Career Development 2015-2016
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.
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: http://go.illinois.edu/CFVolunteer
LOOKING FOR A JOB OR INTERNSHIP?
With over 15,000 job & internship postings from 4,000+ companies, there are opportunities for ALL ILLINOIS STUDENTS on I-Link.
Login today at www.careercenter.illinois.edu/ilink.
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
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.
|Post date||Institution — Program — Location — Date & Time (if a presentation) or Submission Deadline|
|April 6, 2016||Arizona State University — Master of Science in the Science of Health Care Delivery — Tempe, AZ|
|March 1, 2016||University of Pennsylvania — Pre-Health Programs — Philadelphia, PA|
|Feb 8, 2016||Temple University — Several Post-Baccalaureate Programs in the Health Sciences — Philadelphia, PA — March 1, 2016|
|Jan 1, 2016||The University of Vermont — Post Baccalaureate Premedical Program — Burlington, VT — February 1, 2016|
|Jan 5, 2016||University of Pennsylvania — Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) — Philadelphia, PA — March 1, 2016|
|Nov 24, 2015||Columbia University — Postbac Premed Program — New York, NY — February 1, 2016|
|Nov 20, 2015||American Society for Microbiology — Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program — January 20, 2016|
|Nov 20, 2015||American Society for Microbiology — Undergraduate Research Capstone Program — January 20, 2016|
|Oct 21, 2015||University of Pennsylvania — Various Pre-health programs — Philadelphia, PA|
|Aug 12, 2015||Duquesne University — Post-Bacc Pre-Med Program — Pittsburgh, PA|
|July 31, 2015||Temple University — Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Health Informatics (online)|
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|
|April 21, 2016||Loyola University — MS in Infectious Disease and Immunology Program — Chicago, IL|
|April 18, 2016||Indiana State University — Master of Science in Genetic Counseling — Terre Haute, IN — January 1, 2017 for fall classes.|
|March 29, 2016||Loyola Marymount University — MS in Healthcare Systems Engineering — Los Angeles, CA|
|March 23, 2016||Loyola University — M.A. in Medical Sciences (MAMS) Program — Chicago, IL|
|March 23, 2016||Georgetown University — Medical Masters — Washington D.C.— May 15, 2016|
|March 3, 2016||University of Chicago — MSc in Biomedical Informatics — Chicago — Information session on March 9th, 2016|
|Feb 24, 2016||Case Western Reserve University — Open for MS in Medical Physiology — Cleveland, OH — April 9 and June 4, 2016|
|Feb 10, 2016||
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine — Master of Medical Science (MMS) program — Erie, PA— May 1, 2016
|Feb 8, 2016||Duke Univserity — MA in Bioethics & Science Policy — Online Info Session — February 11 and March 9, 2016|
|Feb 4, 2016||Northwestern, University — MS in Education — Evanston, IL — March 28, 2016|
|Feb 3, 2016||Saint Louis University — Public Health and Health Management — St. Louis, MO|
|Jan 28, 2016||Iowa State University — 1-Year MS program in Biomedical Sciences — Ames, IA|
|Jan 26, 2016||Rush University — Graduate College Open House — Chicago, IL — February 3, 2016|
|Jan 23, 2016||The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship — January 31, 2016|
|Jan 14, 2016||University of Michigan — Neuroscience Preview Visit — Ann Arbor, MI — Application deadline is February 1st. Event is March 24 - 26, 2016|
|Dec 4, 2015||Loyola University — Master of Arts in Medical Sciences — Chicago, IL — July 15, 2016|
|Dec 2, 2015||UIC — MEd in Science Education — Chicago, IL — February 1, 2016|
|Nov 23, 2015||Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons — One-year MS Program in Nutrition — New York, NY|
|Nov 23, 2015||Joint Carnegie Mellon University & University of Pittsburgh — Ph.D. Program in Computational Biology — Pittsburgh, PA — December 15, 2015|
|Nov 17, 2015||University of Southern California — Molecular Biology Graduate Program — Los Angeles, CA — December 15, 2015|
|Nov 24, 2015||Stoney Brook University — Medical Scientist (MD/PhD) Training Program — Stoney Brook, NY|
|Nov 9, 2015||The University of South Florida College of Pharmacy — Doctorate of Pharmacy Program & Masters of Science in Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology — Tampa, FL|
|Oct 20, 2015||University of Massachusetts @ Amherst — One-year Microbiology M.S. in Applied Molecular Biotechnology — Amherst, MA — December 20, 2015|
|Oct 16, 2015||
|Oct 14, 2015||Purdue University — Purdue University Interdisciplinary Life Science Ph.D. Program (PULSe) — Lafayette, IN — November 13, 2015|
|Oct 2, 2015||University of Illinois Chiago — MEd in Science — Chicago, IL — February 1, 2016|
|Sept 21, 2015||
Thomas Jefferson College of Pharmacy — Doctor of Pharmacy program — Chicago, IL
|Sept 17, 2015||University of Michigan — Program in Biomedical Sciences (PIBS) — Ann Arbor, M I— Dec 1, 2015|
|Aug 23, 2015||
Indiana State University — Genetic Counseling MS Program — Terre Haute, IN — January 1, 2016
|Post Date||Company / Institution — Details|
|Feb 8, 2016||AstraZeneca — Currently, I am filling the role of Site Microbiologist at AstraZeneca’s Frederick Manufacturing Facility in Frederick, MD. I am looking for a junior/senior microbiology (or MCB) major to work as a summer intern (anticipated June 7th start date), who understands bacterial physiology and ecology. I am hoping there are a few candidates from the UIUC who will apply and are maybe interested in exploring the industry side of things.
The company will pay for housing and a salary, and I’m reasonably sure transportation as well. Aseptic technique would also help as there is a likely opportunity to participate in some biofilm focused lab work. Here’s the link to the opportunity…
Erik Reed (PhD Alum)
|Jan 5, 2016||University of Pennsylvania Summer Undergraduate Internship Program (SUIP) — The Summer Undergraduate Internship Program (SUIP) is designed to provide an intense research experience to students interested in graduate study in the biomedical sciences. Interns complete ten weeks of full-time laboratory research, attend state-of-the-art research seminars, and deliver scientific presentations to their peers and mentors. In addition, interns receive training in responsible conduct of research, laboratory safety, and presentation skills. Interns are also invited to career counseling sessions in which faculty and administrators discuss graduate school and career opportunities for biomedical scientists.|
|Nov 23, 2015||City Internships — City Internships provides immersive career training programs for college students and recent graduates. They’re designed to expand your horizons and get you job-ready. For each program, on top of hard and soft skill building at weekly career seminars, workshops and networking events, you’ll undertake an internship placement at one of our partner companies. You’ll develop real-world skills, build your professional network and fast-track your career.|
|Oct 2, 2015||AbbVie — Clinical Trial Operations Internship — As an AbbVie intern, you’ll participate in a paid, ten to twelve-week summer program that involves social and developmental activities, along with paid housing and shuttle services for eligible students. You’ll work on meaningful assignments that have a real impact on our business and patients worldwide. As an intern you will be located at our corporate headquarters in north suburban Chicago. AbbVie’s worldwide Clinical Trial Operations business offers you an opportunity to work in a variety of fields based on your degree type.|
|Post Date||Company — Position — Type — Location — Application Deadline|
|April 28, 2016||Zilles Lab — Summer undergraduate researcher — On Campus — May 13, 2016|
|March 22, 2016||
Physassist Scribes Inc — Medical Scribe — Fulltime — Peoria, IL — April 5, 2016
|March 22, 2016||
Promise Helathcare — medical and dental internship and volunteer opportunities — Various — Champaign, IL
Promise Healthcare is currently recruiting pre-health students for Summer and Fall 2016 medical and dental internship and volunteer opportunities. Interns are distinguished as those who dedicate at least fifteen hours of work per week. Volunteers are asked to dedicate at least eight hours of service per week. Visit http://www.promisehealth.org/donate-volunteer for application information.
|March 14, 2016||
ScribeAmerica — Medical Scribe — Part Time & Full Time — Champaign, IL
ScribeAmerica is currently hiring motivated applicants to work as medical scribes at a Champaign Outpatient Clinic. Scribes work one-on-one with a physician to help with documentation of electronic medical records during a patient appointment. This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in pursuing a career in medicine. Part time and full time positions available starting May 2016. Apply today to our Champaign location at scribeamerica.com/apply.
|Feb 1, 2016||
We Are Camps (USAF) — Summer Camp Counselors — Summertime — Various
Run week long (5 days), back-to-back mobile youth Science Camp on US Air Force bases
|Dec 17, 2015||
Indiana University — Research Associate — Full Time — Bloomington, IN — As soon as possible
Position Available: I am seeking a full-time research associate to work in my laboratory at Indiana University, Bloomington. This is a new lab (starting January 2016) that will study meiosis and recombination in yeast. Some prior research experience in molecular or cell biology is required, but the exact topic is not important; training specific to the lab will be provided. The position will be roughly 25% lab management (keeping the lab stocked and organized, serving as lab safety officer, etc.) and 75% research. This would be an ideal position for someone wanting more research experience prior to applying to grad school. The start date can be anytime between January and early summer of 2016. To apply, please send a CV/resume, unofficial transcript, and contact information for a research mentor who can serve as a reference, to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the lab, please see http://www.bio.indiana.edu/faculty/directory/profile.php?person=carola.
|Oct 2, 2015||
AbbVie — Clinical Trial Operations Development Program —As a member of AbbVie’s Clinical Trial Operations Development Program, you will be given assignments that are crafted to help you develop exceptional functional and leadership traits by working on a wide range of projects while providing exposure to different leaders in the company. These Clinical Trial Operations experiences will develop you and put you on the fast track to future Clinical Trial Operations leadership opportunities at AbbVie. Over the two years and three rotations you will be a full-time employee with a salary and benefits package. Based on your discipline, you will have opportunities working in rotations under:
|July 28, 2015||Reproductive Genetic Innovations — Genetic Counseling Assistant — Full Time — Northbrook, IL — Immediately until filled|
|Post Date||Institution — Program — Location — Application Deadline|
|March 1, 2016||
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill — The Carolina Summer Fellowship in Pharmacology — Chapel Hill, NC — April 1, 2016
|Feb 29, 2016||Boston University — Summer Study Internship Program — Boston, MA — April 22, 2016|
|Feb 10, 2016||
Des Moines University — Des Moines University's Health Professions Advanced Summer Scholars program - DMU Health P.A.S.S. — Des Moines, IA — February 15, 2016
|Feb 3, 2016||US Army Institute for Surgical Research — PAID Summer Internship Program for Pre-Medical, Pre-Dental, and Engineering (STEM) undergraduate students —San Antonio, TX —March 4, 2016|
|Jan 20, 2016||University of Illinois — nano@illinois Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) — Urbana, IL — March 1, 2016|
|Jan 13, 2016||SENS Research Foundation — 2016 Summer Scholars — Various — February 1, 2016|
|Jan 8, 2016||The University of MIchigan — Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) — Ann Arbor, MI — February 15, 2016|
|Dec 18, 2015||University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine — PSOMER (Pritzker School of Medicine Experience in Research) — Chicago, IL — January 29, 2016|
|Dec 16, 2015||Frontier Nursing University — The Courier Program Summer Service-Learning Internship — Hyden, KY — February 12, 2016|
|Dec 9, 2015||The Conte Center for Computational Neuropsychiatric Genomics — Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program — Chicago, IL — February 8, 2016|
|Dec 9, 2015||
Des Moines University — Health Professions Advanced Summer Scholars program - DMU Health P.A.S.S. — Des Moines, IA — February 15, 2016
|Dec 4, 2015||Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) — MIT Summer Research Program (MSRP) — Boston, MA — February 1, 2016|
|Dec 4, 2015||Virginia Commonwealth University — Summer Academic Enrichment Program (SAEP) — Richmond, VA — February 1, 2016|
|Nov 30, 2015||Caltech — Amgen Scholars Program — Pasadena, CA — February 15, 2016|
|Nov 30, 2015||Caltech — WAVE Fellows Program — Pasadena, CA — January 7, 2016|
|Nov 30, 2015||The University of Pennsylvania — Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Program (PennPREP) — Philadelphia, PA — March 1, 2016|
|Nov 19, 2015||University of Alabama at Birmingham — PARAdiGM - Preparation for Graduate and Medical Education — Birmingham, AL — February 15, 2016|
|Nov 19, 2015||University of Alabama at Birmingham — Summer in Biomedical Sciences — Birmingham, AL — February 15, 2016|
|Nov 18, 2015||University of Illinois, Department of Chemistry — Research Experience for Undergraduates Program — Urbana, IL — February 12, 2016|
|Nov 17, 2015||Harvard University, T.H. Chan School of Public Health — Summer Program in Epidemiology — Boston, MA — February 26, 2016|
|Nov 17, 2015||Weill Cornell/Rockefeller/Sloan-Kettering Tri-Institutional MD-PhD Program — 2016 Gateways to the Laboratory Summer Program for Pre-MD-PhD students — New York, NY — February 1, 2016|
|Nov 12, 2016||UIC — Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF) — Chicago, IL — February 1, 2016|
|Nov 12, 2015||University of Michigan — Summer Enrichment Program — Ann Arbor, MI — January 15, 2016|
|Oct 13, 2015||University of Illinois @ Chicago — Summer Undergraduate Research in the College of Pharmacy — Chicago, IL — February 1, 20166|
|Oct 1, 2015||University of Michigan — Medical Scientist Training Program "UM-SMART" — Ann Arbor, MI— January 15, 2015|
Workshops and Seminars
|Midwestern University Healthcare Professions Career Day||
Midwestern University would like to invite you to attend our Healthcare Professions Career day on Thursday, April 6th from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. If you have an interest in any of our professional degree seeking programs, then this event will provide you with an opportunity to learn more about those degree programs, speak with faculty representatives and students, and tour our beautiful campus facilities. To learn more and RSVP click here!
|Doctor of Physical Therapy Preview Day||
Des Moines University's Doctor of Physical Therapy Visit Day:
|You are invited to attend Discover DMU on Wednesday, November 11, 2015!||
Join us on campus for an interactive exploration of Des Moines University's graduate programs!
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.
- National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) has recently updated their Career Readiness Competencies.
- Accredited MBA Guide and Resources
The guide lists information such as:
- Online MBA Programs List
- Breakdown of Included Programs and School Information
- Understanding MBA Rankings
- GMAT, GRE, and TOEFL Study Guide
- How to Pay for your MBA (Financing guide)
- How to Pick an Online MBA
- How to Get into Business School
- Why you Should NOT Get an MBA
- 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.
- http://www.accreditedonlinecolleges.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 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. 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.