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Spring 2019 Workshops

April Workshops

How to Write a Science Resume
April 10th

5:00 – 6:00 PM, 165 Noyes
Need help with your resume? MCB Academic Advisor, Aurora Cruz, will be giving tips on how to make your science resume. If you bring your complete resume, Aurora will also review them with you.

US Army Medical Department Suture Clinic
April 16th

5:00 – 6:00 PM, 231 Burrill Hall
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

March Workshops

Cytotechnology Program Information Session
March 6th
5:00 – 6:00 PM, 165 Noyes
Looking for a career in the medical field? Interested in helping save lives by diagnosing cancer, benign 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!

Medical Scribe Information Session
March 7th
5:00 – 6:00 PM, 165 Noyes
Interested in becoming a medical scribe? Not sure where to start or what to expect? Join us for an information session with MCB’s very own graduate Terra Scranton where she will answer all your scribing questions!

February Workshops

MCAT PREPARATION STUDENT PANEL
Thursday, February 21st

5:00-6:00 PM, 163 Noyes

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!

MASTER OF ENGINEERING IN BIOENGINEERING INFORMATIONAL SESSION
Wednesday, February 20th
5:00-6:00 PM, Location to be announced upon RSVP (FREE PIZZA)

As you may be thinking about plans for after graduation, we wanted to take this opportunity to introduce you to the Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) in Bioengineering program (http://bioemeng.illinois.edu). 
Highlights of the program include:

  • One-year, non-thesis professional master’s program designed for those looking to carve a career in the healthcare industry
  • Three transcriptable concentrations to choose from: 
    • bioinstrumentation (with focus on medical imaging devices)
    • computational genomics (with focus on genomic computational modeling and data analytics)
    • general bioengineering
  • A curriculum that combines technical training with business fundamentals
  • Co-curricular workshops in conflict management, communication and team building offer value-added professional skills outside of the classroom

We are looking for students with a strong science or math foundation from across all disciplines, not only bioengineering. To learn more, come to the February 20 informational session.  Please RSVP via this link:  https://forms.illinois.edu/sec/463600 by Friday, February 15.  We look forward to seeing you there!

ASKING FOR A LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION WORKSHOP
Thursday, February 28th
5:00-6:00 PM, Location TBA
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 Undergraduate Research Information Session pdf of the presentation
Tuesday, February 12th
5:00 – 6:30 PM
101 Burrill Hall Room 6
Attend this session to learn how to find a research position and how to register for course credit. You will also find out what does research in MCB looks like and hear perspectives from MCB faculty and undergraduate students currently involved in research.

January Workshops

MCB Honors Concentration Information Session
Thursday, January 24th
5:00 – 6:00 PM
140 Burrill Hall
Attend this session to learn about the MCB Honors Concentration from the Honors Coordinator and current MCB Honors students

Fall 2018 Workshops

November Workshops

Biomedical Visualization Program Information Session
Thursday, November 1st
5:00 - 6:00PM
109 Burrill Hall
The UIC Master of Science in Biomedical Visualization is the largest and second-oldest of four accredited programs of its kind in North America. Students become highly-skilled science visualization specialists in medical illustration, animation, interactive media, gaming, haptics, and virtual and augmented reality, working on the frontiers of discovery. Join us to learn more!

Road to Graduate School: Q&A panel with MCB graduate students
Tuesday, November 13th
5:00-6:00PM
B102 CLSL
Are you planning to go to graduate school? Don't know where to start? Worried about the timeline? Not sure how to ask for letters of recommendation? Want to know how involved you need to be in undergraduate research before you apply? Come to this panel held by MCB graduate students with different backgrounds and different stories on how they ended up in graduate school! Bring your questions and they will try their best to answer all of them!

October Workshops

Informal Q&A Pre-Med Session
Tuesday, October 2nd
11:00-12:00 PM
217 Noyes
Have questions about the medical field? Dr. Daniel Bruzzini, Director of Neonatology and an Honors Biology alumni with 25+ years of experience practicing medicine across the globe will answer your questions, big or small!

The US Healthcare System: Going Backward to Go Forward
Tuesday, October 2nd
5:30-6:30 PM
124 Burrill Hall
Join Dr. Daniel Bruzzini as he applies his 25+ years of experience practicing medicine across the globe to compare and contrast the development of the health care systems of Europe and the United States!

Information Super Session - AbbVie, Cargill, Eli Lilly & PPD
Wednesday, October 3rd
6:00 PM
100 Noyes
Are you interested in AbbVie, Cargill, Eli Lilly, or PPD? Then this ONE EVENT is for you! The School of Molecular & Cellular Biology, in collaboration with the School of Chemical Sciences, will be hosting this Information Super Session! It is an opportunity for students to hear from employers who recruit biological and chemical sciences students all in one place, rather than having to choose among employers! Each company will have 10-15 minutes to share briefly about their respective companies and then there will be a time where students can interact with recruiters for networking and Q&A after all of the presentations. Business casual attire is appropriate.

MCB Careers: Genetic Counseling Information Session
Monday, October 8th
5:00-6:00 PM
109 Burrill Hall
The career opportunities in genetic counseling are growing by leaps and bounds! Come learn about this exciting field! Genetic counselor, Brook Cooke, will be talking about everything you need to know to pursue genetic counseling as a career!


MCB Careers: Cytotechnology Information Session
Wednesday, October 10th
5:00-6:00 PM
165 Noyes
Looking for a career in the health field? Interested in helping save lives by diagnosing cancer, benign tumors, and other lesions? Then consider the field of Cytotechnology and join us for an information session with the Program Coordinator of Carle's School of Cytotechnology!

Master of Science in Law (MSL) Program Information Session
Wednesday, October 17th
5:00-6:00 PM
109 Burrill Hall
The Master of Science in Law (MSL) program at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law is designed to arm STEM students and professionals with the tools they need to succeed in the innovation economy. The unique MSL curriculum centers at the intersection of law, business, and technology, with specific focus areas of intellectual property and patent design, business law and entrepreneurship, regulatory analysis and strategy, and skills development. Students can complete the full-time program in nine months, or the part-time program (via either the residential or online format) in two to four years. Come to this information session to learn more!

MCB Study Abroad Programs Information Session
Tuesday, October 23rd
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 Career Symposium
Tuesday, October 25th
5:30-8:30 PM
124 Burrill Hall
Interested in learning about careers in Biology? We will have 4 Illinois alumni presenting on their path from Biology at Illinois to their current careers as a DO, Orthodontist, PA and Associate Scientist in Biotechnology. Presentations will take place from 5:30 to 7:00pm, followed by a light dinner where you will have the opportunity to participate in break-out sessions with other alumni from different specialties, including anesthesiology, rheumatology, pediatrics, endodontics, obstetrics and gynecology, internal medicine and physical therapy. Please watch Road MAP for additional information as it becomes available.  Registration will be required.

September Workshops

MCB Workshop: Mentorship Program
Tuesday, Sept. 11th
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
124 Burrill Hall
The MCB Mentorship Program connects undergraduate Biology, MCB and
Biochemistry students with alumni already practicing in the fields of research, biotechnology, health and other related professions. Come to this workshop to learn more about how to apply and get involved!

Succeeding in MCB Core Courses
Wednesday, Sept. 12th

5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
1028 Lincoln Hall
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 MCB
major.

ACES + LAS Career Fair-Prep for Science Majors
Thursday, Sept. 20th
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
2020 Natural History Building
This workshop will help science majors better understand how to prepare to get the most out of the ACES + LAS Career Fair, and most importantly how to identify employers seeking science majors and how to market yourself to them at the fair.

MCB Workshop: Undergraduate Research
Tuesday, Sept. 25th
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
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 member, as well as from undergraduate students who are currently involved in research.

Succeeding in MCB Core Courses
Thursday, Sept. 27th

5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
1028 Lincoln Hall
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.

Spring 2018 Workshops

April workshops

CAREERS AT CARGILL - Life Lessons Over Lunch
Tuesday, April 10th
12:00 – 1:00PM
314A RAL
Interested in working for one of the world’s largest, privately-held agricultural companies? Come for a free lunch and learn about the many different opportunities that Cargill can provide for a career in the fields of Biology, Chemistry, and Food Science.

March workshops

ASKING FOR A LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION
Thursday, March 15
5:00-6:00 PM
106B6 Engineering Hall

Need a letter of recommendation? Don’t know who or 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.

GRE AND APPLYING TO GRADUATE SCHOOL
Tuesday, March 27
5:00-6:00 PM
165 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!

February workshops

Carle Cytotechnology Program Information Session
Thursday, February 8th
5:00 – 6:00 PM
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!

Master of Engineering in Bioengineering Information Session (FREE PIZZA while supplies last!)
Thursday, February 15th
5:00 – 6:00 PM
1214 Siebel Center (201 N. Goodwin, Urbana)
As you may be thinking about plans for after graduation, you might want to consider the Master of Engineering in Bioengineering program (http://bioemeng.illinois.edu). They are looking for students with a strong science or math foundation from across all disciplines, not only bioengineering! To learn more make sure to RSVP via this link: https://forms.illinois.edu/sec/3578353 by Tuesday, February 13!

MCB Alumni Medical School Panel
Tuesday, February 20th
6:00 – 7:00 PM
165 Noyes 
Come to this Q&A panel with MCB alumni currently in their 4th year of medical school! They will provide insight into the medical school experience, how to prepare for medical school and any other questions you might have! Pre-med students, make sure to take advantage of this great opportunity! 

MCB Workshop: Undergraduate Research
Wednesday, February 21th
5:00 – 6:00 PM
1064 Lincoln 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.

Genetic Counseling Information Session
Wednesday, February 28th
5:00 – 6:00 PM
161 Noyes
The career opportunities in genetic counseling are growing by leaps and bounds! Come learn about the exciting field of Genetic Counseling. Genetic counselor and clinical geneticist, Dr. Julie Fleischer, will be talking about everything you need to know about genetic counseling and how to pursue it as a career.

January workshops

MCB HONORS CONCENTRATION INFORMATION SESSION
Thursday, January 18th 
5:00 – 6:00 PM
140 Burrill Hall
Dr. Shawna Naidu, MCB Academic Advisor and Honors Concentration Coordinator, will provide an overview of the program requirements and application process. All students, specially freshmen, wishing to learn more about the MCB Honors Concentration and/or interested in applying should attend this important meeting.

MCB WORKSHOP: STUDY ABROAD IN MCB
Wednesday, January 24th
5:00 - 6:00 PM
161 Noyes
Come to this workshop to learn more about MCB discipline-specific study abroad opportunities. Information will be given about all LAS-MCB programs created specifically for MCB and BIOC majors. The Newcastle program will be highlighted.

Fall 2017 Workshops

November Workshops

GRE and Applying to Graduate School Information Session - pdf of the presentation
Tuesday, November 28th
5:00 – 6:00PM
163 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! 

MCB WORKSHOP: HOW TO SELL YOUR MCB SKILLS AND EXPERIENCES - pdf of the presentation
Thursday, November 30th
5:00–6:00 PM
163 Noyes Lab

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 applications!

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

MCB CAREERS: GENETIC COUNSELING INFORMATION SESSION - pdf of the presentation
Monday, November 13th
165 Noyes
5:00–6:00 PM
The career opportunities in genetic counseling are growing by leaps and bounds! Come learn about the exciting field of Genetic Counseling. Genetic counselor, Brook Croke, will be talking about everything you need to know about genetic counseling and how to pursue it as a career.

GRE and Applying to Graduate School Information Session
Tuesday, November 14th
5:00 – 6:00PM
163 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!

MCB WORKSHOP: HOW TO SELL YOUR MCB SKILLS AND EXPERIENCES
Thursday, November 16th
5:00–6:00 PM
163 Noyes Lab

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 applications!

Carle Illinois College of Medicine Showcase
Saturday, Nov. 18th
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Carle Illinois College of Medicine
The world’s first engineering-based college of medicine is igniting a revolution in healthcare delivery. Their radical new approach to medical education - infusing engineering and innovation into physician training - will train a new kind of doctor to solve our world’s most pressing healthcare challenges. Join their leading clinical experts and faculty scholars as they showcase the Carle Illinois experience. Registration is FREE and available at: https://illinois.edu/fb/ sec/5333630

October Workshops

Careers at Cargill Information Session
Wednesday, Oct. 4th

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
176 Burrill Hall
Interested in working for one of the world’s largest, privately-held agricultural companies? Come learn about the many different opportunities that Cargill can provide for a career in the Science field. If you are interested in any future opportunities with Cargill, then join us!

ACES & Sciences Fair
Thursday, Oct. 5th

1:00 - 6:00 p.m.
ARC Gym 1
The ACES & Sciences Career Fair is an opportunity for employers and students to network! Nearly 2,000 students attend the event each year, making the event a prime opportunity for employers to recruit top students!

GRE and Applying to Graduate School Information Session
Monday, Oct. 9th

5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
165 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, providing information about the GRE and answering any questions you might have!

MCAT Preparation Student Panel
Thursday, Oct. 12th

5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
165 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!

Illini Emergency Medical Services Information Session
Thursday, Oct. 19th

6:30 - 7:30 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 the various ways you can become involved and answer your questions.

“Germ Theory” Book Presentation by Dr. Robert Gaynes
Thursday, Oct. 26th

4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
1090 Lincoln Hall
Biology Alumnus, Dr. Robert Gaynes, will be presenting a seminar on his book Germ Theory to interested pre-med students. If you are interested in microbiolgy, infectious disease or how medical discoveries shape our modern understanding, join us!

Pathways to MCB Careers: Alumni Panel and Dinner Reception
Thursday, Oct. 26th

5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
B102 CLSL
What type of career do you want to pursue with your degree? Come to this anything goes panel discussion to learn more from UIUC Biology alumns about their career paths. Find out what it will take to reach your goals and get all your questions answered. Make sure to watch Road Map this month to RSVP!

ASKING FOR LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION PPT presentation in PDF format
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!

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.

SUCCEEDING IN MCB COURSES YouTube video of presentation
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.)

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH PPT presentation in PDF format, YouTube video of presentation
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.