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:

What resources are there at Gonzaga?

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

Are you interested in finding a summer internship?

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?

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 eligible 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
  • AmeriCorps
  • 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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