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(Archived) Careers Development Archives 2013 - 2014

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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.

University of Illinois Virtual Job Board


LAS Success Workshops - The College of LAS puts on numerous workshops during the semester related to career devleopment.

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  • Search for job and internship postings
  • View list of companies at career fairs
  • Schedule on-campus interviews
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  • Conduct a video mock interview

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Announcement Archives

Career Fairs

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Opportunity Details
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
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
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


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Post Date Company / Institution — Details
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
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
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
You are invited to attend Discover DMU on Wednesday, November 11!
Join us on campus for an interactive exploration of Des Moines University's graduate programs!
  • Hear about admission requirements directly from the admissions staff, and what you can do to be a competitive applicant.
  • Learn about campus resources, including financial aid, multicultural affairs and student clubs.
  • Tour the campus, visit the library, and check out the award-winning wellness center.
  • Participate in activities based specifically on your area of interest:
    • Pre-Physician Assistant students will hear from the program director, Joel Rand, and will have the opportunity to interact with current students.
    • Those interested in the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine program will see a hands-on demonstration of Osteopathic Manual Medicine.
    • Pre-Doctor of Physical Therapy students will visit the physical therapy classrooms and learn more about the program's focus on manual therapy.
    • Individuals interested in the Master of Healthcare Administration and Master of Public Health programs will experience individualized tours of campus and the opportunity to ask detailed questions about the curriculum.
    • The anatomy lab will be open for students interested in the Master of Science in Anatomy program.
Information session Northwestern University's Master of Science in Education Program Become a transformative educator in an elementary, middle, or secondary school through Northwestern University's Master of Science in Education Program. Our graduates attain a master’s degree and earn an Illinois Professional Educator's License in as little as one year! Scholarships are available. Attend an info session!
Pathways to Health Careers

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.
  • - 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 Schools & Colleges - 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.
  • The Bureau of Labor Statistics has lots of valuable data that can be used when investigating careers. The various professional societies pertinent to biologists can be found on the site via a simple search. The following is an incomplete list of the societies.