What can I do with my degree once I graduate?
This is a common question most students ask themselves during their time at UC Davis. View our Careers in Biological Sciences interviews on the right-hand side of this page as we all read our Real-life Alumni Profiles to get an idea of the type of career you could pursue after graduation.
Here are several additional resources that can help you answer this question.
Health Professions Advising
Health Professions Advising (HPA) serves all UC Davis undergraduates, graduate students, and alumni pursuing any health profession or allied health field. Advisors use a holistic approach while providing support and feedback during academic and application preparation. We encourage students to be proactive and reflective during their career decision-making process. Our goal is for students to become successful applicants who demonstrate compassion, leadership and a commitment to academic success throughout their journey toward a health professions career.
Please visit HPA to learn more about your future health career and view other resources, such as their popular pre-health student meetings, success stories, and upcoming information sessions.
Internship and Career Center
The Internship and Career Center (ICC) offers advising via drop-in office hours, online and by appointment. The ICC also provides several workshops each quarter and hosts career fairs throughout the year. To discover the many other services available at the ICC, please visit the ICC website or visit them in-person on the 2nd and 3rd floors of South Hall.
Career Development Workshops
Join the ICC at the BASC as we engage in career exploration. It is never too early or late to begin thinking about a career! The ICC will join the BASC in a series of workshops to assist students with such topics such as Career Exploration; Finding a Health Related Internship; Resume Basics; and/or Cover Letter Basics. Information about future Career Development Workshops will be emailed to you.
UC Davis Washington Program
The UC Davis Washington Program offers undergraduate students an exciting opportunity to combine course work, exciting field research and unparalleled internship experience during a quarter's residence in our nation's capital. Students gain valuable on-the-job experience with professionals and experts in fields that interest them. BASC students can find major-specific information at the following links:
- Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
- Biological Sciences
- Cell Biology
- Evolution, Ecology, and Biodiversity
- Genetics and Genomics
- Marine and Coastal Science
- Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior
The Washington Program is a professional development program open to all majors, and many STEM students have successfully interned in Washington, D.C. Here are some alumni profiles.