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WHAT CAN I DO WITH A MAJOR IN: 

WHAT CAN I DO WITH A MAJOR IN SCIENCE?

Trends in the Labor Market: 

Trends in the Labor Market The market has taken a hit, yet stays resilient. 10% of respondents will not hire this year. Bachelor’s grads can expect the labor market to remain unchanged from last year. Hope is that hiring will pick up

Trends . . . Continued: 

Trends . . . Continued Computer scientists will see opportunities shrink around 6% while business will increase 5% and liberal arts 16% Ethics and Integrity are the critical skills/competencies being catered to this year

So . . . . . What does this mean to: 

So . . . . . What does this mean to ME?????

Work Towards becoming the “TOTAL PACKAGE”: 

Work Towards becoming the “TOTAL PACKAGE” Communication Skills – verbal, written and listening skills Computer/Technical Aptitudes – a given core skill Leadership – take charge or be a follower Teamwork – working cooperatively & collaboratively with different people

“Total Package” Continued: 

“Total Package” Continued Interpersonal Abilities – How do you relate to others? Inspire others to participate? Mitigate conflict between co-workers?

TOP PERSONAL QUALITIES: 

TOP PERSONAL QUALITIES Communication Skills Honesty/Integrity Teamwork Interpersonal Motivation/Initiative Plan/Organize Strong Work Ethic Analytical Skills Flexibility/Adaptability Computer Skills Customer Service Leadership

The Glue That Holds it ALL Together . . .: 

The Glue That Holds it ALL Together . . . Critical Thinking/Problem Solving – identify problems and their solutions Intelligence and Common Sense Willingness to learn quickly and continuously Work Related Experiences

How Do I Gain These Skills?: 

How Do I Gain These Skills? INTERNSHIPS An internship experience provides students the opportunity to apply classroom instruction to work settings. The student intern receives academic credit and in some cases is also paid. Can be from 1 semester to more than one. A student can have more than one internship experience.

Benefits of an Internship: 

Benefits of an Internship Opportunity to apply classroom learning to actual work experience. Opportunity for new “learning” from the work experience. Develop Self-Confidence and Professional Skills. Begin “Networking” Process

ELIGIBILITY PROCESS: 

ELIGIBILITY PROCESS Available at sophomore level Meet minimum credit requirements Required GPA 2.5 Approval by appropriate academic division Fill out internship application, return to Career Services Meet with Marcia Foss Begin work on resume Find a placement

PREVIOUS INTERNSHIP SITES: 

PREVIOUS INTERNSHIP SITES Dakota Heartland Hospital, Fargo Microsoft Great Plains, Fargo Youth Correctional Center, Bismarck Open Door Center, Valley City Melroe, Gwinner Nash Finch, Edward Jones, Security State Bank, Nodak Mutual Ins., Walt Disney World, Sea World +++++

JOB SHADOW: 

JOB SHADOW Coordinated through Career Services Office Job Shadow someone in a career path that you are interested in One hour to multiple hour experience Example: Ride along with Barnes County Sheriff’s Dept.

Take Part in Student Campus Activities: 

Take Part in Student Campus Activities Student Government – Senate, V-Cab, Finance Comm., IR Hall Council Honor Societies & Special Interests – Viking Ambassadors, FCA, Alpha Chi, PBL Athletics & Intramurals

Campus Activities . . Continued: 

Campus Activities . . Continued Cultural Activities – Art, Community School of Arts, Drama, Foreign Languages, International Opportunities, Medicine Wheel, Music, Planetarium Others – Special Event Committees, Yearbook, Newspaper Jobs – Lab. Assistants

Career Services Activities: 

Career Services Activities Attend Career Fairs – UND & Tri-College in the Fall Minneapolis Field Trip On Campus Company Presentations & Recruiting Events Senior Seminar Class Career Decision Making Class

SO . . . WHAT TYPES OF JOBS ARE THERE?: 

SO . . . WHAT TYPES OF JOBS ARE THERE? Education – Teacher Research (Technical/Scientific) Sales

FURTHER EDUCATION NEEDED:: 

FURTHER EDUCATION NEEDED: Physician Podiatrist Chiropractor Nurse Dentist Dental Hygienist Radiological Technologist Veterinarian Food Technologist Dietitian EEG Technologist EKG Technician EMT PA Pharmacist

Further Education cont.: 

Further Education cont. Physical Therapist Exercise Science/Physiology Respiratory Therapist Occupational Therapist Mortician

CONSERVATION & ENVIRONMENTAL CAREERS: 

CONSERVATION & ENVIRONMENTAL CAREERS Environmental Engineer Environmentalist Environmental Technician Hazardous Waste Management Water Quality Air Quality Solid Waste Management

NATURAL RESOURCE MGT.: 

NATURAL RESOURCE MGT. Land & Water Conservation Parks & Outdoor Recreation Forestry Fish & Wildlife Management

ALLIED HEALTH SCIENCES: 

ALLIED HEALTH SCIENCES Biostatistician Blood Bank Specialist Science Writer Medical Illustrator Tissue Technologist

ASTRONOMY:: 

ASTRONOMY: Astronomer Biology Chemist Laboratory Technician Meteorologist Mineralogist Research Technician

BOTANY CAREERS:: 

BOTANY CAREERS: Agronomist Bacteriologist Cytologist Food & Drug Inspector Food Technologist Geneticist Soil Conservationist Naturalist Nursery Manager Park Ranger Plant Breeder Pathologist Seed Analyst Taxonomist

CHEMISTRY CAREERS:: 

CHEMISTRY CAREERS: Consumer Protection Specialist Food & Drug Analyst Patent Examiner Pharmacologist/Sales Rep.

BACHELOR DEGREE: 

BACHELOR DEGREE CAREERS

SCIENCE TEACHING: 

SCIENCE TEACHING Science Teachers will be in great demand in the next five years – think about a Composite Science degree Enjoy working with children or young adults Enjoy education

SALES & MARKETING:: 

SALES & MARKETING: Sales of pharmaceuticals, DNA probes & polymerases, as well as equipment Fast growing area for people with a science background Like working with people, like sciences, interest in business

TECHNICAL SERVICES:: 

TECHNICAL SERVICES: Help customers to use your products – some technicians recommend experiments as well as the biomolecules required People person Good Science background Enjoy variety

MANUFACTURING: 

MANUFACTURING Implementation of good manufacturing processes Work with food, biotech, or pharmaceutical companies Technical background Problem solving Work in a team

QUALITY CONTROL or ASSURANCE:: 

QUALITY CONTROL or ASSURANCE: Perform environmental, raw materials & final product testing Develop tests for compliance with FDA and GMP regulations Detail oriented Scientific background Like routine

JOURNALIST & TECHNICAL WRITING:: 

JOURNALIST & TECHNICAL WRITING: Writing science articles for public health information, book reviews or technical papers Also science writing for companies & organizations Like the sciences, Like writing Enjoy new topics

MANAGEMENT CONSULTING:: 

MANAGEMENT CONSULTING: Restructuring for companies or processes Develop strategic plans or marketing plans Enjoy business & science Like to travel

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE: 

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE Oceanography, geologists, population biologists, government environmental officers Study the effects of people on the environment & intervention Interest in science Concerned for the environment

RESEARCH:: 

RESEARCH: Investigate new research topics – usually hands on research or leading a team of students or technicians Current topics include breast cancer and superconductors Sense of Wonder Ambition Scientific background

WHERE ARE THESE JOBS?: 

WHERE ARE THESE JOBS? Schools – middle, high school, community college, universities Industry Government Newspapers, Journals, Magazines, Organizations Consulting Firms Hospitals, Clinics, Private Practice

GRADUATE DEGREE: 

GRADUATE DEGREE CAREERS

BIOPROCESS ENGINEERING:: 

BIOPROCESS ENGINEERING: Produce materials, drugs or enzymes, in commercial quantities Requires training in filtration systems, transgenic animal use or cost assessment Interest in science & engineering; problem solving skills; work in a team MS or PhD

BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING: 

BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING Can primarily do research, or in industry, develop medical instruments and supplies Tissue engineering; Medical robotics Extensive science background; extensive math and engineering background MS, PhD

FORENSIC SCIENCE: 

FORENSIC SCIENCE Scientific Detective Work – Search for scientific clues to solve/explain crimes Lab screening for drugs, fire causes; presentation of findings to courts Thoughtful, inquiring mind; good social interaction MS, PhD

NANOTECHNOLOGY: 

NANOTECHNOLOGY Scientific engineering of structures on the billionth-of-a-meter scale; incorporates the sciences, computers & electronics to manipulate single atoms to create better products Ability to deal with things not possibly seen with the naked eye Desire to create better products of various types MS, PhD

REGULATORY AFFAIRS: 

REGULATORY AFFAIRS Advise on the development of regulatory requirements. Write clinical investigator brochures or assess clinical trials for compliance Self-confident, Good communication skills MS, PhD

PATENT LAW:: 

PATENT LAW: Review worth of patents & compare to other patents; work with clients to support any patent challenges and counsel on patent issues Enjoy science & law Logic oriented J.D.

BIOINFORMATICS: 

BIOINFORMATICS Analyze DNA strands for useful gene sequences; solve sequences; cross species genetic analysis; database development for foundations Enjoy the sciences; good with computers; problem solving skills MS, PhD

COMPUTER MODELING: 

COMPUTER MODELING Computer modeling of biomolecules for structure based drug design; database development Enjoy the sciences; good with computers, problem solving skills MS, PhD

WEBSITES:: 

WEBSITES: earth.agu.org/careerguide/links.html recruit.sciencemag.org nap.edu/readingroom/books/careers nature.com/naturejobs/contactus/

THE INTERNET:: 

THE INTERNET: USING ANY OF THE SEARCH ENGINES – TYPE IN SCIENCE CAREERS OR HOT CAREERS IN SCIENCE THERE’S MORE INFORMATION THAN YOU CAN PROBABLY GET THROUGH

THE DECISION IS NOW UP TO YOU!: 

THE DECISION IS NOW UP TO YOU! Start taking the steps down your chosen Career Path Today!

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