Career Planning in Zoology
What can I do with a zoology major?
What are your values, skills, interests related to the world of
do those match up with the career areas you’ve been exploring?
On campus resource for Self Assessment:
- The Exploration Center, a cross-college advising service, designed to assist students who are exploring their options regarding majors and careers
If you’re not sure about your career plans – pick
something to try out for now. It's ok to pick something else
tomorrow, next week, or next semester - sometimes you just need
a place to start so you can build some context for these decisions. If
you have a good idea where you're headed – make
sure you get relevant experience. Either
way, you’ll learn a lot, develop your resume, and get closer to your
goals by actively engaging in biological activities (in addition to classes)
See some suggestions on how to: Get
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The job search search:
L&S Career Services offers appointments for L&S students who are looking for in-depth assistance on a variety of topics and questions related to their career exploration and development.
The grad school search:
Career Services' Guide to:
The professional school search:
- GreenCorps - one-year, full time,
paid program gives you training to launch an environmental/social organizing
and advocacy career
- PeaceCorps - Peace Corps
Volunteers work with governments, schools, non-profits, NGOs,
entrepreneurs, in the areas of education, health, HIV/AIDS, business,
information technology, agriculture, and the environment, in
70 countries around the world.
- AmeriCorps - AmeriCorps
is often referred to as "the domestic Peace Corps." Both agencies are committed
to service, and both offer challenging and rewarding full-time opportunities.
AmeriCorps members serve only in the US. A stint in AmeriCorps usually lasts
10 months to one year. (Some AmeriCorps projects also offer part-time opportunities,
and some AmeriCorps members serve more than one term of service.) Benefits
include living allowance and education award.
- Teach for America -
TFA is a national teacher corps of recent college graduates who
commit two years to teach and
to effect change in under-resourced urban and rural public schools and become
leaders in the effort to expand educational opportunity.