Find jobs and internships


Summer enrichment opportunities sent to MCB

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

Free professional headshots

3:30-5 p.m. Mondays

9-10:30 a.m. Thursdays

Room 355 Illini Union

A great headshot ensures you’re making the best impression possible. The Career Center and Illini Union are excited to announce the Professional Portrait Lab, free student professional digital headshots that you can use on LinkedIn, Twitter, websites, directories, etc.

Campus career fairs

UIUC career fair

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.

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Mentorship and advice from professionals


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

School of 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 SMCB students.

Additional resources


MCB Advising

Visit MCB Advising mediaspace channel.

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

The Career Center

Suit-Up Event:  The Career Center is teaming up with JCPenney to provide University of Illinois Urbana - Champaign students with a special in-store shopping event. Students can shop for quality professional career wear at extremely affordable prices (up to 50% savings) not available to the general public. Round-trip transportation will be provided from campus to the store (more details to come).

Date: Saturday, September 9, 2023 
Time: 5 - 8 pm 
Location: JCPenney, Marketplace Mall, 2000 North Neil Street, Champaign, IL 61820 

Students are encouraged to register via Handshake. For more information, contact Jordari Rene, Assistant Director, Employer Relations and Professional Connections, The Career Center, at

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.