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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.

Healthcare employment opportunities at Virtual Job & Internship Fair 5/13

We have a number of healthcare employers confirmed for our upcoming Virtual Job & Internship Fair!

They include:

Catholic Community and Housing Services of Western Washington
Providence Health & Human Services
US Air Force Health Professions
Downtown Emergency Service Center …

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Virtual Q&A with UW School of Medicine Admissions 5/15

The University of Washington School of Medicine Office of Admissions have updated their website to reflect their most up-to-date recommendations regarding COVID-19 and its impacts on their admissions criteria and processes.

They will also be hosting a virtual Q&A session …

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New “Applying to Health Professional School” video

The Pre-Health Coaching team has produced an 18-minute video that provides an overview of each component of the application process for health professional schools.

Check it out here!

Additional short videos on each piece of the application are available on …

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VolunteerSurge opportunity

The COVID-19 epidemic is pushing the American healthcare system to the breaking point—and leaving frontline medical providers overwhelmed and exhausted.

Many of the most basic caretaking tasks can be performed by volunteer assistants, so the professionals can focus on tending …

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Science Magazine: Early-career scientists brace for impact of COVID-19

This article by Wudan Yan in the journal Science explores the effects of COVID-19 on the research pipeline, and finds the following:

Problems will begin at the undergraduate level, when students begin to build their toolbox of skills at summer …

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Featured Classes

Advance Your Data Science Skills in Health Sciences

By watching the 3 videos in this LinkedIn Learning path, you’ll learn to build extensive data science modeling and analysis…

Featured Resources

Tips for Job Searching in Handshake – Skills

With thousands of jobs and internships for students on Handshake, how can you find the ones that are right for …

Physical & Life Sciences Positions of 2019-2020 UW Graduates

This table shows the title, employer, and major for a sampling of 2019-2020 UW graduates who reported working in positions …

Virtual Interview Practice

StandOut is a mock video interviewing platform.  You can access a General Sciences and an Applied Science practice interview.

Career & Industry Guides

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 Chemicals Industry Jobs, Second Edition

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

Vault Guide to Medical Equipment Manufacturing Jobs, Second Edition

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

Vault Guide to Earth Science Jobs, Second Edition

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

Vault Guide to Chemistry Jobs, Second Edition

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

Vault Guide to Biology and Life Sciences Jobs, Second Edition

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