CBS Circles
Join a CBS Circle to help you transcend the checklist mentality and make the most of your remaining time in CBS by doing something that matters to you. 

Students work on a project in a group

The CBS Circles program is a professional development opportunity for CBS juniors, seniors, and transfer students. Circles are small groups of students who meet regularly to learn, develop, and connect with one another around a specific topic or goal. Each Circle has a paid facilitator, called a Circle Guide, who initiates the idea for the topic or goal of that Circle.


Apply to create and facilitate a Circle as a paid CBS Circle Guide in Fall 2022. Deadline: Sunday, September 18 at 11:59pm.

Circles can be designed around a variety of academic, career, or personal interest topics. Past Circles include:


  • Pre-Physician Assistant Preparation
  • Exploring EEB Careers
  • Engaging in Clinical-Based Research
  • Becoming a Well-Rounded Applicant to Medical School
  • Pursuing a Career in Law as a Biological Sciences Student
  • Gap Year Planning
  • Exploring Biological Careers in Industry
  • The PhD: When, Why and How to Apply
  • Adding Public Health to Your Career


Personal Interest:

  • Science, Philosophy, and Vonnegut Book Club
  • Biologists Who Code
  • Biological Origins in Folklore and Science Fiction
  • A Crash Course in Art History
  • Racial Disparities in Healthcare
  • The Intersection Between Science and Spirituality
  • Sustainability and the Biological Sciences
  • Stitch and Science
  • Opening Doors for Women in Science

Past CBS Circle Guide Profiles

Danielle Amundson, Community Perspectives: Healthcare in the Arts and Media Circle

Danielle Amundsen
"By leading a CBS Circle, I had the opportunity to meet other students interested in both the art and science of healthcare," Danielle Amundsen. Read more



Cameron Gray, Science, Philosophy, and Vonnegut Circle

Cameron Gray
"I have never had this much creative control in a leadership setting, where I am coming up with all of our agendas and taking feedback from the group about what topics we should explore. That is definitely the highlight of this leadership experience," Cameron Gray. Read more