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Science & Technology Guild

The Science & Technology Guild fosters connections between students, alumni, faculty and staff, and community partners who are interested in careers in science and technology. Connections among Guild members lead to opportunities for professional networking, collaborative action, leadership development, and life-long ties to Kalamazoo College.

To join the Science & Technology Guild, please visit The Guilds of Kalamazoo College on LinkedIn.

For more information on involvement, please contact the Center for Career and Professional Development at career@kzoo.edu.

Some helpful Career links for those interested in Science & Technology:

General Science links

  • Advancing Science, Serving Society (AAAS)—This link provides career development resources for aspiring scientist. Includes jobs search links, fellowships, internships, training information, etc.
  • IdeaConnection—Their passion is “to give clients access to brilliant, timely, affordable solutions that enhance their ability to deliver amazing improvements for mankind.”
  • Institute on Science for Global Policy—offers opportunities that “introduce students and young professionals to the challenges associated with converting professional understanding into sound public policy. The ISGP exposes participants to the often-challenging processes that underlie policy decisions involving S&T as well as the realistic social and political barriers facing those who make decisions.”
  • National Science Foundation—is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense…" NSF is tasked with keeping the United States at the leading edge of discovery in areas from astronomy to geology to zoology and is a source of fellowships, internships, and basic research funding.
  • Research Internships in Science—This link has a compilation of research internships in science as well as medicine, offered nationwide for high school, undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, and graduate students. The compilation is organized by academic level and discipline and the programs are alphabetized according to the name of the sponsoring institution.
  • Search for Summer Research Experiences in all STEM Areas—The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. Programs are highly competitive. 
  • Society for Science and the Public—has jobs and internship postings. 
  • Union of Concerned Scientists—“Science for a healthy planet and a safer world.”

Biology

Chemistry

  • Kalamazoo College Chemistry Department —list of summer research opportunities.
  • American Chemical Society —has many resources: a jobs database, career workshops, onsite and virtual job fairs, career consultants, interview practice assistance, short courses, webinars, entrepreneurial resources, and training. Membership fees for students and recent graduates are affordable.
  • Kalamazoo Section of the American Chemical Society—The local chapter of the American Chemical Society is “committed to improving people’s lives in our community…Kalamazoo, Allegan, and Van Buren counties.” They host many free events each year which are open to the public and are a great source for networking.

Computer Science and Technology

Math

Physics

 

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