Professor Tom Silhavy, MolBio Graduate School Adviser, will present this session. Several Princeton MolBio grad students will also be on hand to share their experiences regarding their paths to grad school and to answer your questions. Pizza will be provided. Space is limited: email Melissa DiMeglio (MolBio Undergraduate Administrator) to reserve a seat.
Career Development Webinars
The National Research Mentoring Network (funded by NIH) in partnership with the AAMC Graduate Research Education and Training (GREAT) Group hosted and participated in a series of eight career development webinars in 2016. This series focused on helping undergraduates decide if graduate school is for them and understand the ins and outs of the process. To view the archived webinars, visit NRMN.
Spring Cycle Webinars
- February: Is graduate school right for you?
- April: Get ready for your PhD: Application Process
- June: The Personal Statement and Letters of Recommendation & Interviews that WOW the Admissions Committees
Visit Career Services for the complete event and program schedule.
Career Services Resources
Pam provides career counseling for STEM students. As of October 4th, Pam will hold office hours on Wednesdays in the E-Quad. You can make an appointment to meet with Pam either there or at Career Services, using the HireTigers system.
- Career Services
Access your new Hire Tigers account to schedule appointments, discover career-related events on campus, browse job and internship opportunities, and schedule interviews.
- TigerNet Alumni Directory
Tap into this Princeton network and see how a community of more than 5,200 contacts can help.
Spend time with alumni in their workplace during academic breaks, from one day up to a week. Multiple Princetonships are available in the medical professions and Career Services is actively recruiting alumni who may provide Princeternship opportunities in research or corporate settings of interest to MOL majors.
- University Career Action Network (UCAN)
UCAN is an internship-only site that is shared by 22 member schools, including Princeton.
- What Can I Do With My Major?
This site lists examples of post-graduation employment of MOL BIO majors.
Industries & Professions
Internship Opportunities for MOL BIO Majors
bluebirdbio is a biotech company devoted to "gene therapy as a one-time treatment option for patients with severe genetic and rare diseases and cancer." bluebirdbio does not have a formal summer internship program. However, interested students may send a cover letter and resume to the Department at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will forward your information to the company.
Celgene Summer Internships
Bristol-Myers Squibb is sponsoring a 10-week summer internship program in 2018. Positions are open across various groups in Discovery and Translational Sciences. Through this program, students will be provided an opportunity to perform hands-on laboratory research at a leading biopharmaceutical company providing an opportunity to gain rigorous research experience and to contribute to the search for new disease therapies. Our goal is to help guide talented scientists into careers as the drug discovery researchers of the future. This will be achieved through impactful research projects aligned with our core mission across many disease, science and technology areas. Upon completion of the internship, students will become skilled in the application of the scientific method by applying a wide range of cutting edge technologies and scientific techniques. Collectively, the experience will significantly enhance student interns’ scientific knowledge-base and gain them hands-on experience in drug discovery for future success within both academic and industrial environments.
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals is a large biotech firm with ~ 200 internship opportunities per year. Each internship represents a specific project that has been identified. These opportunities are not posted on Handshake. To apply, click on the Regeneron link at left, click on Careers, and then search "intern." Jobs in Rensselaer, NY are in operations and manufacturing. These are posted in the September/October timeframe and filled in the fall. Jobs in Tarrytown, NY are in biomedical research and other areas. These are posted on an ongoing basis November-February. Both locations are appropriate for Molecular Biology majors.
The sites below list industry information, specific job and internship postings, and industry associations.
Additional Career Resources for MOL majors
- MolBio holds a career panel featuring undergraduate alumni each year. This event is held during the Summer Undergraduate Research Program.
- Health Professions Advising (HPA)
The Office of Health Professions Advising serves students who are considering careers in the health professions. Please contact HPA or go to their website for more information on health professions. HPA sends out Vitals, a weekly newsletter which includes internship and job opportunities that may be of interest to all MOL majors. If you wish to join the the HPA mailing list, email email@example.com. HPA posts employment opportunities in their Post-Grad Job Board and offers contact information for clinical opportunities and research internships. A list of sample activities that past Princeton students have pursued between graduation and beginning medical school is also available at HPA.
- Global Health and Health Policy Program (GHP)
The Program in Global Health and Health Policy certificate program occasionally receives opportunities for internships and jobs from program graduates. Those that are relevant for MOL majors will be distributed via email.