Possible Timeline for Completing the Biomedical Studies Concentration

Students are required to initiate a contract with the Coordinator of the Biomedical Studies Concentration usually by the end of their sophomore year.  The following timeline will help students stay on task and offer a sense of what should be done and when the task should be completed.  If the contract is initiated after the sophomore year, the timeline can be modified by consulting with the Biomedical Studies Coordinator.

Sophomore Year (First Year Students if ready):

  • Attend a Piper Center for Vocation and Career Biomedical Studies Information Session
  • Career Exploration Workshop & the initial completion of the Biomedical Studies Contract (BSC)
  • Exploration of 3 Career Interests (BSC, Piper Center, and/or Academic Advisor)
  • Attend 2 Career Related Events/Programs (BSC, Piper Center, other BSC-approved options)
  • Start a Career Journal – OPTIONAL BUT RECOMMENDED
  • Start Informational Interviews*

Junior Year

  • First Draft of Resume (Piper Center)*
  • Attend 2 Career Related Events/Programs (BSC, Piper Center, other BSC approved options)
  • Practice Personal Statement 3 pages or 5000 characters (Piper Center) – OPTIONAL BUT RECOMMENDED

Senior Year

  • Updated Resume – final draft form for Senior year (Piper Center)
  • Attend 2 Career Related Events/Programs
  • Complete Senior Capstone Activity (BSC)

*Sophomore or Junior year
(BSC = Biomedical Studies Coordinator, Piper Center= the Piper Center for Vocation and Career)

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