Career Resources

Life After Gonzaga ...... What will your future look like?

A collection of resources to help Gonzaga students start to consider their lives after graduation.
Remember ... it's never too soon to start thinking about your future.

Please use this page as a starting point for exploring biology careers.
Don't underestimate the importance of getting some hands-on experience, which will help you pinpoint your interest in a certain area of biology, and will often be your means of securing further education or employment.  See the links to summer internships below.

Consider the following general information on biology careers:
American Institute of Biological Sciences - Careers in Biological Sciences
Oregon State University, Biology Career Resources
What resources are there at Gonzaga?

First and most importantly - your Gonzaga Advisor!
But also, take advantage of these on-line tools and information:

Research Concentration Degree in Biology
Undergraduate Research
GU Career Center
GU Career Counseling and Assessment
Are you interested in finding a summer internship?
In the field of Medicine
In the field of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
In the field of Science and Technology
In the field of Conservation Biology
At an REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates)

For a more comprehensive listing of available internships, or if you don't see what you are looking for here, please contact Angie Hinz.  Especially if you are looking for an internship within a specific region (local, within the state, international) or within a certain category (federal agency, state agency, industry).  Many opportunities are out there, just waiting for you to apply!

Are you considering medical or dental school?
Guide for Gonzaga Students Interested in a Health Science Career

Are you considering a career in teaching? 

If you are a motivated biology student with an interest in young people, then please contact Dr. Julie Beckstead.

Guide for Gonzaga Students Interested in a teaching career

If you are pursuing a degree in a science, technology, engineering, math or health care field, at a Washington state college, you may be elgible for a Washington State Opportunity Scholarship.  Click here for more information about this scholarship.

Are you still exploring?

The O*NET Resource Page may help you clarify what you want your future career to be.Students should start with "My Next Move" at 

Where have GU biology grads gone after graduation?

Note:  This is by no means a comprehensive list, just a sampling of some of the many careers Gonzaga biology grads have chosen to pursue.

Graduate Schools
University of Washington, School of Aquatic and Fisheries Science
University of Kentucky, Dept of Entomology
Johns Hopkins University, Dept of Biology
University of Utah, Huntsman Cancer Institute
University of California, San Francisco, Tetrad Program (Program in Biological Sciences)
James Cook University, Applied Science Program in Tropical Ecology and Conservation
University of Chicago, Committe on Development, Regeneration and Cell Stem Biology
University of California, Irvine, Dept of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Eastern Washington University, Dept of Biology
Columbia University, Institute of Human Nutrition
Washington State University, School of Biological Sciences
University of California, Berkeley, Dept of Cell and Molecular Biology
Medical and Osteopathic Schools
University of Washington School of Medicine
Creighton University School of Medicine
George Washington University School of Medicine
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Georgetown University School of Medicine
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Tulane University School of Medicine
University of Utah School of Medicine
University of Minnesota School of Medicine Duluth
University of Colorado School of Medicine
University of Nebraska School of Medicine
Oregon Health and Science University
University of Arkansas School of Medicine
Service Organizations
Teach For America
Jesuit Volunteer Corp
Peace Corps
Professional Schools and Programs
Colorado State University, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Boston University, Masters in Genetic Counseling
University of North Dakota, College of Nursing
University of Minnesota, School of Public Health
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Physician Assistant Program
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Department Chair
Phone: (509) 313-5933