Life With Your Biology Degree



Life With Your Biology Degree


Jennifer Reiman '05, Ph.D., postdoc fellow, and Michael Good, principal research leader, at the Institute for Glycomics, Griffith University, Australia. Photo supplied by Griffith University.

We know. The dreaded question of 'What am I going to do once I graduate with a Biology Degree from St. Kate's?' The possibilities are endless! You are in a great position to secure a great job or go on to great experiences in a graduate program. Indeed the National Science Board has reported that from 2003-2007 only 15% of degrees issued were in the STEM fields and you are about to have a STEM degree! You are highly sought after! And The Biology Department is here to help you try to sort it all out.

Hopefully you have been talking to your advisor about your options and what preparations each post-baccalaureate choice would require. But no matter where you are in your planning we have some general resources that may assist your decision making.

Information about careers in biology can be found in a variety of places including:

  • the central Hallway bulletin boards have immediate opportunities for summer employment and for research and internship offerings - check here frequently for the most up to date information.
  • the file cabinet in the Biology Study/Lounge (room Mendel 15) has information on many graduate programs of study including medical and dental schools as well as research opportunities.
  • attend a Biology Seminar given by one of our recent graduates or speak to any of our speakers about their experiences and opportunities they may be familiar with.
  • check-in with the Career Development Office about potential employers or training programs they may know about.

Also, explore some popular online resources regarding science career options: