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.

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Explore Careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)

Explore careers in the arts by exploring the links below. Found a career you're interested in? Talk to faculty, stop by our office and begin networking to learn more.

  • Vault Guides - (Must be on W&L network to access): provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for a career and getting your foot in the door.
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook - The OOH can help you find career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations.
  • O*NET OnLine - The nation's primary source of occupational information. It contains information on hundreds of standardized and occupation-specific descriptors. It also provides Career Exploration Tools, a set of valuable assessment instruments for workers and students looking to find or change careers. 
  • Computer Science Online - This guidebook combines expert interview, career advice and start-up knowledge to supply the most up-to-date and accurate information about the growing computer science industry.

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.

To learn about and network with more alumni in the industry, visit the WLUalum Twitter!


Mercy Kibe '11

Mercy is a Kenyan-American third-year medical student at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. Prior to medical school, Mercy took a gap year to conduct research with a neurobiology lab at UAB. The year off was an invaluable experience and Mercy is happy to discuss the benefits of taking time off before medical school with any interested students.

Mercy is currently based in Rwanda as a Doris Duke International Clinical Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School. This fellowship allows US based medical students to take a year out of medical school to conduct clinical research abroad. 


Edward Clarkson '00

Senior 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 and currently a Senior 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

Vice President - Geology, Wells Fargo Securities' Acquisition and Divestiture Advisory Group

Bryant is currently Vice President- Geology for Wells Fargo Securities' Acquisition and Divestiture Advisory Group. In this role he helps advise clients on the oil and gas upstream A&D market, executes both buyside and sellside processes, and helps to generate new business for the group. Previously Bryant was an Earth Scientist and Project Manager at Chevron in the Delaware Basin (Texas/New Mexico). Before Chevron he was a Geologist at Chesapeake Energy where he was an Area Geologist and Geologist in the Eagle Ford. Bryant graduated from Rice University with a MBA (2015), San Diego State University with a M.S. in Geology (2010) and from W&L with a BA in Geology (Environmental Studies concentration) in 2008. Bryant has served as Global Chair of Student Chapters for the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) and currently serves as Vice Chair of AAPG's Investment Committee.


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.