Click on the flower on the top left to return to this page. There is a short link to this page: http://tinyurl.com/lifescicareers !
To start your exploration:
- First, look at the pages of the CSC (Career Services Center) and the many offers for seminars and advice that they have.
- Then look at our pages here, which contain additional information for life sciences students.
- To get you interested, this figure (from EMBO Reports 3 (2002), p. 906) shows what you can be with a molecular life sciences degree:
Resources for all situations:
- How to write a CV for an application
- How to write an application letter for an internship or for graduate school
- Mastering Interviews for Internships and Graduate Schools (on the phone or in person)
- How to find an area of science that interests you, and a research group or internship program
- How to apply for an internship in the life sciences
- FAQs about first-year internships in the life sciences
Graduate School Resources:
- Applying to Graduate School in the Life Sciences- a step-by-step guide to the process, with supporting documents:
- Interesting Graduate Programs
- Graduate School Essays for US graduate schools
- Additional resources:
- A brochure on preparing for graduate school in the US, by the 'Leadership Alliance' association of American graduate schools
- Cooperating with your referees for Graduate School Applications
- A report on application experiences by a member of the BCCB class of 2004.
- Graduate Scholarships in the Life Sciences
- Molecular Life Sciences Graduate School at Jacobs
- Equivalence of Jacobs Grades to British grades
Medical School Resources:
- A PDF document with the most important information, from the BCCB major website. Slightly outdated.
- Medical School as a Career Option: a more comprehensive version of the same document. Currently under construction.
- Practice MCATs
- Applying for a PhD position in the life sciences
- Mastering your PhD by Gosling and Noordam - an excellent book about how do to a PhD to which we have online access.
- Job databases (PhD positions and after) for positions in
On Science as a Career:
- "How to succeed in Science: a concise guide for young biomedical scientists." Two excellent articles (part 1, part 2) that briefly explain what a career in (academic) life science is like. A similar book, more in detail, is "Who wants to be a Scientist?" by Nancy Rothwell. See the books section.
- The Peoples Archive: the life stories of some of the great scientists
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