MCB Advising offers a variety of workshops throughout the year for students on topics such as applying to medical school, learning more about specific careers, studying abroad, becoming an undergraduate researcher, and much more. Scroll down to view videos or download slides from past workshops.

We are committed to hosting accessible and inclusive workshops for all students. Please let us know if you have, or expect any accessibility needs or require accommodations to participate in any of our workshops. For questions, please contact Lilia Garcia at

Spring 2024 Workshops



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MCB Honors Info Session

Jan 18, 2024 5 - 6 pm in 136 Burrill Hall  

MCB Study Abroad Info Session

Jan 24, 2024

5 - 6 pm in 140 Burrill Hall


Undergraduate Research Workshop

Jan 31, 2024

5 - 6:30 pm in 165 Noyes Laboratory

Research Slides
RUSH University Master Programs Info Session Feb 15, 2024

5 - 6 pm via Zoom


Intro to Graduate School Workshop Feb 19, 2024  5 - 6 pm in 106 Burrill Hall  
Succeeding in MCB Courses Feb 20, 2024 4 - 5 pm in 1000 Lincoln Hall  
MilliporeSigma Info Session Feb 20, 2024 5 - 6 pm in 217 Noyes Laboratory  
Research Park Career Fair Feb 26, 2024 3 - 7 pm in Illinois Conference Center  
MCAT Preparation Info Session Feb 26, 2024 5:30 - 6 pm via Zoom MCAT Prep Video
Pharmacy Workshop Mar 19, 2024 5:00 - 6 pm via Zoom  
Illini Career and Internship Fair Mar 27, 2024 11 am - 3 pm in Illini Room ABC, Illini Union  
Pre-med Workshop Mar 28, 2024

5 - 6:30 pm in 124 Burrill Hall

MCB Volunteer Info Session April 4, 2024 5 - 5:45 via Zoom  
Alumni Award Speaker: Dr. Lisa Monteggia April 5, 2024 11 am - 12 pm in 105 Burrill Hall  
Alumni Award Speaker: Dr. Ruben Mesa April 5, 2024 3 - 4 pm in 105 Burrill Hall  


Watch video or download slides from recent workshops

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Becoming an Undergraduate Researcher


What is undergraduate research, how to find a lab, enrolling in MCB 29/BIOC290, and more.

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Applying to graduate or professional school


Workshop leaders cover what is graduate school, what to expect, types of graduate programs, choosing a PhD program, and undergraduate preparation.

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MCB Honors Concentration


Dr. Shawna Naidu shares information about the MCB Honors Concentration. MCB Honors is designed for exceptional MCB Majors who demonstrate personal motivation to explore a fuller complement of experiences in biology during their undergraduate training.

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Preparing for Career Fairs


How to prepare for the College of LAS and ACES career fairs.

Topics include pre-fair preparation, tips on interacting with recruiters, and what to do after the fair.