One way to enrich your experience at UIU is to join clubs. There are two academic clubs supported by the Department of Biology and Chemistry: Science and Environment Club and the Pre-professional Club.
Conducting research is a great way to enhance your résumé. There are many research programs that provide a stipend and housing for qualified students during the summer. Summer research opportunities are typically geared toward sophomores and juniors, so plan on applying in the winter (Dec-Feb) of one of those years for research experiences the following summer. You can find opportunities using search engines, or by starting at a summary page.
Places to look for jobs
Natural Resources Jobs
- Federal Government (NRCS, Army Corps of Engineers)
- Iowa DNR
- Wisconsin DNR
- Minnesota DNR
- Iowa County Conservation
- The Nature Conservancy
- Pheasants Forever
- Soil and Water Conservation Society
Laboratory jobs in biology and chemistry can usually be located via standard job search engines, but here are a few other places to look:
Although the exact dates vary, registration periods for each semester occur in the previous term. Registration for the fall begins in April and registration for spring begins in November. It may be helpful to review the requirements for your degree as these times approach, and plan on scheduling a meeting with your academic advisor.