program — Harrogate, TN
March 17, 2014 University of Illinois Masters of Public Health — Urbana, IL — March 31st info session, but ongoing office hours (see link)
March 1, 2014 Lipscomb MS in Biomolecular Science — Nashville, TN
March 11, 2014 Salus UniversityVarious Health Profressions Programs — multiple Wednesdays throughout March and April
March 12, 2014 Northwestern UniversityMS in Law for STEM Graduates— Chicago — informational webinar 4pm March 13, 2014
February 26, 2014 University of Notre DameESTEEM (professional Master’s Program with a focus on Entrepreneurship)
February 20, 2014 Des Moine UniversityDiscover DMU — Des Moine IA — April 4, 2014
January 7, 2014 University of CincinnatiImmunobiology Graduate Program — Cincinnati, OH
December 7, 2013 UMass AmherstOne-year Microbiology M.S. in Food Science — Amherst, MA — Application deadline is February 1, 2014
December 3, 2013 Univeristy of Massachusetts Professional 1-Year Microbiology MS in Applied Molecular Biotechnology — Amherst, MA — Dec 20, 2013
November 25, 2013 University of Colorado-DenverStructural Biology and Biochemistry Ph.D. Program — Denver, CO — Dec 1, 2013
October 15, 2013 University of Massachusetts Amherst1-Year Professional M.S. Degree in Food Science
October 11, 2013 UIC - Department of Biological Sciences annual Open House — Chicago, IL — 10-4 Friday October 25th
October 7, 2013 Purdue University Purdue University Interdisciplinary Life Science Ph.D. Program (PULSe) Open House — West Lafayette, IN — November 1, 2013
October 7, 2013 UMass AmherstOne-year Microbiology M.S. in Applied Molecular Biotechnology — Amherst, MA — Application deadline is December 1, 2013
October 1, 2013 Washington UniversityPlant and Microbial Biosciences — St. Louis, MO
October 1, 2013 Marquette UniversityScience Graduate Programs Open house — Milwaukee WI — November 2, 12013, Deadline October 25, 2013. See link for sign up
September 27, 2013 University of Michigan — Program in Biomedical Sciences — Ann Arbor, MI— December 1, 2013
September 17, 2013 Marquette University Biological Sciences — Milwaukee, WI
September 4, 2013 Variouss — Big Ten+ Graduate School Exposition — Lafayette, IN (Purdue University) — October 20 - 21, 2013

Internships

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Post Date Company / Institution — Details
March 30, 2015 Wolfram Research — Human anatomy internship: Wolfram Research is looking for a self-motivated individual with exceptional research skills, demonstrated initiative, industry knowledge, and the ability to generate collect quantifiable data on human anatomy in a computable format.
Jan 27, 2015 The Atlantis Project — Hospital internships within government-run hospitals in Europe.
Dec 18, 2014 Multiple Institutions — SRF Summer Scholars Program: Regenerative Medicine Summer Internship Opportunity. Programs offer undergraduate students the opportunity to conduct biomedical research to combat diseases of aging, such as cancer, Alzheimer’s, and macular degeneration.
Dec 9, 2014 Hampshire College —The Reproductive Rights Activist Service Corps (RRASC) is a 10-week paid summer internship program sponsored by the Civil Liberties and Public Policy Program at Hampshire College in Amherst, MA.
January 17, 2013 The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) — 2014 Summer Research Program.
October 1, 2013 Dow AgroSciences — Summer R&D internship. See link for more information.
September 26, 2013 Eli Lilly — Manufacturing Science. See link for more information.
September 25, 2013 BioAnalytics Inc. — Located in Research Park. Will be part of interdisciplinary teams developing research based products. See link for more information.

Job Postings

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Post Date Company — Position — Type — Location — Application Deadline
May 6, 2015 U of I Undergrad Research position in Biochemistry Laboratory — For Credit — On Campus — Immediately until filled
April 23, 2015 Washington University School of Medicine Clinical Research Coordinator — St. Louis, MO — Immediately until filled
April 5, 2015 We Are Camps!Science Camp Instructors —Summer Full Time — Various Locations
April 2, 2015 Filled U of IAcademic Hourly Technician — Full Time — Immediately until filled
March 29, 2015 Filled CytovanceMicrobiologist — Full Time — Oklahoma City, OK — Immediately until filled
Jan 22, 2015 U of I Lab Assistant - Cleaning / Maintenance — Part Time — On Campus
Oct 22, 2014 Atlantis Project Hospital Intern — Internship — Europe
Oct 22, 2014 PhysAssist ScribesScribe at OSF Saint Francis — Full Time — Peoria, IL
September 17, 2014 Proctor & Gamble — Various (in conjunction with ACES & Sciences Career Fair) —  Full Time — Cincinnati, OH — Oct 13, 2014
September 9, 2014 Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowships — Full Time — Various (MI, GA, IN, NJ, OH) — October 13, 2014
Aug 29, 2014 U of I DIA — MCB Tutor — Part Time — on campus
Aug 29, 2014 Oak Street Health Clinical Informatics Specialist/Scribe — Full Time — Chiago, IL
July 10, 2014 La Jolla Institute Research Technician — Full Time — La Jolla, CA
May 1, 2014 Filled U of I SMCB Office worker — Summer Job — Urbana, IL
April 16, 2014 Biotronic NeuroNetwork Electroneurodiagnostic Technologist — Full Time — Effingham, IL & Rockford, IL — Training class begins June 9, 2014
April 5, 2014 Scripps Research Institute, California CampusSummer Internship — La Jolla, CA — April 25, 2014
February 18, 2014 Chicago Teaching Fellows — Secondary Eduacation Teacher — Chicago — revolving
September 26, 2013 Eli LillyManufacturing Science Associate — Full Time — Varrious
September 18, 2013 Woodrow Wilson Fellowship FoundationThe Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowships — Princeton, NJ — Full Time plus stipend for masters program—October 15, 2013

Summer Enrichment

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Post Date Institution — Program — Location — Application Deadline
Feb 11, 2015 University of Illinois Discoveries in Bioimaging — Urbana, IL — March 15, 2015
Feb 2, 2015 University of Colorado Medical School Gates Center Summer Internship Program — Aurora, CO — February 16, 2015
Jan 27, 2015 Columbia University Postbac Premed Program — New York, NY — February 1, 2015
Jan 26, 2015 Des Moines University — Health Professions Advanced Summer Scholars program - DMU Health P.A.S.S. — Des Moine, IA — February 15, 2015
Jan 23, 2015 SMCB MCB Summer Research Opportunity Program & Jenner Family Summer Research Internship — Urbana, IL — February 13, 2015
Jan 8, 2015 University of Michigan Health System Summer at Michigan for Undergraduate Research Training — Ann Arbor, MI — January 16, 2015
Dec 19, 2014 UC Berkeley 2015 Amgen Scholars Summer Research Program — Berkeley, CA — February 2, 2015
Dec 18, 2014 University of Illinois 2015 BioNanotechnology Summer Institute — Urbana, IL — March 6, 2015
Dec 18, 2014 MultipleSummer Medical and Dental Education Program — Multiple
Dec 18, 2014 Weill Cornell/Rockefeller/Sloan-KetteringThe 2015 Gateways to the Laboratory Summer Program — New York, NY — Feb 1, 2015
Dec 11, 2014 Des Moines University Health Professions Advanced Summer Scholars Program — Des Moines, IA — February 15, 2015
Dec 3, 2014 Joseph M. Sanzari Children's Hospital 2015 Summer Clinical Research Internship in Pediatrics — Hackensack, NJ — March 1, 2015
Dec 3, 2014 University of ChicagoThe Conte Center for Computational Neuropsychiatric Genomics — Chicago, IL — February 9, 2015
Dec 3, 2014 University of ChicagoThe Genes & Addiction NIDA Center for GWAS in Outbred Rats — Chicago, IL — February 9, 2015
Nov 9, 2014 University of Texas SouthwesternSummer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program — Dallas, TX
Nov 9, 2014 University of IowaSummer Undergrad Research Opportunity in MIcrobiology — Iowa City, IA
Nov 6, 2014 University of MichiganMedical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) — Ann Arbor, MI — January 16, 2015
Sept 24, 2014 American Association of Medical College Comprehensive List of Summer Undergraduate Research Programs
January 14, 2013 University of Connecticut — Health Center Undergraduate Summer Research — Farmington, CT
January 14, 2013 University of South FloridaSummer Enrichment for the Health Professions — Tampa, FL — March 14, 2014
January 14, 2013 University of Texas - Houston Medical SchoolSummer Research Program — Houston, TX —
January 14, 2013 Albert Einstein College of MedicineSummer Undergraduate Research Program — Bronx, NY — February 1, 2014
January 13, 2014 American Society for MicrobiologyASM Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program — February 1, 2014
January, 13, 2014 University of MichiganDepartment of Molecular & Integrative Physiology Summer Fellowship — Ann Arbor, MI — February 15, 2014
January 9, 2014 University of MichiganSamuel & Jean Frankel Cardiovascular Center REU — Ann Arbor, MI — January 31, 2014
January 8, 2014 University of Chicago Chicago Center for Systems Biology REU — Chicago, IL — February 10, 2014
December 10, 2013 UC BerkeleyAmgen Scholars Program — Berkeley, CA — Feb 3, 2014
December 9, 2013 University of ChicagoThe Conte Center for Computational Neuropsychiatric Genomics — Chicago, IL — Feb 10, 2014
December 6, 2013 Des Moines University Health Professions Advanced Summer Scholars program — Des Moines, IA — March 1, 2014
November 21, 2013 Mayo ClinicMayo Illinois Alliance for Technology Based Healthcare — Rochester, MN — Feb 1, 2014
November 21, 2013 UC San Diego Amgen — San Diego, CA — Feb 3, 2014
November 21, 2013 CaltechAmgen — Pasadena, CA — Feb 14, 2014
November 21, 2013 CaltechMURF — Pasadena, CA — Jan 8, 2014
September 12, 2013 Harvard Medical School CCV Summer Undergraduate Research Intership Program— Boston, MA— March 7, 2014

Workshops and Seminars

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Opportunity Details
Pathways to Health Careers

DON'T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY TO INTERACT WITH ALUMS IN VARIOUS HEALTH PROFESSIONS
The MCB Advising Program will host health care professionals and MCB Alumni for a panel discussion on Pathways to Health Careers. Students will hear from doctors, dentists, researchers and others regarding their personal journey into a health career. Attendees are encouraged to come with any and all questions relating to health careers. Our alumni are very open and candid in their responses.  THURS. APRIL 24, 2014 5PM-7PM 165 NOYES.

Selling Your LAS Degree at Business Career Fair This workshop teaches LAS students how to "sell" themselves to employers at the Business Career Fair. Learn how to prepare, what companies to look for, what to say, and how to follow-up afterward. Wednesday January 29, 2014 1065 Lincoln Hall.
Information session: School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IU Bloomington School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University-Bloomington will be hosting an information session for their graduate degree programs. Wednesday November 20th. 2013 3:00pm The Career Center.
What Your Parents Can't Teach You About Finding a Job Join Joshua Waldman, social media expert and author of Job Searching With Social Media For Dummies, as he gives tips and tricks on how to find a job using social media. Nov. 7, 2013 6-7pm 112 Gregory Hall.
Winter Break Job Shadow Program

The Career Center is launching a Winter Break Job Shadow Program! This program is a one-day commitment over winter break, where students (undergrad freshmen, sophomores, and juniors) will have the opportunity to engage with a company of interest and foster potential career opportunities. The Winter Break Job Shadow Program will include a variety of industries and is open to ALL MAJORS.

Researcher Your Future in Science Seminar Procter & Gamble will be hosting their annual Researcher Your Future in Science Seminar during the Summer of 2014. The Deadline is March 14, 2014.
UI Campus Resources for International Careers Part of the International Careers Workshop Series 2013 - 2014. Wednesday October 30,, 2013 6:30-8:30 pm, 1092 Lincoln Hall

Career Resources

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SMCB provides links to realiable and trusted resouces for its students concerning career choices. These resources are monitored routinely and new items are added on an ongoing basis. So, please be sure to check back from time to time.

  • The Career Center. The Career Center serves all students of The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign regarding professional and career development. Through collaborative and innovative programs, services, and resources, the staff seeks to educate and empower students to actively plan their futures as contributing members of a global community.
  • Workshop - Career Options With An MCB Degree,from Oct 29th 2013. What you can do with a degree in MCB? What are your future professional goals? What options do you have in the “real world”? MCB Advisor Brad Mehrtens will present on various career options one has with a degree in MCB.
  • Job Search 101 videos. Provided by the Career Center.
  • Pre-health advising: For help furthering your pre-health career, the university has pre-health counselors located in the Career Center. Make sure to subecribe to the Health Careers Chronicle weekly email and participate in a mock interview. In addition to the counselors the center has many excellent resources on its website.
  • The U of I's Virtual Job Board, an excelllent resource for current on-campus openings. There are typically one or more laboratory positions available at any given time.
  • I-Link at the Career Center. Students can search for internships, employment opportunities, as well as sign-up for interviews, and view a full calendar of career programs and events.
  • MCB Intership Overview: A guide to finding biology-related internships in industry, government and academia.
  • "Making the Most of Career Fairs" - an article from Science Magazine adapted by Heather Minks, Director of Biotechnology Career Services.
  • How to Attend and Get the Most Out of a Virtual Job Fair - a good article on utilizing this valuable resource.
  • 11 Reasons Graduates Lose Out on Jobs - an interesting article from the Undercover Recruiter.
  • MastersDegreeOnline.org - provides tons of information for current and prospective graduate students. A master’s degree is becoming more popular because of the excess in bachelor’s degree holders competing for a fixed number of jobs. They have built a directory that contains over 90,000 program listings and allows you to determine which program features are most important to you so you can identify the program that best matches your personal interests and career goals. They have also created a database of over 5,000 scholarships for graduate and post-graduate study areas which interested student can pursue to help finance their education.
  • Accredited Online College Degree Programs - The site provides a comprehensive and informative resource that sorts out schools with accredited degree programs. It can be specifically filtered according to the degree level and the subjects/programs of your choice. If you type the name of your school in the 'Search for a school' box, it will appear that it's included in the list of Schools offering Accredited degree programs. This is free to use and will remain open to all users.
  • The Occupational Information Network (O*NET) is a free online database that contains hundreds of occupational definitions to help students, job seekers, businesses and workforce development professionals to understand today's world of work in the United States. It was developed under the sponsorship of the US Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA) through a grant to the North Carolina Employment Security Commission (now part of the NC Commerce Department) during the 1990s.[1] John L. Holland's vocational model, often referred to as the Holland Codes, is used in the "Interests" section of the O*NET.