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Career Education Resources for Chemistry & Biochemistry Majors

What Can I Do With This Major?

What Can I Do With This Major: Biochemistry

What Can I Do With This Major: Chemistry

Vassar Chemistry Alumni on LinkedIn

Vassar Biochemistry Alumni on LinkedIn

Some Popular First Employers of Vassar Chemistry & Biochemistry Majors

Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

Massachusetts General Hospital

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

National Institutes of Health

Rockefeller University

Tisch MS Research Center of New York

Weill Cornell Medicine

Some Popular First Job Titles for Vassar Chemistry & Biochemistry Majors

Chemist
Lab Assistant
Lab Technician
Research Associate
Research Technician

Some Popular Grad Programs of Vassar Chemistry & Biochemistry Majors

Chemistry (PhD)
Medicine (MD, DO, MD-PhD)
Engineering
Public Health

Industry Guides

Vault Guide to Biology and Life Sciences Jobs

Vault Guide to Chemistry Jobs

Summer Internship/Research and Job Search Resources

Handshake
Find opportunities posted to Vassar from a variety of employers.

VassarNet
Find opportunities posted to Vassar from the Vassar network of alumni, families, and friends.

ACS Internships for Undergraduate Chemistry Students
Internships posted to the American Chemical Society internship board.

ACS Career Navigator
Jobs posted to the American Chemical Society job board.

BioSpace
Contains both internships and jobs in biotech, pharmaceutical, and clinical research. 

Bio/Biotech Summer Opportunities 
Rochester Institute of Technology maintains this list of paid research opportunities in biology-related fields. 

Medical Scientist Training Program Institutions 
Summer undergraduate research programs for aspiring MD/PhDs

National Science Foundation (NSF) 
Search for REUs funded by the NSF

Pathways to Science 
Aims to increase diversity in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Contains databases for paid summer research and internships for undergraduates, scholarships, post-baccaluareate pre-med programs, short-term opportunities, and more!

Public Health Jobs
Find public health-related internships and jobs here.

Funding Opportunities for Undergraduates

Internship Grant Fund (IGF)
Need-sensitive funding for low-pay/unpaid summer internships.

Thompson Bartlett Fellowships for Science, Mathematics, and Computer Science
Merit-based awards of $5000 to support summer experiences for sophomores and juniors.

Tananbaum Fellowship
Merit-based awards of $5000 to support summer experiences for sophomores and juniors.

Undergraduate Research Summer Institute (URSI)
On-campus paid summer research program with Vassar faculty.

Professional Associations

American Chemical Society

Society of Cosmetic Chemists