Science and Health

Hilarie Longnecker
Career Specialist, Science and Health

@DPUHilarie
Jen Fleming
Career Specialist, College of Science and Health

As a College of Science and Health student, you have access to one-on-one advising services. Meet with your career advisor to discuss any career-related topic, including:

  • Exploring career options and understanding the job market
  • Engaging in career assessments to identify paths that fit with your personality preferences and interests
  • Assessing your values and skills in order to strategically identify and market yourself to employers
  • Creating quality job search documents that highlight your strengths with regard to employers’ needs
  • Learning about and preparing for graduate school options

To schedule an appointment call (773) 325-7431. If you are just getting started, or are interested in a resume review, please visit a Peer Career Advisor. Weekly walk-in hours are available.

Other Advisors You Should Know

To schedule an appointment with Lindsey or the Assistant Director of Undergraduate Research, contact the Office of Advising and Student Services at (773) 325-8490.

CSH Career Center News

A round-up of the latest CSH career events, field trips, employer visits and more.


Recommended Resources

Job Search Document Guides and Sample



PRE-HEALTH AND NURSING

DePaul’s Pre-Health Advising Program offers a well-developed look at the paths and requirements associated with entry into many health professions programs. This resource also offers an excellent list of recommended volunteer, shadowing, and leadership opportunities. Be sure to register with the Pre-health Program to receive important information about the University’s Pre-Health Advising Committee, information about opportunities, and invitations to events. For students interested in learning more about career options in the health care field, ExploreHealthCareers.org is a highly recommended resource. Nursing students and alumni are also encouraged to use the nursing job search micro-site developed for DePaul by LiquidCompass.


ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY

Students interested in careers that impact the environment around issues of sustainability, preservation, and education, may find ONET’s The Green Economy page to be helpful. Here, you will find an overview of green sectors and links to detailed descriptions of related occupations.


BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE

If you are exploring opportunities in biology-related careers, Kathleen M. Eyster discusses a plethora of options in her article “Career counseling: 101+ things you can do with a degree in biology.


NEUROSCIENCE

The British Neuroscience Association offers a concise Career Guide for Students that serves as a good starting point for understanding paths within neuroscience. For a fee of $30, students can join The Society for Neuroscience, which offers articles on a wide range of career and research related articles on their website. There you can learn about paths both at and beyond the lab, as well as access tips for creating a CV and more. (Tip: use the “Refine” option to narrow results to specific industries and settings.)


PSYCHOLOGY

The American Psychological Association offers an in depth look at Careers in Psychology. However, consider also that psychology undergraduates pursue a wide variety of paths in which their understanding of human behavior is valued. Visit Career In Psych to learn about some of these areas.


CHEMISTRY

The American Chemical Society provides an excellent resource for exploring Chemistry Careers.


MATHEMATICS

Learn about what mathematicians do via the Mathematical Association of America or the American Mathematical Society. Additionally, We Use Math offers an interesting look at a wide variety of careers that incorporate math.


PHYSICS

Learn about the work of physicists practicing at the bachelor, master, and doctoral levels by visiting the American Physical Society’s collection of professional profiles.