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									WHAT CAN I DO
WITH A MAJOR IN

  SCIENCE?
Trends in the Labor Market
 The market has taken a hit, yet
  stays resilient. 10% of respondents
  will not hire this year.
 Bachelor’s grads can expect the
  labor market to remain unchanged
  from last year. Hope is that hiring
  will pick up
Trends . . . Continued
 Computer scientists will see
  opportunities shrink around 6%
  while business will increase 5% and
  liberal arts 16%
 Ethics and Integrity are the critical
  skills/competencies being catered to
  this year
So . . . . . What does
    this mean to

      ME?????
Work Towards becoming
the “TOTAL PACKAGE”
   Communication Skills – verbal, written
    and listening skills
   Computer/Technical Aptitudes – a given
    core skill
   Leadership – take charge or be a follower
   Teamwork – working cooperatively &
    collaboratively with different people
“Total Package”
Continued
   Interpersonal Abilities – How do you
    relate to others? Inspire others to
    participate? Mitigate conflict
    between co-workers?
TOP PERSONAL QUALITIES
   Communication             Strong Work Ethic
    Skills                    Analytical Skills
   Honesty/Integrity         Flexibility/Adaptabi
   Teamwork                   lity
   Interpersonal             Computer Skills
   Motivation/Initiativ      Customer Service
    e                         Leadership
   Plan/Organize
The Glue That Holds it
ALL Together . . .
 Critical Thinking/Problem Solving –
  identify problems and their solutions
 Intelligence and Common Sense
 Willingness to learn quickly and
  continuously
 Work Related Experiences
How Do I Gain These
Skills?
                 INTERNSHIPS
   An internship experience provides
    students the opportunity to apply
    classroom instruction to work settings.
    The student intern receives academic
    credit and in some cases is also paid.
   Can be from 1 semester to more than
    one. A student can have more than one
    internship experience.
Benefits of an Internship
 Opportunity to apply classroom
  learning to actual work experience.
 Opportunity for new “learning” from
  the work experience.
 Develop Self-Confidence and
  Professional Skills.
 Begin “Networking” Process
ELIGIBILITY                    PROCESS
     Available at           Fill out internship
      sophomore level         application, return
     Meet minimum            to Career Services
      credit                 Meet with Marcia
      requirements
                              Foss
     Required GPA 2.5
                             Begin work on
     Approval by
      appropriate             resume
      academic division      Find a placement
PREVIOUS INTERNSHIP
SITES
 Dakota Heartland Hospital, Fargo
 Microsoft Great Plains, Fargo
 Youth Correctional Center, Bismarck
 Open Door Center, Valley City
 Melroe, Gwinner
 Nash Finch, Edward Jones, Security
  State Bank, Nodak Mutual Ins., Walt
  Disney World, Sea World +++++
JOB SHADOW
 Coordinated through Career Services
  Office
 Job Shadow someone in a career
  path that you are interested in
 One hour to multiple hour
  experience
 Example: Ride along with Barnes
  County Sheriff’s Dept.
Take Part in Student
Campus Activities
 Student Government – Senate, V-
  Cab, Finance Comm., IR Hall Council
 Honor Societies & Special Interests
  – Viking Ambassadors, FCA, Alpha
  Chi, PBL
 Athletics & Intramurals
Campus Activities . .
Continued
 Cultural Activities – Art, Community
  School of Arts, Drama, Foreign
  Languages, International
  Opportunities, Medicine Wheel,
  Music, Planetarium
 Others – Special Event Committees,
  Yearbook, Newspaper
 Jobs – Lab. Assistants
Career Services
Activities
 Attend Career Fairs – UND & Tri-
  College in the Fall
 Minneapolis Field Trip
 On Campus Company Presentations
  & Recruiting Events
 Senior Seminar Class
 Career Decision Making Class
SO . . . WHAT TYPES OF
JOBS ARE THERE?
 Education – Teacher
 Research (Technical/Scientific)
 Sales
FURTHER EDUCATION
NEEDED:
Physician             Veterinarian
Podiatrist            Food Technologist
Chiropractor          Dietitian
Nurse                 EEG Technologist
Dentist               EKG Technician
Dental Hygienist      EMT
Radiological          PA
  Technologist        Pharmacist
Further Education cont.
 Physical Therapist
 Exercise Science/Physiology
 Respiratory Therapist
 Occupational Therapist
 Mortician
CONSERVATION &
ENVIRONMENTAL CAREERS
Environmental Engineer
Environmentalist
Environmental Technician
Hazardous Waste Management
Water Quality
Air Quality
Solid Waste Management
NATURAL RESOURCE MGT.
 Land & Water Conservation
 Parks & Outdoor Recreation
 Forestry
 Fish & Wildlife Management
ALLIED HEALTH SCIENCES
 Biostatistician
 Blood Bank Specialist
 Science Writer
 Medical Illustrator
 Tissue Technologist
ASTRONOMY:
 Astronomer
 Biology
 Chemist
 Laboratory Technician
 Meteorologist
 Mineralogist
 Research Technician
BOTANY CAREERS:
   Agronomist             Naturalist
   Bacteriologist         Nursery Manager
   Cytologist             Park Ranger
   Food & Drug            Plant Breeder
    Inspector
   Food Technologist      Pathologist
   Geneticist             Seed Analyst
   Soil                   Taxonomist
    Conservationist
CHEMISTRY CAREERS:
 Consumer Protection Specialist
 Food & Drug Analyst
 Patent Examiner
 Pharmacologist/Sales Rep.
BACHELOR DEGREE

   CAREERS
SCIENCE TEACHING
 Science Teachers will be in great
  demand in the next five years –
  think about a Composite Science
  degree
 Enjoy working with children or
  young adults
 Enjoy education
SALES & MARKETING:
 Sales of pharmaceuticals, DNA
  probes & polymerases, as well as
  equipment
 Fast growing area for people with a
  science background
 Like working with people, like
  sciences, interest in business
TECHNICAL SERVICES:
 Help customers to use your products
  – some technicians recommend
  experiments as well as the
  biomolecules required
 People person
 Good Science background
 Enjoy variety
MANUFACTURING
 Implementation of good
  manufacturing processes
 Work with food, biotech, or
  pharmaceutical companies
 Technical background
 Problem solving
 Work in a team
QUALITY CONTROL or
ASSURANCE:
 Perform environmental, raw
  materials & final product testing
 Develop tests for compliance with
  FDA and GMP regulations
 Detail oriented
 Scientific background
 Like routine
JOURNALIST & TECHNICAL
WRITING:
 Writing science articles for public
  health information, book reviews or
  technical papers
 Also science writing for companies &
  organizations
 Like the sciences, Like writing
 Enjoy new topics
MANAGEMENT CONSULTING:
   Restructuring for companies or
    processes
   Develop strategic plans or marketing
    plans
   Enjoy business & science
   Like to travel
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
 Oceanography, geologists,
  population biologists, government
  environmental officers
 Study the effects of people on the
  environment & intervention
 Interest in science
 Concerned for the environment
RESEARCH:
 Investigate new research topics –
  usually hands on research or leading
  a team of students or technicians
 Current topics include breast cancer
  and superconductors
 Sense of Wonder
 Ambition
 Scientific background
WHERE ARE THESE JOBS?
 Schools – middle, high school,
  community college, universities
 Industry
 Government
 Newspapers, Journals, Magazines,
  Organizations
 Consulting Firms
 Hospitals, Clinics, Private Practice
GRADUATE DEGREE

   CAREERS
BIOPROCESS ENGINEERING:
     Produce materials, drugs or enzymes, in
      commercial quantities
     Requires training in filtration systems,
      transgenic animal use or cost assessment
     Interest in science & engineering;
      problem solving skills; work in a team
     MS or PhD
BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING
 Can primarily do research, or in
  industry, develop medical
  instruments and supplies
 Tissue engineering; Medical robotics
 Extensive science background;
  extensive math and engineering
  background
 MS, PhD
FORENSIC SCIENCE
 Scientific Detective Work – Search
  for scientific clues to solve/explain
  crimes
 Lab screening for drugs, fire causes;
  presentation of findings to courts
 Thoughtful, inquiring mind; good
  social interaction
 MS, PhD
NANOTECHNOLOGY
   Scientific engineering of structures on the
    billionth-of-a-meter scale; incorporates
    the sciences, computers & electronics to
    manipulate single atoms to create better
    products
   Ability to deal with things not possibly
    seen with the naked eye
   Desire to create better products of
    various types
   MS, PhD
REGULATORY AFFAIRS
 Advise on the development of
  regulatory requirements. Write
  clinical investigator brochures or
  assess clinical trials for compliance
 Self-confident, Good communication
  skills
 MS, PhD
PATENT LAW:
 Review worth of patents & compare
  to other patents; work with clients
  to support any patent challenges
  and counsel on patent issues
 Enjoy science & law
 Logic oriented
 J.D.
BIOINFORMATICS
 Analyze DNA strands for useful gene
  sequences; solve sequences; cross
  species genetic analysis; database
  development for foundations
 Enjoy the sciences; good with
  computers; problem solving skills
 MS, PhD
COMPUTER MODELING
 Computer modeling of biomolecules
  for structure based drug design;
  database development
 Enjoy the sciences; good with
  computers, problem solving skills
 MS, PhD
WEBSITES:
 earth.agu.org/careerguide/links.html
 recruit.sciencemag.org
 nap.edu/readingroom/books/careers
 nature.com/naturejobs/contactus/
THE INTERNET:
 USING ANY OF THE SEARCH
  ENGINES – TYPE IN SCIENCE
  CAREERS OR HOT CAREERS IN
  SCIENCE
 THERE’S MORE INFORMATION THAN
  YOU CAN PROBABLY GET THROUGH
THE DECISION IS
NOW UP TO YOU!
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