Career Advice for Science Students

Science Career Appointments

All science students and graduates are welcome to book a career exploration appointment with Jessica Whalen, Science Career Development Coordinator with the Faculty of Science.

These appointments can help students develop career goals and learn more about where their science degree can take them. Other appointments include resume critiques, employment mock interviews, LinkedIn critiques and job search consultations. Appointments may be booked through the Navigate App, My MUNLife portal in my.mun.ca or you may contact Jessica directly via email.

You can also drop by Jessica's Office (C-2057) for career advice during her office hours (Wednesdays, 9-11 a.m.) Please note that students will be seen during office hours on a first-come, first-serve basis. Masks are mandatory for in-person meetings at this time.

Jessica's personal link for Navigate can be found here for quicker access.


 Science Career Talks 

Science alumni who are working in the industry will present to science students about their current careers and how they navigated their job search. This is a great opportunity to learn where a Science degree can take you. Since many jobs are not publicly advertised, networking is a major factor for students and graduates in finding jobs and careers! You will hear from each panelist, and a question and answer period will follow so, not only can you get the information you need, but you can also make meaningful connections with those in the industry.

Next event: Computer Science, Statistics and Data Science

This event features alumni working in software development and data science. Panelists will include:

  • Jayde Eustace, B.Sc. (Pure Mathematics), M.Sc. (Statistics) - Data Scientist, Intact Data Lab
  • Gillian Mensah, B.Sc. (Computer Science) - Software Developer (Special Projects), Verafin
  • Brooke Snow, B.Sc. (Computer Science) - Software Developer, Celtx

Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021
10:30 - 11:55 a.m.
Bruneau Centre, IIC-2001

Pre-registration is required and masks will be mandatory. Visit https://crm.stuaff.mun.ca/eventspublic.htm?eventId=1714 for more information on the panelists and to register, or contact jessica.whalen@mun.ca 

Previous Events


 

Virtual Career Workshops/ Online Career Resources

Join Career Development in a campus-wide collaboration bringing Memorial students a weekly online workshop series to support your job search. Registration details available here.


Mentoring

For alumni looking to be involved and connected with our science students, please email jessica.whalen@mun.ca


 Ready, Set, Connect: A Science Career Networking Event

During Science Career Networking events, science students and graduates have an opportunity to pitch their skills and experiences to industry professionals from various companies that hire for science backgounds. During the event, groups of students and grads are matched up with  participating industry professionals at tables. The industry professionals move to another table approximately every seven minutes until everyone has been acquainted. 

Details on the next Science Career Networking Event - TBA

Previous Events


Science
Job Searching Club

3rd Year (and Beyond)
Science Students

Looking for a job but not sure how to get started? Interested in learning the various ways to apply for jobs?

Every winter semester, third year (and beyond) science students have the opportunity to apply to the Science Job Searching Club – a support group of job seekers who learn to enhance resumes and cover letters, master in-person and virtual networking, improve interview skills and acquire tips and tricks to dive into the hidden job market. Students in the Science Job Searching Club have the opportunity to network with industry professionals, learn what employers look for in candidates and take time during some of the sessions to job search with other group members.

Meetings are supportive and full of discussion led by a Career Development Coordinator with the Faculty of Science. Participation is free and students who sign up are asked to participate in all sessions. 

Applications are now being accepted for the winter 2022 Job Searching Club. It will run for eight sessions on Fridays, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., Jan. 28 through March 25 (excluding Feb. 25).

To apply, please contact Jessica Whalen. Applications are due Dec. 17th, 2021.