Health & Science Newsletter
June 7, 2022 – Upcoming Events, Opportunities & Resources
It’s officially summer break! I have big hopes that you are relaxing in some way (or all the way). Here are a few fun facts and updates for you.
First, I love stats by the National Association of Colleges and Employers. Did you know that 51.8% of interns are converted to full-time hires? Internships are a great way to develop skills, learn the industry, AND secure a post-grad position. Also, according to NACE, the mean hourly rate for bachelor’s level interns is $20.82. Good news for some of you…yet, stinks for those of you interested in the nonprofit and public service sector, where internships are often unpaid. Next year, be on the lookout for scholarships. We have a listing of Cawley-sponsored programs and scholarship sites (at the bottom). Last, 43.5% of employers report they screen candidates by GPA. That’s less than I expected. And while NACE doesn’t say more, often, this means they are looking for a 3.0 or above. Be sure to include your GPA on your resume if your GPA is at least a 3.0.
Are you interested in a remote internship during the school year? Get ready to apply in July for the Virtual Student Federal Services Program. This program provides a remote, 10-hour per week internship over the academic year. I will share more details on how to apply in the July newsletter. There will be projects related to your health and sciences interests. If you are eager to get started, the first step is to build your federal resume on usajobs.gov.
Are you planning to apply to health and life sciences consulting internships and jobs? Perhaps you are unsure and want to explore this path. Regardless, check out this recording of alums sharing their career story and how to stand out as a candidate. This fall, I will bring more alums to discuss this career field. In the meantime, be on the lookout for events on Handshake, as many consulting firms will provide info sessions and case interview prep workshops in the summer months. For example, L.E.K, a consulting firm that serves the healthcare, life sciences, medtech, and energy and environment industries, already has a few sessions up.
All the best,
Jodi Schneiderman | firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant Director, Employer Relations and Industry Advising | Health, Science, and Technology
Please note that this is a sampling of jobs and internships with approaching application deadlines. Go to Handshake to see the complete list.
6 Ways to Make the Most of a Remote Internship
This article shares ways to maximize your experience as a remote intern (or volunteer) in terms of making a positive impression and learning the most about your career path. Read this article to learn how to set boundaries, find time to connect with mentors, practice over-communication, ask for feedback, document achievements, and ask for a letter of recommendation.
Spring Drop-In Hours
Drop-ins are held virtually from 1-2pm Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Appointments: Virtual and in-person appointments are available via Handshake. Sign up under ‘Career Center,’ then ‘Appointments’, then ‘Industry Advising,” then ‘Health, Science, and Technology’.