Career Information Internship/Research Opportunities
Make an appointment with a CDC counselor to discuss Internships and Co-ops can provide valuable experience for biology
possible career/internship opportunities. majors. Make an appointment at the CDC to discuss opportunities, preparation,
and to file your resume for potential Penn State internship employers to access.
Use Focus II ( a computerized career guidance system) to explore
occupations and make informed decisions. Focus II is available Attend the University Park Co-op & Internship Fair in September.
On-line but you will have to get your password at the CDC.
Visit the CDC Resource Room which has the following books: Great Jobs Participate in the Eberly School of Science Cooperative Education Program—
for Biology Majors, Jump Start your Career in Bioscience, Real People visit www.science.psu.edu/coop for information on the program.
Working in Science, Careers for
Scientific Types, & Alternative Careers in Science. Utilize the CDC Resource Room, which includes the 2001 Edition of
Peterson’s Internships (one of the largest internship resources available). Also
Visit these Web sites: “Great Internships in the Environment.”
Career Planning Center for Beginning Scientists
Visit the following Web sites for access to hundreds of internship
National Science Foundation
http://www.pserie.psu.edu/student/cdc/internships.htm (click on internship links)
Berkeley Biological Sciences Career Exploration
What can I do with my major or degree? www.columbia.edu/cu/biology/ug/intern.html
The BioCareer Center www.campuscareercenter.com
The Biology Careers Page at Furman College http://www.sfr.cas.psu.edu/Employment/Job_Postings/Recent_Jobs.htm
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The Pennsylvania State University is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to
Science’s Next Wave programs, facilities, admission, and employment without regard to personal characteristics not related to
ability, performance, or qualifications as determined by University policy or by state or federal authorities.
www.nextwave.org The Pennsylvania State University does not discriminate against any person because of age, ancestry, color,
disability or handicap, national origin, race, religious creed, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Direct
Penn State Erie Links all inquires regarding the nondiscrimination policy to the Affirmative Action Director, The Pennsylvania State
University, 201 Willard Building, University Park, PA 16802-2801; tel. (814) 863-1150/TTY. U.Ed. EB 01-52.
Graduate School Resources
Make an appointment with a CDC counselor to discuss application
procedures, preparation, and requirements for graduate schools.
A Guide For BIOLOGY Students
Attend a Grad School Fair: Grad Fair, University Park, Gannon
University, and the Graduate School Fair, University of Pittsburgh.
Utilize the CDC Resource Room, which contains Peterson’s Graduate
Programs in Biological Sciences and Physical Sciences, Agricultural
Sciences, Environment and Natural Resources, the Graduate School Guide,
information on the Association of American Medical Colleges, and GRE
and MCAT registration packets and prep books.
Discuss graduate school plans with your advisor and biology faculty.
Visit these Web sites for graduate school information:
First Floor, Reed Union Building
Phone: (814) 898-6164
Job Search Resources Fax: (814) 898-6455
Read and respond to your e-mail! The CDC often notifies you of different
events, career fairs, and job/internship opportunities. Monday-Thursday: 7:30 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Schedule an appointment to discuss resumes, cover letters, interviewing, Summer Hours: 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
choosing between offers, etc.
Register with CMS (Career Management System) to participate in On- www.pserie.psu.edu/student/cdc
Campus Recruitment and Pictel interviews.
Attend the UP Career Days: Non-Technical, Full-time Recruitment and Mary Beth Peterson, Director email@example.com
Technical, Full-Time Recruitment. (September)
Andrew Watters, Associate Director firstname.lastname@example.org
Utilize the CDC resource books including Job Opportunities in Health & Carrie Payne, Assistant Director PSErieInternships@psu.edu
Science, and Biotechnology Industry Guide.
Visit the Web sites listed throughout this brochure along with: