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Physical & Life Sciences

Welcome to the Physical & Life Sciences interest community!

Members of this community are interested in careers related to the study of non-living systems such as the earth, atmosphere and space or living organisms such as people, animals, and plants.

People who pursue careers in Physical or Life Sciences often work in research roles, which can vary widely in terms of topic, goals, and work setting.

LGBTQ+ STEM conference opportunities through O4U – Apply Now!

Out for Undergrad is a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering high-achieving LGBTQ+ undergraduates to reach their full potential.

O4U started in 2004 and each year, the organization hosts 3 weekend-long conferences (Digital, Engineering, and Business) across the nation. At each …

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Erin Lee (She/Her) Career Coach
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CIA Career/Internship Information Session @ UW (4/15, 3:30 pm)

Maximum Attendees: 60 (few remaining as of posting date), Register now

• The CIA has numerous full-time positions as well as undergraduate and graduate internships and scholarships.
• There are opportunities for foreign travel, language training, and overseas postings. CIA provides competitive …

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Pathways to Climate Careers Panel Discussion

The College of the Environment hosted a career panel last quarter featuring alumni who work in various climate-focused roles, both in government agencies as well as industry. The panel addressed careers in environmental consulting, regulatory roles, and research. Climate Sciences …

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Kirk Heynen (He/Him) Career Coach
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Career panel on teaching sciences at community college

Did you know that you can teach classes at community colleges without a PhD? In most cases, only as Masters’ degree is required. It can be a very rewarding career which makes a transformative impact on the lives of students …

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Kirk Heynen (He/Him) Career Coach
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Huskies@Work

Looking to expand your network and explore potential career paths with a former Husky?

Huskies@Work is a UWAA program that matches current UW students with alumni to discuss career journeys and job experiences in one-time, low-commitment online talks. Whether you’re …

By Lauren Sevilla (she/her)
Lauren Sevilla (she/her) Mentor & Alumni Engagement Program Manager
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Student Stories & Advice

Kaitlin Beel

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  • MPaT (Molecular Pharmacology and Therapeutics) University of Minnesota
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Flora Walchenbach

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  • Atmospheric Science University of Wisconsin - Madison
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Elizabeth Gilson

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  • Master of Molecular Science and Software Engineering University of California, Berkeley
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Jenny Jiang

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  • Ph. D in Biomedical Science University of Iowa
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Molly Stephenson

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  • Research Scientist Assistant University of Washington Department of Microbiology
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Matthew Prado

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  • Wind Tunnel Model Stress Engineer Boeing
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Grace Grotz

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  • Surgical Veterinary Assistant Ballard Animal Hospital
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Mahika Rao

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  • Biology Technician National Park Service
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Navera Ahmed

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  • Project Manager I King County Solid Waste Division
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Emily Chen

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  • Research Technician Fred Hutch Cancer Center
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Charlie D

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  • Staff Geologist Georesources, LLC
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Claire Wate

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  • Postbac Researcher ORISE Fellowship
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Featured Resources

Career & Industry Guides

Vault Guide to Health Care and Pharmaceuticals Consulting Jobs

The Vault Guides to Jobs books are a valuable career exploration tool for libraries and career centers. Written in an …

Vault Guide to Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology Jobs, Third Edition

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for …

Vault Career Guide to Health Care Management, Fourth Edition

Health care management, also known as health care administration, encompasses a wide range of jobs in a variety of organizations, …

Vault Career Guide to Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology, Third Edition

Worldwide, more than 2,700 pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies comprise a trillion-dollar industry, with many of the top companies—and one of …

Vault Guide to Dental Care Jobs, Second Edition

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for …

Vault Guide to Alternative Health Care Jobs, Second Edition

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for …