Use Handshake to Search for Internships/Jobs

Handshake is UConn’s online recruiting system where you can search for jobs and internships.

Use these easy steps:

  1. Create a student account here
  2. Log into handshake to search for biology internships/jobs
  3. Click on “jobs” on the upper right-hand side
  4. In the search box, type “biology internships” or “biology”
  5. You can also click on filters such as “part-time” or “internship” to narrow your search. You can also search by city, state, zip code, etc.

Happy searching! You’re on your way to finding internship opportunities!

 

Clinical Laboratory Professionals Post-Bac Program

Seniors, are you interested in a healthcare career? A career as a clinical laboratory professional is in high demand!

 

Please see the message below from Dr. Bruce E. Blanchard, an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Medical Laboratory Sciences (MLS) program in the Allied Health Sciences (AHS) Department:

 

“In the MLS program, we train students to be clinical laboratory professionals that perform analysis of biological samples for diagnosis, management, and treatment of health and disease (including COVID-19 testing).

 

Currently, there is a great demand for laboratory employees nationally and within Connecticut.  Pre-COVID projections estimated about 40 new jobs per year in Connecticut (which does not consider filling those positions from our aging workforce that are going to retire).  With the more than 300 million COVID-19 laboratory tests that have been performed, the projection is likely to be underestimating the actual need.

 

To put these numbers in perspective, we graduate about 15-20 students per year.  Two of our clinical affiliates (Yale New Haven Hospital and Hartford Healthcare) have more than 70 vacancies within the laboratory.

 

Due to the laboratory intensive courses that we teach, our maximum class size is 24 students.  Even with full classes, it would take us 3 – 4 years to fill the vacancies at only two of the more than 50 hospitals in Connecticut.”

 

View this flyer to learn more or go to https://mls.alliedhealth.uconn.edu/certificate/certificate-outcomes/.

Virtual Drop-In Hours for Undergraduate Students!

There will be no drop-in hours from March 15-March 26 to accommodate appointments for pre-registration.

Regular drop-in hours resume on March 29.

 

Chat with Zen on Mondays from 10-11 am EST.     

Click to go to Zen’s WebEx room

 

Chat with Kathy on Tuesdays from 2-3 pm EST.

Click to go to Kathy’s WebEx Room.

 

Chat with Julian on Wednesdays from 11-12 pm EST.

Click to go to Julian’s WebEx Room.

 

Chat with Sharyn Thursdays from 1-2 pm EST.

Click to go to Sharyn’s WebEx Room

 

If it’s your first time using WebEx, you can either download WebEx to your computer or conduct the meeting through a web browser. When joining the meeting, you have the option to select either a video or audio-only meeting.

Please note that when you log into the WebEx Room, you’ll be entering a virtual lobby waiting area. It might take a few minutes for an advisor to admit you in if they are meeting with another student. Thanks for your patience.

Drop-in hours are intended for quick questions that only require about 5-10 minutes, not for in-depth discussions. For more complicated questions, please schedule an appointment with your advisor (listed in your Student Admin Student Center) through NEXUS or via email.

 

2020 New Student Checklist & Video

Students on campus tour 

Incoming biology students please use the  2020 New Student Checklist to review important advising information. This checklist also includes info about advising workshops for first- year students.

Please view the biology video for first-year students or transfer students.

Please view this video regarding how to use Student Admin.

 

First-year students must complete an online workshop in the fall. More details will be emailed in early fall.

 

Virtual/Phone Appointments until Further Notice

Due to COVID-19, our office has transitioned to remote advising. Our advisors will continue to support students by working remotely and we are unavailable for in-person or drop-in questions.

Our regular hours of operation are Monday-Friday from 8:00 AM-4:30 PM, EST. Online/phone appointments are held during these times.

Please email your advisor if you have quick questions/concerns. Staff emails are found here: https://biology.uconn.edu/advising-staff/

Phone and virtual appointments are scheduled via NEXUS: https://nexus.uconn.edu/

 

Transferring Credit to UConn

Summer Transfer Courses: If you are planning to take courses elsewhere during the summer, you must verify that these will transfer back to UConn and count towards your degree.

If you are taking summer classes at another institution in Connecticut, use this database to verify how credits will transfer.

If you are taking courses out-of-state, you must get prior course approval from Transfer Admissions.  The approval process is completed through your Student Admin account.

 

**Make an appointment with your advisor to request a substitution if you have transfer credits in EEB, MCB, or PNB that can count towards the 24 credits in your major.