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Fall 2017 Workshops

MCB WORKSHOP: ASKING FOR LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION
Thursday, September 7
5:00-6:00 PM
1028 Lincoln Hall
Need a letter of recommendation? Don’t know how to ask? Then join us for this workshop where MCB Advisor Aurora Cruz-Torres will be giving tips and best practices on how to ask for letters of recommendation!

MCB WORKSHOP: STUDY ABROAD IN MCB
Monday, September 11 5:00-6:00 PM 124 Burrill Hall
Come to this workshop to learn more about the current and upcoming study abroad opportunities created specifically for MCB and BIOC majors. Recent study abroad participants will also be available to discuss their experiences and answer questions.

MCB WORKSHOP: SUCCEEDING IN MCB COURSES
Thursday, September 14 and Wednesday, September 27 5:00-6:00 PM 1024 Lincoln Hall
Getting the most out of the MCB Core Courses is the key to success in the major, and that requires you to do more than just get by. If you have had previous difficulties in MCB courses or are worried about a particular one this semester, join us for a discussion/workshop that will help you manage time better and identify the skills necessary for success in the major. You’ll also learn to take notes, think critically, and approach exams in a scientific context. (NOTE: These workshops are identical, students only need to attend one.)

MCB WORKSHOP: UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
Thursday, September 28 5:00-6:30 PM 124 Burrill Hall
Want to know more about undergraduate research in MCB? Come to this workshop to learn how to find a research position, what research in MCB can look like, and how to register for the appropriate course credit. You will hear perspectives from an MCB faculty principal investigator, as well as from students currently involved in cutting edge research.


Spring 2017 Workshops

UIC MS in Forensic Science Program Information Session
Monday, April 3rd 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. 1051 Lincoln Hall

Interested in forensic science? The Director of Graduate Studies for the Forensic Program at UIC, Dr. A. Karl Larsen, will be talking about their master program, the forensic science field, career options, and answer any questions you might have. If you want to pursue forensic science as a career or if you want to learn more about it, join us!

Careers at Cargill Information Session
Wednesday, April 5th 6:00 - 7:50 p.m.217 Noyes

Do you want to work for one of the world’s largest, privately-held agricultural companies? Come for a free dinner and learn about the many different opportunities that Cargill can provide for a career in the fields of Biology, Chemistry, and Food Science!

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine Information Session
Thursday, April 6th 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. 1057 Lincoln Hall

The Admissions Recruiter for Lake Eerie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Debbie Bisbee, will be giving an overview of the college, including admisssion requirements, their program, and answer any questions you might have! Join us!

GRE and Applying to Graduate School Information Session - pdf of presentation slides
Monday, April 17th 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. 217 Noyes

Are you planning to apply to graduate school or trying to decide? MCB Academic Advisor, Aurora Cruz-Torres will be talking about the graduate school application process and providing information about the GRE!

MCAT Preparation Student Panel - Youtube video
Tuesday, April 18th 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. 161 Noyes

Taking the the MCAT soon? Not sure what to expect? Come join us for a Q&A with an all MCB student panel! Get advice and study tips from MCB students who already took the MCAT!

MCB Careers: Genetic Counseling Information Session - pdf of presentation slides
Wednesday, April 19th 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. 1057 Lincoln Hall

Come learn about the Northwestern University Graduate Program in Genetic Counseling. Brook Croke graduated from the program and will be talking about everything you need to know about genetic counseling and how to pursue it as a career!

Parkland C.N.A. Program Information Session
Thursday April 20th 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. 217 Noyes

The Department Chair of the Health Professions Program at Parkland College will be giving information about their C.N.A. program and other pre-health related certificates you can obtain! Join us!

Health Professions Wednesday: “Glocal” Healthcare Experience
Wednesday, March 8th 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. The Career Center Room 213

You don’t have to go abroad to work with undeserved populations. Learn about experiences closer to home that will allow you to build cultural competence. Sponsored by The Career Center.

MCB Undergraduate Research Workshop - pdf of ppt slides
Tuesday, March 14th 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. 161 Noyes

Planning to go to professional school or graduate school? How are you going to stand out from the competition? Learn how to get involved with research in MCB, work with renowned professors and gain the distinction and credit you deserve!

Ross University School of Medicine
Wednesday, March 15th 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. 161 Noyes

Information Session RUSM provides aspiring medical students an opportunity to become the healthcare leaders of tomorrow. Join us for an information session with the Associate Director of Admissions and get answers to all your questions!

Illini Emergency Medical Services Information Session
Thursday, March 16th 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. 165 Noyes

Looking to join IEMS? Interested in gaining patient-contact hours, volunteering, learning CPR, or becoming an EMT? Representatives from IEMS will be talking about all the ways you can become involved!

Selling your LAS Degree at Career Fairs
Thursday, March 30th 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. 1002 Lincoln Hall

Stand out at career fairs by learning and applying quick tips to separate your LAS degree from other disciplines! Sponsored by The Career Center.

MCB Workshop: How to sell your MCB skills and experiences - pdf of slides
Thursday, March 30th 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. 165 Noyes

Ready to enter the workforce? Not sure how to talk about the skills and experiences you have learned in MCB? Join us for this workshop, where MCB Academic Advisor, Aurora Cruz-Torres, will discuss ways you can make your MCB major stand out in job

MCB Workshop: Succeeding in MCB Courses
January 31st, February, 1st, and 6th 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. 1060 Lincoln Hall
Getting the most out of the MCB Core Courses is the key to success in the major, and that requires you to do more than just get by. If you have had previous difficulties in MCB courses or are worried about a particular one this semester, join us for a discussion/workshop that will help you manage time better and identify the skills necessary for success in the major. You’ll also learn to take notes, think critically, and approach exams in a scientific context.

MCB Careers: Cytotechnology Program Information Session
Wednesday, Feb. 8th 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. 161 Noyes
Looking for a career in the medical field? Interested in helping save lives by diagnosing cancer, benign tumors, infections and other lesions? Then consider the field of Cytology and join us for an information session with the Program Coordinator of Carle’s School of Cytotechnology!

Master of Engineering in Bioengineering Program Information Session
Wednesday, Feb. 15th 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. 1051 Lincoln Hall
Are you interested in Bioengineering? The Master of Engineering in Bioengineering offers three concentrations to choose from: bioinstrumentation, computational genomics, and general bio- engineering! Join us for this information session where the Program Coordinator will discuss the program, pre-requirements, application process, and will answer questions!

MCB  Workshop:  Careers  in MCB
Thursday, Feb. 16th 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. 217 Noyes
What can you do with an MCB major? 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 major in MCB!

MCB Workshop: Asking for a Letter of Recommendation - pdf of slides
Thursday, Feb. 23rd 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. 165 Noyes
Need a letter of recommendation? Don’t know how to ask? Then join us for this workshop where MCB Advisor Aurora Cruz-Torres will be giving tips and best practices on how to ask for letters of recommendation!


Fall 2016 Workshops

Presence Health Volunteer and Internship Opportunities
Monday, November 14, 5:00-6:00PM , 1060 Lincoln Hall
Interested in the volunteering and internship opportunities at Presence Health? Make sure to attend this information session where the Regional Director of Volunteer Services will be talking about the application process, pre-requisites, and any other questions you might have!

MCB Careers: Genetic Counseling Information Session
Monday, November 7, 5:00-6:00PM , 1057 Lincoln Hall
The career opportunities in genetic counseling are growing by leaps and bounds! Come learn about the Northwestern University Graduate Program in Genetic Counseling. Brook Croke graduated from the program and will be talking about everything you need to know about genetic counseling and how to pursue it as a career!

MCB Careers: Science Writing Information Session
Friday, November 4, 2:30-3:30PM, 217 Noyes
MCB Alumni, Dr. Nancy Sasavage, has edited and produced a wide range of scientific communications, including newspaper and magazines, for commercial and non-profit organizations. She hires writers and will give advice on how to construct your resume and tips on what type of coursework and experience will help get you a job in the scientific communications field!

MCB Careers: Cytotechnology Program Information Session
Wednesday, November 2, 5:00-6:00PM , 165 Noyes
Looking for a career in the medical field?Interested in helping save lives by diagnosing cancer, benign tumors, infections and other lesions? Then consider the field of Cytology and join us for an information session with the Program Coordinator of Carle’s School of Cytotechnology!

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Graduate School Information Session
Wednesday, November 2, 1:00-2:00PM, 101A Burrill Hall
The Associate Dean of the new graduate school at St. Jude Children’s Hospital will give an information session about the doctoral program, summer research opportunities, and answer any questions you might have!

MCB Career Pathways Event
Thursday, October 27, 5:30-9:00PM, B102 CLSL
Interested in a health career or life science sales? We will have 5 Illinois alumni from varying backgrounds presenting on their path from Biology at Illinois to their current careers in Neurosurgery, Psychiatry, Life Science Sales & Management, Orthopedics Surgery and Pharmacy. Presentations will take place from 5:30-7:00PM, followed by a light dinner where you will have the opportunity to participate in break-out sessions with the alumni!

Ross University School of Medicine Information Session
Wednesday, October 19, 5:00-6:00PM, 165 Noyes
Ashley Anton, the Director of Admissions at Ross University School of Medicine, will give an overview of the school, admission process, resources available, and how Ross University connects with Illinois!

MCB Undergraduate Research Workshop, PDF of PPT slides
Tuesday, October 18, 5:00-6:00PM, 124 Burrill Hall
Planning to go to professional school or graduate school? How are you going to stand out from the competition? Learn how to get involved with research in MCB, work with renowned professors and gain the distinction and credit you deserve!
Youtube Videos: overall information,faculty perspective, student perspective and distinction

MCAT Preparation Student Panel
Thursday, October 13, 5:00-6:00PM, 124 Burrill Hall
Are you planning to take the MCAT soon? Not sure what to expect? Come join us for a Q&A with an all MCB student panel! Get advice and study tips from MCB students who already took the MCAT!

US Army Medical Department Suture Clinic
Wednesday, October 12, 5:00-7:00PM, 218 Noyes
Sergeant First Class Alan P. Harris and physicians from the UIUC medical school will be hosting a suture clinic for MCB pre-health/pre-vet undergraduate students. Join us if you want to learn different suture techniques and meet other MCB students! To RSVP, please send an email to tacruz@illinois.edu. Seats are limited.

MCB Graduate Student Panel: Graduate School Discussion
Tuesday, October 11, 5:00-6:00PM, 165 Noyes
Interested in pursuing a career in research? Thinking about applying to graduate school? We will be hosting a Q&A panel with MCB graduate students! Join us for an open discussion about graduate life, careers, and the application process!

MCB Honors Concentration Information Session
Thursday, September 1, 5:00-6:00 PM, 163 Noyes
Dr. Shawna Naidu, MCB Academic Advisor and Honors Concentration Coordinator, will provide an overview of the program requirements and application process. All students, especially freshmen, wishing to learn more about the MCB Honors Concentration and/or interested in applying should attend this important meeting.

Succeeding in the MCB Core Courses Workshop
Tuesday, September 6, Wednesday, September 7, and Monday, September 12, 5:00-6:00 PM, 1065 Lincoln Hall
Getting the most out of the MCB Core Courses is the key to success in the major, and that requires you to do more than get by. If you have had previous difficulties in MCB courses or are worried about a particular one this semester, join us for a discussion/workshop that will help you manage time better and identify the skills necessary for success in the major. You’ll also learn how to take notes, think critically, and approach exams in a scientific context.

Carle Hospital Volunteer and Internship Opportunities
Thursday, September 8, 5:00-6:00 PM, 165 Noyes
Looking for volunteering and internship opportunities at Carle Hospital? Carle’s Volunteer
Coordinator will be talking about all the different volunteer programs, the application process, pre-requisites, and any other questions you might have!

Illini Emergency Medical Services Information Session
Tuesday, September 13, 5:00-6:00 PM, 124 Burrill Hall
Interested in joining IEMS? Looking to gain patient contact hours, volunteer, learn CPR, or
become an EMT? Representatives from IEMS will be talking about all the ways you can become involved and answer your questions.

US Army Medical Department Scholarship Information Session
Tuesday, September 20, 5:00-6:00 PM, 165 Noyes
Sergeant First Class Alan P. Harris will be giving a presentation about the US Army Medical Department scholarships for Medical School. Junior and senior pre-med students are highly encouraged to attend.

Presence Health Volunteer and Internship Opportunities
Tuesday, September 27, 5:00-6:00 PM, 165 Noyes
Interested in the volunteering and internship opportunities at Presence Health? Make sure to attend this information session where the Regional Director of Volunteer Services will be talking about the application process, pre-requisites, and any other questions you might have!

Majors and Minors Fair
Wednesday, September 28, 2:00-4:00 PM, Illini Union Rooms A, B, and C.
This is a great opportunity to learn more about the majors and minors related to your interests. Meet with departmental advisors and faculty members from academic and special programs across campus and talk to them about your future in each program.


Spring 2016 Workshops

Tuesday, May 3rd, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine Information Session, 5:00-6:00PM 1064 Lincoln Hall 
The Associate Director of Admissions at Pritzker School of Medicine will be giving a presentation about the school, the application process, pre-requisites, and any other questions you might have! Join us!

Monday, May 2nd, Presence Health Information Session, 5:00-6:00PM 165 Noyes 
Interested in the volunteering and internship opportunities at Presence Health? Make sure to attend this information session where the Regional Director of Volunteer Services will be talking about the application process, pre-requisites, and any other questions you might have!

Monday, April 25th, Carle’s School of Cytotechnology Information Session, 5:00-6:30PM, 163 Noyes
Looking for a career in the medical field? Interested in helping save lives by diagnosing cancer, benign tumors, infections and other lesions? Then consider the field of Cytology and join us for an information session with the Program Coordinator of Carle’s School of Cytotechnology!

Thursday, April 21st, Cargill Spring Recruiting Workshop, 12:00-1:00PM, 125 Burrill Hall
Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial, and industrial products and services to the world. They will be hosting a session for MCB students to talk about career opportunities at Cargill and answer your questions. Visit I-Link to RSVP.

Tuesday, April 19th, Illini Emergency Medical Services Information Session, 5:00-6:00PM, 124 Burrill Hall
Looking to join IEMS? Interested in becoming a volunteer or learn how to do CPR? Representatives from IEMS will be talking about all the ways you can become involved and answer your questions.

Tuesday, April 12th, Life Sciences Management Consulting Career Info. Session, 3:00-4:00PM, G46 FLB 
Interested in business and science? Learn how you can get involved in managements consulting with an MCB degree! Senior consultants from Navigant Consulting Inc. will be here to give you all the information you need, answer all your questions, and talk about internship opportunities.

Wednesday, March 9th, MCAT Preparation Student Panel, 5:00-6:30PM, 161 Noyes
Premed students, join us for a Q & A session with MCB students who already took the MCAT. This is your opportunity to ask them any questions regarding the exam, how to prepare for it, what classes were more useful, and what resources they used.

Monday, March 7th, Carle’s School of Cytotechnology Information Session, 5:00-6:30PM, 217 Noyes
Looking for a career in the medical field? Interested in helping save lives by diagnosing cancer, benign tumors, infections and other lesions? Then consider the field of Cytology and join us for an information session with the Program Coordinator of Carle’s School of Cytotechnology!

Thursday, March 3rd, MCB Undergraduate Research Workshop, 5:00-6:00PM, 140 Burrill Hall
Looking for undergraduate research information? Not sure how to start? Come join us for an information session.

Thursday, February 11th, Ross University School of Medicine Information Session, 5:00-6:00PM, 165 Noyes
Ashley Anthon, the Director of Admissions at Ross University School of Medicine, will give an overview of the school, admission process, resources available, and how Ross University connects to Illinois.

Fall 2015 Workshops

October Schedule of Events

Thursday, Oct. 1st, Pathways to Health Careers Panel, 4:30–5:45 p.m. 124 Burrill Hall
What type of physician do you want to be? Are you a woman interested in a career in medicine? What are medical schools looking for in their applicants? Come to this anything goes panel discussion to learn more from UIUC alumns about their career paths. Find out what it will take to reach your goals and get all of your questions answered.

Thursday, Oct. 7th, American University of Antigua College of Medicine Information Session, 5:00–6:00 p.m. 124 Burrill Hall
Leon Gladney, the Associate Director of Admissions at the American University of Antigua College of Medicine will be giving an information session about their medical program, how to apply, and what exciting opportunities the AUA can offer!

Thursday, Oct. 8th, The ACES and Sciences Career Fair, 1:00–5:00 p.m. ARC
Looking for an internship or full-time position? The job fair is a place for science students to interact with companies, institutes and government agencies. Take advantage of this opportunity to speak with industry scientists and personnel representatives. Professional attire is required

Thursday, Oct. 15th, Health Professions Information Session, 12:00–1:00 p.m. 616 E. Green Street STE 213
Learn how to get involved with research on campus, work with renowned professors and gain the distinction and credit you deserve! Make this session a priority if you are planning for a career in the health professions (dentistry, medicine, nursing, occupational/physical therapy, optometry, pharmacy, physician assistant, public health, veterinary medicine). Sponsored by The Career Center

Thursday, Oct. 22nd, Undergraduate Research Information Session, 5:00–6:00 p.m. 124 Burrill Hall
Planning to go to professional school or graduate school? How are you going to stand out from the competition? Learn how to get involved with research in MCB, work with renowned professors and gain the distinction and credit you deserve!

Thursday, Oct. 29th, Career Options with an MCB Major, 5:00–6:00 p.m. 124 Burrill Hall
What can you do with an MCB major? 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 major in MCB.


Spring 2015 Workshops

Tues., April 7th, Careers in MCB: Science Writing, 5:00-6:00p.m. 1027 Lincoln Hall
Come learn about a rewarding career where you can bring together science and everyday life. Christine Herman, Health & Science Journalist, will speak.

February & March Schedule of Events

Mon., March 16th, Undergraduate Research Information Session, 5:00–6:00 p.m. 217 Noyes Lab
Planning to go to professional school or graduate school? How are you going to stand out from the competition? Learn how to get involved with research on campus, work with renowned professors and gain the distinction and credit you deserve!

Mon., March 9th, Careers in MCB: Cytotechnology & Clinical Laboratory Science, 5:00-6:00 p.m., 1024 Lincoln Hall
Have you ever wondered what happens to a specimen after it is sent to “the lab”? You can have a career helping to save lives by discovering diseases early! Representatives from Carle Hospital and OSF St. Francis Medical Center will be present to discuss their programs in these exciting fields.

Fri., March 6th, Campbell Univeristy School of Osteopathic Medicine, 3:00-4:00 p.m., 135 Burrill Hall
Kaitlyn Gardenhire, Admissions Recruiter and Counselor, is coming to campus to talk to students about Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine. Come learn about Campbell University and get your questions about Osteopathic Medicine answered. Pizza will be served!

Postponed Tue., March 3rd, Careers in MCB: Conversations With Alumni, 5:00–6:00 p.m., 1065 Lincoln Hall
Successful alumni from the School of Molecular and Cellular Biology will share their professional journies into a career outside of medicine or other health field. They will share their stories and discuss how they made important career decisions. The participating alumni represent a wide array of occupations and will provide students a glimpse into their challenging and satisfying careers!

Canceled Thu., Feb. 26th, MCB Specific Pre-Med/Dent Study Abroad Opportunities, 5:00–6:00 p.m., 140 Burrill Hall
MCB Students can study abroad! The Assistant Director for MCB Undergrad Instruction will discuss in-depth the Newcastle Pre-Medical/Dental/Health Professions Program & our new Exchange Program with Stockholm University.

Wed., Feb. 25th, IB or MCB? Choosing a Biology Major That is Right For You, 4:00–5:00 p.m., 135 Burrill Hall
All Biology majors at UIUC get to choose which path in biology they want to follow. If you would like to hear a discussion about each one, IB & MCB, come to this workshop! Advisors from each major will be available to answer all questions.

Tue., Feb. 10th, Inside Medical School, 5:00–6:00 p.m., 1024 Lincoln Hall
Come meet with alumni from MCB and Chemistry as they share their tips and experiences for getting into and surviving medical school.


Fall 2014 Workshops

Thurs., Nov. 20, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine Information Session, 4:00 - 5:00pm 165 Noyes Lab
Are you interested in a career in medicine? Curious about osteopathic medicine? Current students from CCOM will offer general information and tips on osteopathic medicine and the application process.

Wed., Oct. 29, Building Your Network: LinkedIn Workshop, 5:00 - 6:00pm 140 Burrill Hall
Learn how to create a professional LinkedIn profile and establish an online presence. Understand the benefits of using LinkedIn to enhance communication skills and networking activities. Develop a process to grow and maintain your network using LinkedIn. Thur., Oct. 23, MCB Honors Concentration Information Session, 5:00pm - 6:00pm 124 Burrill Hall

Thurs., Oct 23, MCB Honors Workshop, 5:00 - 6:00pm 124 Burrill Hall
Dr. Shawna Naidu, MCB Advisor and Honors Concentration Coordinator, will provide an overview of program requirements and the application process. All students, especially freshmen, wishing more information about the MCB Honors Concentration and/or interested in applying should attend this important meeting. Continuing students and new transfers may be eligible to apply this semester if they have not yet completed MCB 250 and 251. For more information, please visit: http://mcb.illinois.edu/undergrad/opportunities/honors/.

Thur., Oct. 9, ACES and Sciences Career Fair, 1:00pm - 5:00pm The ARC
Looking for an Internship or full-time position? The job fair is a place for science students to interact with companies, institutes and government agencies. Take advantage of this opportunity to speak with industry scientists and personnel representatives about their research and development activities, employment and career opportunities. Attend this event to discuss and show off your skills, research interests, background and goals, and identify potential future employers.

Thur., Oct. 2, Interview Tips, 5:00pm - 6:30pm, 1128 Foreign Language Building
Not sure what to expect in an interview? Want to learn more about interviewing from an inside source? Come and learn more about how to impress future employers in this important part of the job search.

Wed., Oct. 1, MCB Study Abroad Info Session, 5:00 - 6:00pm 140 Burill Hall
MCB Students can study abroad! The Assistant Director for MCB Undergrad Instruction, will discuss in-depth the Newcastle Pre-Medical/Dental/Health Professions Program & Learn about our new Exchange Program with Stockholm University. Students from th 2013/14 Newcastle Program will be present to answer questions.

Wed., Oct. 1, The Graduate and Professional School Fair, 1:00 - 5:00pm The ARC
Over 140 graduate and professional school programs will be in attendance to provide information and materials on their specific program. All students are invited to attend, and there is no dress code. For a list of attending schools, click here.

Thur., Sept. 25, How to Work a Job Fair, 5:00pm - 6:30pm Heritage Room of the ACES Library
Techniques and strategies for making the most out of the ACES and Science Career Fair to be held October 9th. More information to follow. If you are looking for a job or an internship, you do not want to miss this event.

Thur., Sept. 18, Constructing a Successful Science Resume, 6:30pm - 8:00pm 140 Burrill Hall
Strategies for writing resumes, such as formatting and objectives will be presented. Cover letters and special situations will be addressed. This is a great opportunity for MCB students to receive specialized instruction on such an important activity for all future employment or studies.

Thur., Sept. 18, Pathways to Health Careers, 4:00pm - 6:00pm 161 Noyes Lab
The path to pre-health professions can seem arduous and the process confusing. Come and meet with our Medical Experts Panel and find out what it will take to reach your goals and get any and all your questions answered. Our panel is made up entirely of UIUC alumni.

Tues., Sept. 2, Undergraduate Research Information Session, 5:00pm - 6:00pm 124 Burrill Hall
Planning to go to professional school or graduate school? How are you going to stand out from the competition? Learn how to get involved with research on campus, work with renowned professors and gain the distinction and credit you deserve!


Spring 2014 Workshops

Thu., April 24, Pathways to Heath Careers, 5:00pm - 6:30pm 165 Noyes Lab
The path to pre-health professions can seem arduous and the process confusing. Come and meet with our Medical Experts Panel and find out what it will take to reach your goals and get any and all your questions answered. Our panel is made up entirely of UIUC alumni. Fri., Apr. 11, Forensic Science: Specialties, Preparation, Career Pathways, 5:00pm - 6:00pm 161 Noyes Lab
Dr. Karl Larsen, Ph.D., Clinical Professor, Forensic Science, Director of Graduate Studies, M.S. Forensic Science program will come to campus to discuss the Forensic's program and careers. Tues., Apr. 8, Careers in Genetics, 5:00pm - 6:00pm 161 Noyes Lab
Come listen to speakers discuss two different career paths in genetics. Judy Miller is a genetic counselor and Wendy White is the Undergradaute Recruiter for Dept. of Crop Sciences here at the U of I. They will share information about career paths, such as their own.

Tues., Apr. 1, Undergraduate Research Information Session, 5:00pm - 6:00pm 161 Noyes Lab
Planning to go to professional school or graduate school? How are you going to stand out from the competition? Learn how to get involved with research on campus, work with renowned professors and gain the distinction and credit you deserve!

Tues., Mar. 18, All Campus Career Fair, 1:00pm - 5:00pm, ARC
The All-Campus Career Fair is your opportunity to connect with top-notch employers! Whether you are seeking a full-time position or summer internship consider participating in this job fair. Career services offices all across campus have come together to provide you a venue to reach employers who are intersteed in students from all majors at all levels of education (undergrad, graduate, PhD, post doc).

Wed., Mar. 12, All Campus Career Fair Prep (Physical Science majors), 6:00pm - 7:30pm 1002 LH
  • Strategies for writing resumes, such as formatting and objectives will be presented.
  • Interview tips: learn more about how to impress future employers.
  • Techniques and strategies for working a Career Fair.

Tues., Mar. 4, Careers in MCB: Cytotechnology, 5:00pm - 6:00pm 161 Noyes Lab
You can help save lives by discovering diseases early! Cytotechnologists evaluate patients’ cells and work as part of a team involved in patient care. Jessica Van Dyke will be back to discuss the 12-month, 32 semester hour program at Carle Foundation Hospital’s School of Cytotechnology http://www.unmc.edu/alliedhealth/ct.htm. Download Cytotechnology program brochure here.

Tues., Feb. 11, Undergraduate Research Information Session, 5:00pm - 6:00pm 161 Noyes Lab
Planning to go to professional school or graduate school? How are you going to stand out from the competition? Learn how to get involved with research on campus, work with renowned professors and gain the distinction and credit you deserve!

Mon., Feb. 3, Careers in MCB: Cytotechnology, 5:00pm - 6:00pm 161 Noyes Lab
You can help save lives by discovering diseases early! Cytotechnologists evaluate patients’ cells and work as part of a team involved in patient care. Jessica Van Dyke came to discuss the 12-month, 32 semester hour program at Carle Foundation Hospital’s School of Cytotechnology. Amanda Brikett from OSF St. Francis Medical Center also came to talk about their programs in CLS and Histotechnology. Download Cytotechnology program brochure here
Tues., Jan. 28, MCB Honors Concentration Information Session, 5:00pm - 6:00pm 217 Noyes Lab
Dr. Shawna Naidu, MCB Advisor and Honors Concentration Coordinator, will provide an overview of program requirements and the application process. All students, especially freshmen, wishing more information about the MCB Honors Concentration and/or interested in applying should attend this important meeting. Continuing students and new transfers may be eligible to apply this semester if they have not yet completed MCB 250 and 251. For more information, please visit: http://mcb.illinois.edu/undergrad/opportunities/honors/.

Fall 2013 Workshop

Mon., Nov. 11, Master’s in Biomedical Technology, 5:00pm - 6:00pm, 161 Noyes Lab
Dr. Khalifah Sidik, PhD. and Director from U.I. College of Medicine at Rockford will share information about the Master’s of Science degree program in medical biotechnology that focuses on the scientific and skill set basis of biotechnology as applied in support of medicine.

Tues., Nov. 5, Undergraduate Research Information Session, 5:00pm - 6:00pm 161 Noyes Lab
Planning to go to professional school or graduate school? How are you going to stand out from the competition? Learn how to get involved with research on campus, work with renowned professors and gain the distinction and credit you deserve!

Tues., Oct. 29, Career Options With An MCB Degree, 6:00pm -7:00pm 161 Noyes Lab
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. Thur., Oct. 24, Graduate School Workshop, 4:00pm - 6:00pm 1027 Lincoln Hall
Information sessions will be presented by current MCB professors and Graduate students from the University of Illinois. Topics will include: PhD. Careers in Biology, How to Prepare & Apply to Graduate School, What to expect from Graduate School, and Dual Degree Programs, like M.D./PhD.

Thur., Oct. 3, ACES and Sciences Career Fair, 1:30pm - 5:30pm The ARC
Looking for an Internship or full-time position? The job fair is a place for science students to interact with companies, institutes and government agencies. Take advantage of this opportunity to speak with industry scientists and personnel representatives about their research and development activities, employment and career opportunities. Attend this event to discuss and show off your skills, research interests, background and goals, and identify potential future employers.

Tues., Oct. 1, Surviving Science, 4:30pm - 5:30pm 135 Burrill Hall
Did you score poorly on your first exams? Are you struggling to keep up in your classes? Are you realizing you aren’t sure how to study? Do you know where and what resources are available to you on campus? Biology advisors and current biology students will give you suggestions to help you improve your time management and study skills.

September Schedule of Events (PDF) Thur., Sept. 26, How to Work a Job Fair, 5:00pm - 7:00pm ACES Library - Heritage Room
Techniques and strategies for making the most out of the ACES and Science Career Fair to be held October 3rd. More information to follow. If you are looking for a job or an internship, you do not want to miss this event. Thur., Sept. 19, The Art of Interviewing, 5:00pm - 7:00pm 100 Gregory Hall.
Not sure what to expect in interviews? Want to learn more about interviewing from an inside source? Come and learn more about how to impress future employers in this important part of the job search. Thur., Sept. 12, How to Build a Science Resume, 5:00pm - 6:00pm 124 Burrill Hall
Strategies for writing resumes, such as formatting and objectives will be presented. Cover letters and special situations will be addressed. This is a great opportunity for MCB students to receive specialized instruction on such an important activity for all future employment or studies.

Thur., Sept. 12, MCB Specific Pre-Med/Dent Study Abroad Opportunities, 5:00pm - 6:00pm 140 Burrill Hall
MCB Students can study abroad! The Assistant Director for MCB Undergraduate Instruction, will discuss the Newcastle Pre-Med and Pre-Dent Program. She will also discuss a potential new program in Stockholm, Sweden.

Thur., Sept. 5, Undergraduate Research Information Session, 5:00pm - 6:00pm 124 Burrill Hall
Planning to go to professional school or graduate school? How are you going to stand out from the competition? Learn how to get involved with research on campus, work with renowned professors and gain the distinction and credit you deserve!


Spring 2013 Workshops

March and April Schedule of Events (PDF)

Tue., April 30, Careers in Genetics, 5:00pm - 6:00pm 161 Noyes Lab:
Come listen to speakers discuss two different career paths in genetics. Judy Miller is a genetic counselor and Wendy White is the Student Recruiter for Dept. of Crop Sciences here at the U of I. They will share information about career paths, such as their own.

Thu., April 25, Undergraduate Research Information Session, 5:00pm - 6:00pm 161 Noyes Lab
Planning to go to professional school or graduate school? How are you going to stand out from the competition? Learn how to get involved with research on campus, work with renowned professors and gain the distinction and credit you deserve!

Thu., April 4, Medical School Advice from Medical Experts, 5:00pm - 6:30pm 165 Noyes Lab
The path to becoming a doctor can seem arduous and the process confusing. Come and meet with our Medical Experts Panel and find out what it will take to reach your goals and get any and all your questions answered. Our panel is made up entirely of UIUC alumni.

Wed., April 3, All Campus Career Fair, 1:00pm - 5:00pm the ARC
The All Campus Career Fair can connect you with employers hiring at just the right time! Whether you are seeking a newly opened position or a summer internship consider attending this job fair. Career services offices all across campus have come together to provide you a venue to connect with employers who are hiring Illinois students from all majors. This event is open all Illinois students.

Tue., April 2, Careers in MCB: Industry, 5:00pm - 6:00pm 161 Noyes Lab
Robert Beckman, from Eli Lilly & U of I alumnus, will discuss careers in industry. Come learn about the edcuation and experience required for a number of fields, job descriptions and the interview process. It is never too early to start planning for your career after graduation!

Thu., Mar 28, How to Work a Job Fair, 5:00pm - 6:00pm 161 Noyes Lab
Techniques and strategies for making the most out of the All Campus Career Fair to be held April 3rd. More information to follow. If you are looking for a job or an internship, you do not want to miss this event. Tue., Mar 26, How to Build a Science Resume, 5:00pm - 6:00pm 161 Noyes Lab
Strategies for writing resumes, such as formatting and objectives will be presented. Cover letters and special situations will be addressed. This is a great opportunity for MCB students to receive specialized instruction on such an important activity for all future employment or studies. Tue., Mar 12, Careers in MCB: Cytotechnology, 5:00pm - 6:00pm 161 Noyes Lab
You can help save lives by discovering diseases early! Cytotechnologists evaluate patients’cells and work as part of a team involved in patient care.Travis Blunier will discuss the 12-month, 32 semester hour program at Carle Foundation Hospital’s School of Cytotechnology.


January and February Schedule of Events (PDF)

Tue., Feb 19, Understanding the IB and MCB Majors, 4:00pm to 5:00pm 135 Burrill Hall
MCB or IB? Find out which major is right for you and will better prepare you for your ultimate career goal. Advisors from both majors will be available to answer questions and discuss the two majors. Freshmen in the Biological Sciences will want to attend in preparation for declaring their major!

Tue., Feb 12, MCB 492 and Graduation with Distinction Information Session, 5:30pm to 6:30pm 161 Noyes Lab
Have you been doing research for a while? Are you thinking about participating in the cutting edge research in the field of Molecular and Cellular Biology? If you are looking for a way to get recognized and put yourself ahead of the research game then MCB 492 may be for you. Dr. Brenda Wilson will explain the thesis process and how to graduate with distinction after all the hard work you’ve put into the lab.


Thurs., Jan 31, MCB Specific Pre-Med/Dent Study Abroad Opportunities, 5:00pm to 6:00pm 140 Burrill Hall
MCB students can study abroad! Melissa Michael, Assistant Director for MCB Undergraduate Instruction, will discuss the Newcastle Pre-Med and Pre-Dent Program.

Wed., Jan 30, Inside Medical School, 5:30pm to 6:30pm 161 Noyes Lab
Are you planning to go to medical school? Would you like to know what it is really like? Current medical school students will talk about their experiences and answer your questions. Speakers will be graduates from MCB and Chemistry at UIUC!


Tue., Jan 29, Undergraduate Research Information Session, 5:00pm to 6:00pm 161 Noyes Lab
Planning to go to professional school or graduate school? How are you going to stand out from the competition? Learn how to get involved with research on campus, work with renowned professors and gain the distinction and credit you deserve!

Thu., Jan 24, MCB Honors Concentration Information Session, 6:00pm to 7:00pm 217 Noyes Lab
For exceptional MCB majors with motivation to explore a fuller complement of experiences in biology. Dr. Shawna Naidu, MCB Honors Coordinator, will share program requirements & discuss the application process.


Fall 2012 Workshops


October and November Schedule of Events (PDF)

Tues., Nov. 6, Career Options in MCB, 6pm to 7pm 140 Burrill Hall

Wed., Oct. 24, How to Conduct a Job/Internship Search, 5pm to 6pm 161 Noyes Lab Tues., Oct. 9, Graduate School information Session: 4pm to 6pm 140 Burrill Hall

August and September Schedule of Events (PDF)

Thu., September 27th, How to Work a Job Fair/Network: 5:30 to 7 PM in 131 Animal Sciences Lab

Thu., September 20th, Interview Skills: 6 to 7 PM in 223 Gregory Hall

Thu., September 13th, How to Build a Science Resume. 6:30pm to 7:30pm in 217 Noyes Lab

How to Build a Science Resume

Tue., September 11th, Undergraduate Research Information Session: 5 to 6 PM in 217 Noyes Lab

Learning More about Undergraduate Research

Thu., September 6th, MCB Specific Study Abroad Opportunities: 5 to 6PM in 140 Burrill Hall

Workshop Archives

Spring 2012 Workshops

January and February 2012 Schedule (PDF)

Wed. Feb. 15, 2012. Careers in MCB: Biotechnology
Fall 2011 Workshops
Graduate School Information Fair
Forensic Science: Specialties, Preparation, Career Pathways

Dr. Robert Gaensslen, Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in Forensic Science, UIC (PDF of Presentation)

Career Options for MCB Majors