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.
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.
- American Academy of Forensic Sciences- job listings
- Association of American Medical Colleges - Clinical and Research Opportunities
- CareerShift - CareerShift's set of tools and applications provide a very unique opportunity to job hunters. While other web services provides bits and pieces of the job hunt process, only CareerShift provides an easy-to-use approach for bringing all these parts together to manage the job hunt all in one place. Students may sign up for an account with their wlu.edu email address.
- Biotech Jobs and Research Resources
- Commonwealth STEM Industry Internship Program
- Earthworks Jobs
- Exostar: job opportunities
- Disciplines of Engineering
- Forensic Internships - 25 Cool Forensic Science Internships
- Pathways to Science
- Howard Hughes Medical Institute careers
- Medzilla.com: Jobs in healthcare, pharmacy, and science
- PhysicsToday Jobs
- Research Experiences for Undergraduates - Math
- Science Math And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program through the Department of Defense - December 1, 2015 application deadline for Fall 2016
- The Muse - business, IT, sales and marketing internship and job postings with cutting edge companies
The official job and internship site of the United States Federal Government. Consider searching by series number for opportunities organized by college major, including Chemistry, Engineering, Computer Science, Math, Information Systems Management, Information Science, Physical Sciences, and Physics. For a list of series numbers, click here.
- Regeneron: Regeneron Pharmaceuticals offers internship opportunities for students to gain hands-on, real-world experience in the biotechnology industry.
- Liberal Arts Career Network (LACN)
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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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.
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.
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.
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!
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.