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BIOL 2001: Career Planning for Biologists

Offered Fall 2022 | Check with your advisor to enroll.

Want to make progress on your career planning but are overwhelmed with where to start? Consider registering for Biology 2001!  This one-credit pass/fail course provides students structure to engage in career decision-making and planning while breaking down the process into manageable steps.

Consider this course if you want to explore career options in the biological sciences, prepare for job or internship applications or want to organize your graduate school or job application process.

In addition to in-class discussions, students can select one of three tracks to complete while in Bio 2001:

  • Self-Exploration Track: Learn more about your skills, interests and decision-making style while learning about careers in the biological sciences.
  • The Career Basics Track: Learn how to find opportunities and prepare application materials for jobs or internships.
  • Organizing the Process Track: Get organized and prepare application materials for graduate school, internships or entry-level positions.

Here’s what CBS students have to say about BIOL 2001:

"I don’t think I would have had any idea what I was doing if I had not taken this class. I now know where to look for volunteer research, internships, what to expect in interviews and which items I should be sending in for a number of different situations." 

“I feel like this class definitely gave me knowledge in areas I didn't even know I needed help with and I know how to better articulate my experiences and skills now. I know what I want to study and it was still very helpful because I'm more aware of the options I have within that field.”