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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.”
- Kalamazoo College Biology Department’s Biology-Related Local Organizations —has a great list of area organizations which have opportunities to volunteer, work, learn, or network. Many have monthly meetings or special events that are open to the public.
- American Society of Cell Biology — has career resources, a job board, and links to other relevant biology resources.
- American Society of Plant Biologists — “Cultivating a better future through plant biology research” has many resources and links on their career center.
- Botanical Society of America — has a job board and career advice.
- Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology — is “the nation’s largest coalition of biomedical researchers, representing 27 scientific societies and over 120,000 researchers from around the world. FASEB is now recognized as the policy voice of biological and biomedical researchers.”
- National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association —has resources and a job opportunity board.
- Society for Conservation Biology — is a “global community of conservation professionals.” They have an excellent job board and the option to set up a job alert.
- 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
- Kalamazoo College Computer Science Department — summer research possibilities list.
- Careers in Computers — IT employment website
- Code for America—A start-up non-profit whose mission is to help transform local government by connecting government innovators, tech-savvy volunteers, and civic startups.
- Computerworld Careers—IT postings
- DataKind —Use your data science skills to give back.
- Graduating Engineer and Computer Careers—An original career and information center for young engineering and computer science majors looking to kick-start their careers.
- IEEE Computer Society— information, networking, and career-development source for a global community of technology leaders.
- Kalamazoo College Mathematics Department —summer research possibilities list.
- American Statistical Association —promotes “the practice and profession of statistics,” has a job board and resources.
- Association for Women in Mathematics —has career resources and links.
- Mathematical Association of America —has extensive guidance and links for undergraduates.
- Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics—A resource for students looking for undergraduate and graduate fellowships and research opportunities in mathematics.
- Kalamazoo College Physics Department—research experiences for undergraduates and related sites.
- American Institute of Physics —has an excellent career resource page.
- American Physical Society —offers career guidance and employment opportunities.
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