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Career and Graduate School Planning

Students can meet with CBS career staff to prepare for applying to professional, medical or graduate school, launching their careers or researching on campus. Call 612-624-9717 or schedule an appointment online to meet with a CBS career staff member.

Student and advisor discuss research options

Career coaching

Meet with a career team member for help with:

  • Exploring industry careers and gap-year opportunities
  • Changing your career plan
  • Understanding your interests and skills through career assessments 
  • Finding a job or internship
  • Navigating GoldPass and other job/internship search resources
  • Salary negotiation and job offer evaluations
  • Résumé writing and cover letter reviews
  • Practice interviews

Have questions about career planning? Contact CBS Student Services at 612-624-9717.


Pre-health career coaching

Meet with a pre-health career coach for help with:

  • Exploring professional school programs
  • Health careers and health-related gap year opportunities
  • Applying to pre-health programs
  • Preparing for entrance exams 
  • Finding a health-related internship, volunteer or shadowing experience 
  • Résumé writing and personal statement reviews
  • Practice interviews

Have questions about pre-health career planning? Contact CBS Student Services at 612-624-9717.


Graduate school coaching

Meet with a career team staff member for help with:

  • Reviewing the graduate school application process
  • Exploring graduate and professional school programs
  • Applying to Graduate and professional school
  • Preparing for entrance exams (GRE)
  • Résumé/CV writing and personal statement reviews
  • Practice interviews​

Have questions about graduate school planning? Contact CBS Student Services at 612-624-9717.


Meet with the undergraduate research coordinator for help with:

  • Exploring research opportunities at the U of M
  • Exploring local and national summer research opportunities (REUs)
  • Developing professional communication to faculty about research opportunities
  • Navigating the lab and working with faculty
  • Finding funding opportunities for undergraduate research
  • Reviewing application components for summer REUs
  • Symposium preparation, including feedback on poster design and presentation skills
  • Resume/CV, personal statement, research statement reviews
  • Communicating your research experience and skills
  • Practice interviews 

Have questions about undergraduate research? Contact the Undergraduate Research Coordinator, Jacob Moore, PhD., at moorejl@umn.edu or (612) 624-9717.


Career Resources and Workshops