As career services professionals, we know many College of Arts + Sciences students in the sciences attend graduate or medical school after completing their undergraduate education. However, a lot of students do seek work opportunities right after college! The life sciences industry offers a robust array of opportunities, and employers actively seek students for roles in and outside of the laboratory.
The Walter Center has begun hosting a series of Careers in the Life Sciences workshops, which occur throughout March and April this semester.
Our goal is to showcase the interesting career paths students can take by inviting employer and alumni partners to speak about their particular roles and organizations.
The series includes:
Feb 25 – Academia, nonprofit, and government
Mar 4 – Medical Systems and Devices
Mar 11 – Research and Development
Mar 18 – Animal Health and Agriculture
Mar 22 – Mar 25 – Indiana Life Sciences Career Week
Apr 1 – Indiana Employers Career + Internship Fair
This series has connected students with employers like The Innocence Project, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, The Indianapolis Zoo, Cook Medical, Roche Diagnostics, Boston Scientific, and more.
The feedback we have received from student attendees has been positive. Several students have expressed plans to further connect with guest panelists. We hope the connections formed during these programs will encourage students to continue to build their network, explore opportunities, and maximize their College of Arts + Sciences degree as they pursue a lifetime of meaningful work.
Questions? Please direct inquiries to Molly Burkhardt, Assistant Director, Strategic Alumni Engagement, or Hillary Neinhouse, Assistant Director, Employer Relations.