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Working toward a career in biology policy

Assumption College Undergraduate

A bachelor’s in biology may lead you to become a science policy expert — an important bridge between researchers and the public, and one of the less travelled career paths mentioned in a previous post. “One of the best-selling points for science is showing how discoveries inside the lab will benefit everyone outside of it,” […]

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March 22nd, 2016

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Biotechnology in Massachusetts

Assumption College Undergraduate

According to Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), modern biotechnology “provides breakthrough products and technologies to combat debilitating and rare diseases, reduce our environmental footprint, feed the hungry, use less and cleaner energy, and have safer, cleaner and more efficient industrial manufacturing processes.” That’s currently more than 250 developed biotech health care products and vaccines available to […]

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October 15th, 2015

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A growing demand for physician assistants

Assumption College Undergraduate

As Dr. Reid B. Blackwelder, president of the American Academy of Family Physicians puts it for The New York Times, the days of being a solo family physician in a small town are over. Medicine is now a team sport. An increased demand for healthcare services from a growing and aging population, widespread chronic disease […]

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September 15th, 2015

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Is pharmacy in your future?

Assumption College Undergraduate

Many Assumption biology majors pursue advanced and professional degrees, including: medical, veterinary, dental and pharmacy programs. Assumption students who possess ambitious academic goals work one-on-one with their advisors to ensure they have a strong foundation in the fields they want to pursue. This is true for recent Biology graduate Barry Nicholson, who is pursuing his […]

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July 2nd, 2015

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Summer Professional Development – for Biology Students

Assumption College Undergraduate

This is the first of a four-part series identifying ways students across different majors can hone their skills, gain experience and stimulate their minds over the summer months. Whether you’re looking to volunteer, find a full-time job or simply explore a passion, there are so many ways to develop yourself professionally even though class is […]

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June 4th, 2015

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Assumption biology student research in genetic diseases paving the way for a career in genetic counseling

Assumption College Undergraduate

One rising senior at Assumption plans to spend her fall semester this year performing research on a team and working in an area that she is passionate about — genetics. Kaitlyn Riley is a biology major with a concentration in neuroscience. Along with pursuing a bachelor’s degree at Assumption, she is interning at UMASS Medical […]

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May 21st, 2015

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Thinking about Veterinary School?

Assumption College Undergraduate

Our #ACacheives campaign features successful Assumption College students and their internships, research projects, jobs and graduate school destinations upon graduation. Assumption student Kaitlyn Poirier will receive her bachelor’s degree in biology this spring, then attend The Ohio State University School of Veterinary Medicine in the fall. Kaitlyn is thankful for the opportunities and preparation Assumption […]

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May 7th, 2015

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Biology career spotlight: Wildlife Biologist

Assumption College Undergraduate

Assumption College students who major in biology have opportunities in exciting fields like wildlife biology. If Assumption biology students prefer an outdoor office that includes a wardrobe of rubber wader boots, and a backpack instead of a briefcase for trekking through a national forest – wildlife biology is an attractive career option. As the human […]

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March 26th, 2015

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5 Careers you might not have considered with a bachelor’s degree in biology

Assumption College Undergraduate

If you ask the Assumption Career Development and Internship Center or check out a list of alumni who were biology majors, you might be surprised at the diversity of industries, careers and locations where biology students land. With a bachelor’s degree in biology, one might guess a graduate would end up in positions in the […]

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December 2nd, 2014

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