We encourage you to work closely with your faculty advisor in the Department and the Professional Advisors on the 7th floor of the library when planning your academic career at Ashland University and beyond. Below are a number of websites that we use when advising students.
Ashland Science News Blog - find research internship opportunites and department news
Center for Academic Support - advising and tutoring
Career Services - also see the wiki page below on job searching in the sciences
Our Wiki pages contain great resources on a number of topics:
Professional health programs - advice and information on preparing for and applying to health professional programs
You can keep up with news about our students, alumni and faculty at our Ashland Science News blog. This is also a great place to find announcements of summer internship, research opportunities and job openings.
In addition to a number of University-wide scholarships, the science departments at Ashland University are able to offer Choose Ohio First (COF) Scholarships and NSF Science Scholars Program scholarships to academically exceptional students that major in biology, environmental science or toxicology.
RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES & INTERNSHIPS
We strongly encourage our majors too pursue research and internship opportunities to gain real-world experience in science and science-related careers. The following tips will help you to identify and successfully apply to these opportunities:
- Talk with your biology faculty advisor early about your interest in research and internships so that they can help you. You will be assigned an advisor as soon as you get to campus your freshman year and can always request a different advisor by filling out a single form in the Office of Records and Registration.
- Attend our regularly scheduled research talks by Ashland students and faculty to find out what kind of research opportunities there are in the department. You can also hear students give presentations on research and internships they performed at other universities, companies or at parks and zoos.
- Set up a time to talk with a faculty member in the department about their research and ask if they are interested in working with you in their laboratory. Your faculty advisor can help you identify other faculty that may be taking on new research students.
- Read the Ashland Science News blog to find out about summer internship and research opportunities.
- Make an appointment to talk to someone in the Career Development Center to discuss possible internship opportunities.
A primary mission of the department of biology/toxicology is to prepare you for a great diversity of careers in science, while also giving you the transferrable skills that will make you successful in any career. The following resources are available to you:
- Advice from your faculty advisor, who you will meet during the spring semester of your freshman year.
- Professional preparation class taught by one of our faculty members that will help you to identify potential careers and discover how to start them, whether it is admission to professional or graduate school or applications to jobs straight out of college.
- The professional help of councilors in the University's Career Development Center.
- Our wiki page with science job searching resources.
- A LinkedIn networking group for Ashland University science students, alumni, faculty and friends. This group was started in June of 2010 and will provide a valuable platform for networking with graduates who have already gone on to develop careers in the sciences.
TRI-BETA BIOLOGY HONOR SOCIETY
This honor society for biology majors is a great way to connect with other students in service and social activities and to help improve the understanding of biology.