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College of Biological Sciences alumni can be found all over the globe, doing amazing work with their degrees. Enjoy this collection of features and opportunities for and about CBS alumni.

Alumni Award Recipients Recognized

Two College of Biological Sciences alums were honored at the college's 2016 Recognition and Appreciation Dinner in late October.

Valery Forbes, Kipling Thacker, Aliredha Walji
Left to Right: Dean Valery Forbes, Kipling Thacker, Aliredha Walji

#UMNCareerChat - Navigating a New City

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 | 12:00pm-1:00pm (Central Time)  

You moved (or you are about to move) to a new city...Now what?! Join us as we talk about some ways that you can prepare for the transition of moving, how to get acquainted with your new city, and important tips on being a newcomer.

#UMNCareerChat - Navigating a Career Fair

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 | 12:00pm-1:00pm (Central Time)

Join this chat to prepare for the U of M Job & Internship Fair (Feb 24) and other spring networking events. Get strategies for confidently navigating the fair and following up with organizations after the event.

#UMNCareerChat - Effective Interview Strategies

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 | 12:00pm-1:00pm (Central Time)

You’ve been offered an what? Join us for a genuine conversation about the challenges and triumphs of interviewing. Topics include: how to prepare and reduce nerves, questions to prepare for and ask, funny interview fails and what we can learn from them, and how to meaningfully follow up.

#UMNCareerChat - Mentors: We All Need Them in Our Lives

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 | 12:00pm-1:00pm (Central Time) 

Many times as students and professionals we seek mentors along our journey. Sometimes it is a formal relationship through a college program and sometimes it is informal through meet-ups and conversations with others who can relate. This interactive chat is for you whether you're in the early stages of seeking a mentor, considering becoming a mentor, or you just want to learn more about why it is important.


The University of Minnesota Alumni Association and Career & Internship Services are hosting Twitter chats on a variety of career development topics using the #UMNCareerChat hashtag.

All alumni, students, employers, and friends are encouraged to follow or join in on the conversation via the #UMNCareerChat hashtag (search for the hashtag and include it in your tweets). There will be a series of questions tweeted out by the unit lead account and we will also have a handful of alumni tweeters and/or content experts helping contribute to the conversation.

Is Graduate School Right for Me?

Tune into this free webinar from the University of Minnesota Graduate School and the Carlson School of Management to learn how to determine if graduate school is right for you, common graduate school options and how to determine the best option for you, and career opportunities after graduate school.

Thursday, July 21, 2016 12:00 p.m. (CDT)