Molecular Biology Undergraduate Career Resources

Center for Career Development 

The Center for Career Development supports students of all years and interests to explore and prepare for careers they find personally meaningful, and to understand how their intersecting identities – their backgrounds, experiences, voices and perspectives— may inform career decision-making, work and professional development.

How-To Guides

Find guidance on common topics including resumes and cover letters, developing a professional network, interviewing, pre-law, graduate and professional school and more. Start with the guide specially tailored to your class year or jump to the guides overview page for individual topics.

First-Year Guide

Sophomore Guide

Junior & Senior Guide

VIEW ALL GUIDES

Meeting with a career adviser

We offer in person and virtual one-on-one advising to help students reflect on their values and strengths, pursue opportunities that match their unique interests and design personalized plans to achieve their goals. 

Advising sessions are casual conversations. Whether you have a topic in mind or if you’re not sure where to start, meeting with an adviser is a good next step. You do not have to have anything figured out before an advising appointment. Advisers can help you talk through your questions, figure out what interests you and start putting together a personalized plan. 

Common topics include:

  • Career exploration
  • Networking (how to talk with alumni about their careers, how to prepare for a career fair, etc.)
  • Internship, job and fellowship search strategies
  • Interview preparation
  • Resume, cover letter and personal statement reviews
  • Planning for graduate school and preparing applications

Students of all class years are encouraged to meet with a career adviser. We have a team of advisers who specialize in different career fields and interests. Read our bios to find the staff and/or Peer Career Advisers who seem the best match for you.

Ryan specializes in STEM career advising.

Career Paths

Princeton students graduate into a wide range of career fields, informed by skills learned throughout their studies. This interactive chart illustrates how – within an academic division (e.g., engineering) or across the University –  those paths are not dictated by major. A great way to start exploring a career option is by reading about someone who followed that path. Check out the Career Compass website, where alumni offer advice and reflections about their experiences.

FIND ALUMNI PROFILES ON CAREER COMPASS

Workshops and Events

We offer programs and experiential opportunities to help you explore career options, begin to develop a professional network and build skills. Types of programs we offer include:

  • Workshops 
  • Alumni panels and industry speakers
  • Employer info sessions and career fairs
  • Cohort learning groups
  • Job shadowing

VIEW UPCOMING PROGRAMS

Additional Career Resources for MOL majors

  • Handshake
    Access your new Handshake 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.
  • Princeternship
    Spend time with alumni in their workplace during academic breaks, from one day up to a week.  Multiple Princeternships are available in the medical professions and the Center for Career Development is actively recruiting alumni who may provide Princeternship opportunities in research or corporate settings of interest to MOL majors.  
  • 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 protected]. 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.