Job Searching in the Sciences

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Our graduates have been very successful in finding rewarding jobs in the sciences. However, finding these jobs requires significant effort. This page will provide some resources to get your started and describe some steps that you should be taking. If you are a senior and would like to start working the summer after graduation you should be spending significant time in your search during your senior spring semester. Your junior year is a great time to be searching for opportunities to educate yourself on the options out there. How should you start?

  • Use online job search engines like and Ohio Means Jobs
  • Make an appointment to meet with Karen Hagans in AU Career Services, who works with science students who are job searching
  • Make good use of your time in Bio 301 - Professional Prep to do career exploration and prepare a solid resume and cover letter
  • Start and develop a LinkedIn profile and your network
  • Join our LinkedIn AU science alumni group
  • Attend career fairs at AU and those hosted by BioOhio
  • Talk to your faculty advisor
  • Look into job placement services like Aerotek and Solutions Staffing
  • Read the Ashland Science News blog to hear what AU science alumni are doing. You can ask your faculty advisor for their contact information so that you can network with alumni. They will be happy to talk with you.

Career Search Resources

Career Shift - a great tool paid for by AU Career Services

AU Career Services

BioOhio Workforce Development information page

Temporary science staffing agencies Aerotek and Solutions Staffing

Description of Possible Science Careers

Life Science Careers described by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Career Planning Info from the Journal Nature

Interviewing guide from AU Career Services

Mock Interview Practice

Science Job and Internship Search Engines

Ohio Means Jobs - Ohio Dept of Education job search engine

Ohio Dept of Ed internship search engine

USA Jobs

NEO Intern

Ohio's Third Frontier Internship Program

Texas A&M Wildlife and Fisheries Job Board

Job Search and Career Blogs

Heart of the Matter

You Can Do What You Love

Degrees of Transition

Random Helpful Resources

Advice and information on finding Lab Technician positions