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Find jobs and internships

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Types of career opportunities for MCB graduates   Visit Handshake @ Illinois 

Handshake is the campus-wide recruiting platform where students can find jobs and internships, upcoming career fairs, on-campus recruiting events, networking opportunities, and a calendar of events.

Resources from the Career Center

Tips on searching for a job or internship

Participate in a mock interview

Pre-health counselors

Resume and Personal Statement Reviews

Tips for writing and formatting your resume

Tips for writing your cover letter

Tips for writing your personal statement

Campus career fairs

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Career and internship fairs hosted on campus provide the opportunity for students to network and find internships and jobs. Fairs are also a great way to explore careers and different employment sectors.

As a student in the College of LAS, you are welcome at all career and internship fairs on campus. Students are encouraged to attend LAS preparation workshops or Career Center workshops available before some fairs. These workshops help students know what to expect and how to get the most out of the experience.

Upcoming career fairs

ACES + LAS Career Fair
In person, Thursday, September 22, 2022
Virtual, Wednesday, September 28, 2022
 

Past career fairs

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Mentorship and advice from professionals

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The MCB Professional Mentorship Program brings together physicians, dentists, researchers, and other professionals, many of them alumni, and matches them with motivated students.

MCB Career Connections is a virtual series featuring clinicians, R&D specialists, and more. In these one-hour sessions professionals share insights with students about their career path and welcome questions from MCB students.

Additional resources

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MCB Advising

Visit MCB Advising mediaspace channel.

MCB Advising hosts several workshops and career talks throughout the year. 

External websites with job listings and resources

Benchspace is a monthly newsletter with excellent job opportunities for recent graduates or soon-to-graduate students who are planning on pursuing graduate or medical school.

BioSpace is a digital hub for news and careers related to life sciences. Their Jobs page is a good single source for positions in the biological sciences.

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.

JobScan Get past resume robots. Ninety percent of large companies use applicant tracking systems to search for qualified candidates from large applicant pools. These systems help employers by analyzing resumes and CVs, surfacing candidates that best match the position and filtering out those who don't. JobScan has researched the top systems used by thousands of companies and built an algorithm based on the common patterns among them.

National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) has recently updated their Career Readiness Competencies.

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.