After Williams

Here are a few suggestions:

  • apply for some fellowships—recent BIOL majors have had success in obtaining Watson, Gates, Herschel Smith, Fulbright, and NSF fellowships (deadlines are often early Fall—so start work on these over the summer)
  • look for a job
    • in teaching–our alums have taught through Teach for America and at private schools (such as, Emma Willard, Excel Academy, Berkshire School, Maine Coast Semester School, Boston Collegiate Charter School)
    • in research—our alums have worked as field assistants or lab techs or clinical lab assistants at Harvard, MIT, UCSF, NASA (Houston), U. of Otago, Yale, NIH)
    • for a non-profit or government agency—our alums have joined The Peace Corps, worked for San Francisco Parks Conservancy, The Nature Conservancy,  Congressmen Olver
  • apply to a graduate program—BIOL majors have gone on to graduate programs in every area (immunology, microbiology, ecology, evolution, public health, neurobiology, molecular biology, development, etc.) at a wide array of institutions (currently you’ll find alums in biology graduate programs at UCSF, Harvard, Michigan,  U. Washington, Johns Hopkins, UC Berkeley, Dartmouth, Cornell, Wisconsin, U. Pennsylvania, Stanford, Brown, Oregon State, U. Vermont, Emory, U. British Columbia)
  • apply to medical school or MD or MD/PhD programs

Here are some resources that might be of interest: