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  • School of Science Professional Development Programming for Students

    The professional development programming from the School of Science is tailored for students in science, mathematics and the technical professions to help prepare each of them for the next step in his/her career, be that a job, an internship or further study in graduate or professional school. Events co-sponsored by the Pre-Professional Health Advisory Committee (PPHAC) are indicated with that abbreviation.

    Planned Events

    2015 - 2016 Academic Year

    All events are announced on Facebook and via circulars available from the Deans' Office.

    Students should also be aware of a comprehensive slate of events offered by Career Services.

    Past Events

    2015 - 2016 Academic Year

    • CSSE Internship Panel, Wednesday 4 November, 6:00-9:00 pm, Location: Club Dining Room in Magill Commons
    •  Ice Cream Social and Summer Employment Stories: Thursday, 17 September  7:00 - 9:00 pm. Location: Club Lounge/ Patio in Magill Commons
    • Ice Cream Social and Summer Employment Stories II: Sunday, 20 September 7:00 - 9:00 pm. Location: Hesse Hall Social Lounge (residential side of campus)
    • Personal Statements for Graduate School, Tuesday 13 October 2:45-4:15 pm, Location: Edison Science Hall148A
    • Graduate School Panel (biology/chemistry), Monday 26 October, 6:00-8:00 pm, Location: Club Dining Room in Magill Commons
    • CSSE Resume Workshop, Wednesday 28 October, 2:45-4:15 pm,  Location: Bey Hall 130

    2014 -2015 Academic Year

    • Wednesday, September 17 "How I Spent My Summer Vacation: a summer internship panel and mixer" Internship Panel, Magill Commons, Club Dining Room, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. 
    • Wednesday, September 24 - "Innovation in Life Science Product Development" Biosciences -  Donna J. Edmonds, CEO and President, Virginia Biosciences Commercialization Center and Karin Fredricksen, Magill Commons, Club 107-109, 2:30 p.m.
    • Wednesday, October 8, "How to succeed in college and still have fun!: a panel of success stories!" Magill Commons, Club Dining Room, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
    • Wednesday, November 5, Find an Internship Panel: CSSE/IT/Biology/Chemistry Internships, Club Dining Room, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
    • Monday, November 10, Is Graduate School Right For You?, Wilson Hall, Room 104    5:00 - 8:30 p.m.
    • Wednesday, November 12, Tell your story, find your dream job: Personal Branding Using LinkedIn. (Organized by Career Services) Wilson Hall. 2:30 - 4:30.
    • Thursday, November 13, Personal Statements for Graduate School, Edison 148A,4:00p.m. (By appointment only; please contact
    • Monday, November 17, "Alumni Focus: On the Path from Monmouth to Medical School", Dr. Mike Pollaro, Club Dining Room, 3:45-4:45p.m.
    • Tuesday, November 25, "Life of a Veterinary Student in the Third Year", Nicole Starinsky, Edison 148A, 12:00 noon
    • Tuesday, February 10, Career Choices Roundtable, Magill Commons Club Rooms, Keynote Speaker Alumna Patty Azzarello '86. 5:30-9:00p.m.
    • Wednesday, February 25, Rocking the Resume: Crafting Effective Resumes, Amanda Marciniak of Matlin Silver, Edison 156, 3:45-4:30 p.m.
    • Wednesday, March 25, $tart $mart: a salary negotiation workshop, Magill Commons, Club Dining Room, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
    • Wednesday, April 29th, Resumes and Recruiters, Resume workshop, Edison 156, 2:30 pm.
    • Thursday, May 7, Personal Statements for Medical School Workshop, Edison 148A, 1:00p.m.

    2013 - 2014 Academic Year

    • Wednesday, Sept. 18. Summer Internships- From Chocolate to the North Pacific: Four student perspectives, Wilson 104, 7:30 p.m. -8:30 p.m. Light refreshments provided.
    • Friday, Sept. 27. MCAT Jeopardy! Wilson Hall Auditorium, 12:30 p.m. -2:30 p.m. This event is sponsored by the PPHAC, please Register at: See for more information.
    • Monday, October 14, Effective Resume Writing for Scientific Fields with Michael Baldini, Carol Afflito Room, 3rd floor Student Center, 6 p.m. Light refreshments provided.
    • Thursday, Oct 17, 2013, "Personal Statements for Graduate and Medical Schools," Associate Dean Catherine Duckett, afternoon, by reservation only, email to reserve your place. See our "Personal Statements" page for further information.
    • Monday, October 21, Are you ready for Graduate School? A panel discussion, Young Auditorium, Bey Hall, 5:30 p.m. (Co-sponsored by the Chemistry Club). Light Refreshments provided.
    • Tuesday, October 29, Assessing your Academic Success Plan, Club 109, 7:30 p.m.
    • Wednesday, November 20 (rescheduled from Nov. 12), Internships in Chemistry and Biology Panel Co-Sponsored with Chemistry Club, Club 109, 6 p.m.
    • Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - Career Choices Roundtable - 5-9 p.m., The Club, Magill Commons.
    • Wednesday, March 5, 2:30 p.m. "Resume Workshop - Rocking the Interview" with Amanda Marciniak of Matlen Silver. Bey Hall 201 (Turrell Boardroom)
    • Tuesday, March 25, 2014, "Personal Statements for Graduate and Medical Schools," Associate Dean Catherine Duckett, 3:45 p.m., Bey Hall 201 (Turrell Boardroom). Bring your draft statement. See our "Personal Statements" page for further information.
      Industry Internship Event,  Wednesday, April 2, 2014.  Club 107-109,  6:00-8:00 pm,  A panel discussion with local firms, including Forefront, Inc., DefinedLogic, Sparta Systems, and Vital Voice and Data,  offering internships to science, CSSE and mathematics students in summer and fall semesters.  Refreshments will be provided.

    2012 - 2013 Academic Year

    2011 - 2012 School year

    • Wednesday, October 26, "Getting Comfortable with the Discomfort of Networking", a workshop by Donna Coulson, Wilson 104, 6 p.m.
    • Friday, October 21, Rethinking Irritable Bowel Syndrome a talk by Dr. Saad Habba, 4 p.m.
    • Thursday, October 27, 10 Ways to Succeed in Your Career Without Being Political Except #7, a talk by Patty Azzarello '86, 2 p.m.
    • Thursday, November 10, Communicate Your Professionalism: Fashion and Language, a series of seminars on professional communication including a session with stylists from Ann Taylor, Club 107-109, 6 p.m.
    • Tuesday, November 21, Personal Statements for Graduate Schools in Science, Room 202B in the Student Center, with individual meetings offered to review drafts, 2:30 p.m.
    • Tuesday, February 7, Career Choices Roundtable - A suite of panels, with alumni and other panelists representing diverse professional fields, alumni speakers solicited, 5-8:30 p.m.
    • Thursday, March 22, $tart Smart, a negotiations workshop for job seekers, Club 5-8 p.m., In collaboration with AAUW, Ann Houle presenter
    • Saturday, March 24, SENCER (Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities) @MU, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Club 107-109 and Club Dining. (Science and Math Ed students)
    • Wednesday, April 11, Resume Writing with Gina Schaefer of Lab Support Inc., 6 p.m. Turrell Boardroom2013- 2014 Academic Year