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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.

Recent Grad Fair on June 29th – connect with these employers and more!

Recent grad registration for June 29th’s Tri-Campus Recent Grad Fair is now open!

With more than 40 employers in attendance, there are lots of great full-time entry-level job opportunities available. Wondering which employers might be particularly relevant to your interest …

By Emma O'Neill-Myers (She/Her)
Emma O'Neill-Myers (She/Her) Associate Director of Employer & Community Connections Emma O
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Virtual Life Science Career Fair on June 11th!

Virtual Life Science Career Fair
Friday, June 11th; 10:00 – 2:00 PT
Hosted by Workforce Snohomish, Workforce Center, Seattle-King County Workforce Development Council & Spokane Workforce Council

Learn more and register here: https://app.brazenconnect.com/a/ws-snoh/e/5Pg9K  

Are you ready for a career that …

By Emma O'Neill-Myers (She/Her)
Emma O'Neill-Myers (She/Her) Associate Director of Employer & Community Connections Emma O
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31 Companies With Impactful Initiatives to Support Their LGBTQ Employees (Shared Article from RippleMatch)

Written by Danielle Agugliaro

These companies not only welcome employees of all identities, but will continuously stand behind them.

To create the best workplace culture and community, every employee should feel supported and valued by their employer. However, a study …

By CJ Sanchez (He/Him)
CJ Sanchez (He/Him) Career Coach CJ Sanchez (He/Him)
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Grey Matters Journal Summer Science Art Project

Grey Matters Journal is the University of Washington’s fully undergraduate-run neuroscience research journal, focused on making complex topics in neuroscience research interesting and accessible to a general audience. A large part of this mission is including art pieces in their …

By Dan Poux (He/Him)
Dan Poux (He/Him) Career Coach Dan Poux (He/Him)
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Volunteer translators needed for Harborview Vaccination Clinics

Harborview Medical Center is seeking UW student volunteers who speak various foreign languages to support Harborview Mobile Medical Clinic and numerous community-based organizations at COVID-19 vaccination events.

Languages have included: Spanish, Arabic, Pacific Islander Languages (Marshallese, Samoan, Tongan) & Asian Languages …

By Dan Poux (He/Him)
Dan Poux (He/Him) Career Coach Dan Poux (He/Him)
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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

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 …