Learn About Careers in Life Sciences

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Ama Agumeh

A career in the life sciences can include a broad range of companies, organizations, and foundations concerned with the study of living organisms, including biological sciences, botany, zoology, microbiology, physiology, biochemistry, and a number of related subjects. Employers may include biotechnology & pharmaceutical companies, academic institutions, healthcare organizations, foundations, and federal agencies. Most of the information on this page concerns non-patient facing options but there are opportunities to create career paths that merge patient and non-patient settings.

Learn About Careers in Public Health

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Ama Agumeh

Public health is a wide ranging, interdisciplinary pathway with the goals of protecting and improving the health of individuals, families, communities, and populations at local and global levels.

Environmental Career Opportunities (ECO) Job Board

Frances Adjorlolo
Frances Adjorlolo ’08

Wellesley students and alumnae have access to the Environmental Career Opportunites (ECO) job board, where you can find opportunities in conservation, education, policy, science, engineering and more.

Science Research

Frances Adjorlolo
Frances Adjorlolo ’08

Participating in research experiences as an undergraduate is an excellent way to add depth to your science understanding and actively engage with what you are learning in the classroom. By doing so, you further develop your laboratory, analytical, and problem-solving skills, and you start to build your network with faculty members. Research experiences are valuable components to your resume, and they can make you more competitive for both graduate school and industry opportunities.

Environmental Studies

Frances Adjorlolo
Frances Adjorlolo ’08

There are many career options for environmental studies majors/minors. Career paths will differ depending on whether one wants to focus on law and policy making, on teaching and communication, on more advanced research, or another intersection of environmental studies and another discipline.

Exploring Careers in the Health Professions

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Cindy Seltzer, Ed.D., MBA

Working in a health profession can provide you with an interesting, satisfying, and stimulating career that will allow you to help others.

Industry Expertise for Alumnae: Health, Public Health, and Life Sciences

Cindy
Cindy Seltzer, Ed.D., MBA

Wellesley Career Education offers personalized advising and industry expertise in the areas of Health, Public Health, and Life Sciences. Visit the Career Community page for Health, Public Health, and Life Sciences to learn about careers in biotech, life sciences, healthcare, health professions, public health, research, and more