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Career Planning in Zoology

Career Exploration:

What can I do with a zoology major?

Self Assessment: 

What are your values, skills, interests related to the world of work?  How 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

Take Action: 

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) throughout college.

See some suggestions on how to: Get involved!

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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:

Other programs:

  • 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.



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