Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)

Are you considering a job or internship in the STEM fields? Explore these online resources to get started. Feel free to drop by our office to meet with an advisor to help plan.

Quicklinks: Careers in the STEM Fields | Job and Internship Resources | Alumni To Know | Additional Resources

Careers in the STEM Fields

Explore careers in the arts by exploring the links below. This is not an all inclusive list of careers but will help you begin exploring. Found a career you're interested in? Talk to faculty, stop by our office and begin networking to learn more.

Job and Internship Resources

Alumni To Know

One of the best ways to explore careers and find job opportunities is to network with professionals. Below are alumni who have experience in the field and have volunteered to be a resource to you. Not sure how to begin networking? Stop by our office to get started.

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Edward Clarkson '00

Research Scientist, Georgia Tech Research Institute

Edward graduated from Washington and Lee in 2000 after majoring in Computer Science and Math. He worked for IBM for 3 years as a Software Engineer before leaving to complete a Ph.D. in Computer Science at Georgia Tech.  Since finishing, Edward has worked as a Research Scientist for the Georgia Tech Research Institute, one of the largest university-affiliated applied research centers in the country, where he gets to help solve problems from all sorts of different scientific and engineering fields.

Bryant Fulk '08

Geologist and Project Manager, Chevron

Bryant is currently a Geologist and Project Manager at Chevron in the Delaware Basin (Texas/New Mexico). At the end of April Bryan will begin as Vice President- Geology Wells Fargo Oil and Gas A&D advising group. Previously he was a  Geologist at Chesapeake where he was an Area Geologist and Geologist in the Eagle Ford. Bryant graduated from San Diego State University with a Master of Science in Geology in 2010 and from W&L with a Bachelor of Arts in Geology (Environmental Studies concentration) in 2008. Bryant is currently an MBA candidate at Jones School Rice University, class of 2015 and also serves as global Chair of Student Chapters for the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG).

Jessica Helm '00

Environmental Health Research, Silent Spring Institute

Jessica graduated from Washington and Lee in 2000 with a degree in Biology. Jessica has worked as a lab technician then graduate student in neuroscience before joining the Silent Spring Institute doing environmental health research. In her volunteer life, Jessica served at multiple leadership levels in the Sierra Club including the Board of Directors doing conservation and committee leadership work. Talk to Jessica about academic, research, graduate, environmental, and non-profit work and experiences!

Jamila Seaton '09

Health Care SAS Programming Analyst, UnitedHealth Group

Jamila graduated Washington and Lee in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Concentration in Poverty Studies and Human Capability. When she entered W&L, she was determined to be a pediatrician, but soon realized that she was not passionate about medicine. Through the Shepherd Poverty Program, she learned more about Public Health during her summer internship at the Delta Area Health Education Center in Helena, AR. Public Health seemed to be the ideal field to combine her interests in health and research with her passion for people and patient outcomes.

In 2010, Jamila moved to Tampa, FL and completed her MPH in Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of South Florida in 2012. While at USF, she received the Student Graduate School Challenge Grant award of $5000 with 4 colleagues to conduct research about Father Involvement during Pregnancy. She presented the research at 3 national conferences, including the annual American Public Health Association (APHA) meeting October, 2012. Immediately following graduation, Jamila began working as a contract writer and researcher for the Arthritis Research Institute of America where she was an intern prior to graduation. In May, 2013, she started working at FMQAI/HSAG as a Data Analyst where she worked with programs directed by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), particularly Florida's End-Stage Renal Disease Network. Additionally, she has continuously tutored students in various levels of Mathematics since she began tutoring Calculus in the Math department at W&L. This is another passion that also reinforces how much she values education.

Jamila has had a longstanding dream of being on the Board of Directors for the Green Bay Packers one day and moved to Green Bay, WI to be closer to the legendary NFL team. She accepted a position with UnitedHealth Group and is now a Health Care SAS Programming Analyst.

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