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Careers in Science

Information about new niches in science, hot links to science career sites, and going on to graduate school are available. This area will continue to grow, so please feel free to let us know about new places you discover.

Career Basics

Nothing is more important while career planning and job hunting than a good grasp of the basic skills. Employers expect all graduating students to be able to write a cover letter and resume and be able to perform well in an interview setting.

Exploring Career Options

If you are unsure about what you would like to do when you graduate, explore these links. This is also a good way to see what areas are up and coming in your field of interest.

Preparing for Your Career

There are many ways to give yourself an advantage while job hunting and the time to start exploring is now. Undergraduate research and internships give students a chance to see if research or industrial work is right for them, as well as adding to a resume.

  • The Career Services Center - Helps students and alumni apply their academic and life experiences to achieve career fulfillment; provides them with the services and resources necessary to make better informed career decisions; and develops the skills necessary to implement their career plans.
  • Undergraduate Research at Duquesne - Learn about the possibilities to do research with a faculty member here at Duquesne.
  • Volunteering or Outreach Programs - These programs are an excellent way to investigate alternative science careers and contribute to the community.

Job Hunting

Job hunting on the web has a new set of rules. Check out our Guide to Job Hunting for some practical experience. Choose a site with listings according to interest or by company.

Graduate School

Applying to Graduate School can be a complicated process. A basic outline of what to expect is provided along with helpful hints and suggestions. It is essential that you are organized or you will miss deadlines. The following topics are available to help you along the way:

Pre-Medical Professions Program

The Pre-Medical Professions Program (PMPP) is a university-wide program open to students in any major. The PMPP focuses on academic excellence and emphasizes service to others.

Questions?

Any questions or suggestions regarding this page should be directed to Philip Clarke.