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(Archived) Careers Development Archives 2014 - 2015

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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.

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


2016 ACES & Sciences Career Fair

Date: Thursday, October 6, 2016, 1:30 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.

Volunteers Needed!

Volunteer shifts start before the fair, continue during and also after the fair ends.  If you would like to see what the fair is like and help make the fair a success, consider volunteering.  To ensure a t-shirt, be sure to register by Sept. 25th.

Sign-up here:

With over 15,000 job & internship postings from 4,000+ companies, there are opportunities for ALL ILLINOIS STUDENTS on I-Link.

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Use I-Link to:

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

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Announcement Archives

Career Fairs

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

Post-Baccalaureate Programs

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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

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 es 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


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Post Date Company / Institution — Details
March 30, 2015 Wolfram ResearchHuman 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.

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

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

Workshops and Seminars

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Opportunity Details

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.