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Fall 2017: Take a Career-Related Course!

Get ready for life after graduating by enrolling Biology 2001 or Biology 3610 this fall!

BIOL 2001 Career Planning for Biologists: Fall 2017 Tuesdays 3:35-4:25

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.

Catching up With Luke Feuling Porter

The CBS Pre-Health Career Coach shares what he's been talking about with students recently and how health profession school applicants can prepare for their secondary essays and interviews.  

Luke Feuling Porter

1. What's the most common question students are asking you these days, and what's your response?

Summer Tips from the CBS Career Team

If you just graduated:

  • Update Your résumé (don't wait until the perfect job for you is about to close their application!)

  • Conduct a practice interview with a Career Coach ( CBS Alums can schedule two appointments per year with a member of the career team up to two years after graduation)

Spots Open in Coral Reef Ecology Course

There are two to three spots left on the Winter-Break course, "Coral Reef Ecology" in the field. Specifically, the group travels to Roatan, in the Honduran Bay Islands, and spend 9 days diving, becoming Reef-Check certified "Eco Divers," conducting a bit of research, and learning about various underwater habitats. It's an amazing course!

Dates this year are 12/30/17 - 1/8/18

The group stays at Anthony's Key, which is fabulous, and have unlimited shore diving, plus 2 or more boat dives each day, weather permitting.

Checking in With Dean Forbes | June 2017

A monthly Q&A With College of Biological Sciences Dean Valery Forbes.


What are you most excited about at the moment?

There’s lots of good news to share. The CBS Conservatory will receive $4.4 million in public funding toward a new facility. We still have private dollars to raise to cover our portion of the total cost, but this marks the beginning of a new era for this important teaching and research resource.

Scribe on campus

Scribe on-campus at the UMN Clinics and Surgery Center (located next to the super-block/stadium village area). EPPA's partnership with M Health means students will be able to scribe with University of Minnesota Physicians and residents in specialties ranging from family practice to gastroenterology and other specialties and sub-specialties. Positions at M Health will become available in late summer, 2017 and students are encouraged to express interest or apply with EPPA now.  

Two tenure-track positions in the Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Are you a creative investigator who excels at working collaboratively and pushing disciplinary boundaries in plant sciences?


Then we want to hear from you. The College of Biological Sciences (CBS) at the University of Minnesota (UMN) is hiring two tenure-track assistant professor or associate professors in the Department of Plant and Microbial Biology.  New technologies and approaches provide unprecedented opportunities to link fundamental properties of plants at the molecular, cellular or tissue levels to phenotype.