Oct 5, 2012

NIH promotes College Planning and Internships in Health and Biomedical Sciences

Since 2006, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Science Education has sponsored SciLife, an annual career and college planning event for high school students interested in the health and biomedical sciences.

One of many NIH projects supporting science education, SciLife brings together students, parents, and educators for a day of workshops and speakers with special expertise in health and biomedical fields. The goal is to engage high school students in underserved communities through a series of practical workshops on career exploration and college planning.

The program addresses such issues as choosing the right college, budgeting for college, preparing for the college transition, what professors expect of students, and mistakes to avoid while in college—all in the context of promoting greater interest in health and medical science.

This year’s event, scheduled for October 20th, at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, has listed a number of interesting workshops on the agenda including:
  • How to search for STEM Internships and Jobs in Today’s Market:  Come prepared with questions and resumes for personal guidance.
  • Boosting your Confidence:  HR professionals will be on hand to present techniques for dealing with interviews and interviewers.
  • Projecting a Professional Image:  How to make sure your image is saying what you want to say.
  • Life Lessons for Succeeding in Today’s world:  Empower yourself with the tools you need to succeed in school and your career.
Registration is available on the SciLife website. There is no cost for attending, and lunch is provided. But hurry, as class sizes are limited and filled on a first-come, first served basis.

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