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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.

Pre-Health Workshops in Winter

Winter 2020 Pre-Health Workshops

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Getting Great Clinical Exposure

Thursday 1/29 3:00-3:30 pm, Career & Internship Center, Mary Gates Hall 134

Health professional Schools are looking for evidence that applicants understand the jobs they are applying for, …

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Top 10 jobs for Life Science majors

From Phlebotomy Examiner 9/10/18:

https://www.phlebotomyexaminer.com/entry-level-jobs-for-biology-majors/

If you’ve recently completed your bachelor’s degree in the life sciences, you may be wondering what to do next.

Or, perhaps you’ve not yet chosen your major, and you’re curious about employment options if you …

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How Can I Get Better Results in My Job Search to Get My Environmental Science Career Started?

Sandra from University of South Florida asks:

“I graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Environmental Science and have been unable to find any way to get my foot in the door within the industry as a field technician (the …

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Top 10 Healthcare Jobs – That Don’t Require a Doctorate Degree

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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), healthcare employment is projected to grow faster than any other sector, increasing 14% over the next decade, and adding roughly 1.9 million new jobs. Why so much growth? The growth …

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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 …