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STEM & Health Professions

Morgan Schwartz ’08 working at a microscope
The STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Pathway unites a very broad group of career paths and opportunities, all of which interact with the themes of problem solving and scientific inquiry. You value systems-thinking and attention to detail, identifying problems in the world around you, and working toward solutions that leverage technology to meet the needs of our ever-changing society.

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American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)- Dedicated to advancing science around the world by serving as an educator, leader, spokesperson and professional association. AAAS publishes Science, which includes career resources and internship programs.

Association for Women in Science - Dedicated to achieving equity and full participation for women in science, mathematics, engineering and technology.

Association of Science-Technology Centers - Represents science centers and museums and centers; search science science museums by location.

Janelia Undergraduate Scholars are among the very best future scientists, engineers, and mathematicians who are interested in exploring basic neuroscience, imaging technology, and related fields of research at Janelia. Since its inception in 2007, 90 students have participated in the summer program and 9 of them have gone on to join the Janelia Graduate Program.

MentorNet - E-mentoring network particularly for women and others underrepresented in engineering, science, and mathematics. Offers one-on-one mentoring programs and a rich resume database.

National Science Foundation (NSF) - The funding source for approximately 20% of all federally-supported basic research conducted by America's colleges and universities. Site includes REU and additional funding information for undergraduates, and NSF career opportunities.

NewScientist Jobs - Search for jobs in Biology, Chemistry, Pharmaceuticals, and more.

ScienceNews.org - Magazine of the Society for Science & the Public

Biology

American Institute of Biological Sciences - Dedicated to advancing biological research and education for the welfare of society. Visit the AIBS Careers in Biology page for helpful advice, resources and links for those considering a career in Biology.

American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) - Nonprofit scientific and educational organization. Most members teach and conduct research at colleges and universities; others conduct research in various government laboratories, nonprofit research institutions and industry.

American Society for Cell Biology - Career Development, Educational Resources, Newsletter, Grants, Job Board, forum and more.

Society for Conservation Biology - An international professional organization dedicated to promoting the scientific study of the phenomena that affect the maintenance, loss, and restoration of biological diversity. Includes job postings.

Chemistry

American Chemical Society (ACS) - Visit the College to Careers page to learn about areas of chemistry, chemistry careers, job search and more!

American Chemistry Council (ACC) - Represents leading companies engaged in the business of chemistry.

American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) - Nonprofit scientific and educational organization. Most members teach and conduct research at colleges and universities; others conduct research in various government laboratories, nonprofit research institutions and industry.

WWW Chemistry Guide - Collection of resources for professional chemists, including links to major job sites.

Environmental

EcoJobs.com - Environmental career opportunities.
 
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Careers - Search job listings, explore EPA careers in Science, Legal, Grads & Post-docs, and info about student internships.

EnvironmentalScience.org - Advocates for environmental science education and employment. Written by environmentalists for environmentalists.
 
National Green Pages - Directory of green businesses.

Geology

American Geological Institute - Information, education, public policy, environmental geoscience, publications, workforce, events and more.

Association for Women Geoscientists - International organization devoted to enhancing the quality and level of participation of women in geosciences and to introduce girls and young women to geoscience careers. Offers student scholarships and career profiles.

GIS Jobs - Job postings and salary survey reports for Geographic Information Systems professionals.

Marine Science

MarineBio.org - MarineBio's mission is to share the wonders of the ocean to inspire educationresearch and a sea ethic.

MarineCareers.net will introduce you to a wide range of marine career fields and to people working in those fields. In addition, it will give those men and women a chance to tell you what they like and dislike about their careers, what they see for the future in their fields, and much more. This site also provides you with some experts' views on what the future holds for marine science careers.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - includes listing of student opportunities and link to USAJobs.gov for professional positions.

Society for Marine Mammalogy - Links for those interested in marine science.

Physics and Astronomy

American Astronomical Society - Research, publications, and job postings.

American Institute of Physics - Journals, research and career resources.

American Physical Society - Journals, research, publications, and Careers in Physics gateway for physicists, students, and physics enthusiasts to information about physics jobs and careers.

Physics News - The latest physics, technology and nanotechnology news.

PhysicsWorld.com - published by the Institute of Physics, and links to BrightRecruits.com site for physics and engineering jobs.

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) - Builds cooperation between mathematics and the worlds of science and technology through publications, research, and community. Features career information and job listings.

Out for Undergrad Tech Conference An opportunity for high-achieving LGBTQ+ to attend a 3-day conference with leading tech firms

Women Who Code Our mission is to inspire women to excel in technology careers.

Women in Technology International An organization committed to advancing women's career develop by providing access to a network of professional women across all sectors of technology

Biotechnology

Bio.org - The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) is the world's largest biotechnology organization. The mission of BIO is to be the champion of biotechnology and the advocate for its member organizations - both large and small.

BioSpace.com - BioSpace is a leading online community for industry news and careers for life science professionals.

Janelia Undergraduate Scholars are among the very best future scientists, engineers, and mathematicians who are interested in exploring basic neuroscience, imaging technology, and related fields of research at Janelia. Since its inception in 2007, 90 students have participated in the summer program and 9 of them have gone on to join the Janelia Graduate Program.

mediLexion.com - International directory of pharmaceutical employers.

Computer Science

National Science Foundation: Computer Science

Smith College Computer Science Career Network - Powered by AfterCollege, the Career Network is a free resource that features relevant jobs and internships from employers specifically interested in reaching Smith students and alumni.

Data Science Careers

Code Academy

Dice.com - A top job database for tech professionals
 

 

 


Job & Internships

American Council of Engineering Companies job board

EngineerJobs - Job listings for engineers and technical professionals by state and job function.

Janelia Undergraduate Scholars are among the very best future scientists, engineers, and mathematicians who are interested in exploring basic neuroscience, imaging technology, and related fields of research at Janelia. Since its inception in 2007, 90 students have participated in the summer program and 9 of them have gone on to join the Janelia Graduate Program.

NASA Undergraduate Student Research Program (USRP) - Nationwide STEM internship program for undergraduates. Opportunities at all 12 NASA research centers and facilities.

National Science Foundation (NSF) - Provides funding for Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) programs, among others.

Washington D.C. Internships for Engineers (WISE) - Engineering research internships in technology and public policy. Must be US citizen or have permanent residency status.

Professional Organizations

National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) - Offers valuable information about the field including upcoming conferences, PE license requirements, links to national engineering organizations, listings of professional private practice engineers and a job board.

National Society of Black Engineers  -The mission of the National Society of Black Engineers is "to increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community."

Society of Women Engineers (SWE) - A well-established professional association for women in engineering. Includes job listings, career information, publications, and links.

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) - Represents more than 133,000 members of the civil engineering profession worldwide. Features a careers database.

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc (IEEE) - the world's leading professional association for the advancement of technology. Includes the IEEE Job Site.

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) - one-stop resource for job hunting strategies, career management, workplace trends & advice and a job board dedicated to Mechanical Engineers.


Additional Resources

Engineer Girl

Vault Guide Engineer

Engineering Consulting

Engineering Ink Magazine

American Economics Association (AEA) Careers in Economics- This brief educational video will be of interest to students who are evaluating career options in economics or may have wondered what types of professionals utilize economics in various fields.

American Mathematical Society - Research, publications, and jobs, and resources for Undergraduates in Mathematics

Association for Women in Mathematics encourages women and girls to study and to have active careers in the mathematical sciences, and promotes equal opportunity and the equal treatment of women and girls in the mathematical sciences. Visit the Careers Resources page for readings, resources, helpful links and job listings.

Mathematical Association of America (MAA) - Membership, publications, professional development, meetings, organization, competitions and funding resources. Visit the Careers page for career profiles, career statistics, jobs in applied mathematics, and other information.

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

Women and Mathematics

Women Do Math

Mathematics Journal

Math News

Health Professions Advising at Smith

Centers for Disease Control - News topics and information about employment and educational opportunities.

ExploreHealthCareers.org - Explore various health professions and tips to making the most of an internship, etc.

MedZilla.com - Jobs in biotech, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, science, and medicine.

National Institutes of Health The nation's medical research agency - supporting scientific studies that turn discovery into health.

Enviromental Concentration  provides an experiential framework to support students in the exploration of issues related to the environment, ecological design, and sustainability embedded in disciplines across the college.

The Smith College Fellowships Program advises Smith students and recent alumnae who wish to apply for competitive national and international fellowships.

Graduate & Professional School is this the next step for you?

Student Clubs & Organizations 

More from the Lazarus Center

Lazarus Center for Career Development Youtube Channel

Diversity Resources

International Students Resources 

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