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Events for Undergraduates

Fall 2017 Events

Biology Transfer Student Orientation with Dr. Gidi Shemer

Date and Time: August 21, 2017 @ 4:15-5:30 PM
Location: 107 Wilson Hall

"Peace Corps Information Session" with UNC Career Services
Learn about the Peace Corps experience and application process. Hear from former Peace Corps Volunteers about their volunteer experiences.
Date and Time: October 3, 2017 @ 4:30-6:00 PM
Location: 1377 Genome Sciences Building

"Explore the Quantitative Biology Major Track" with Dr. Todd Vision and Dr. Laura Miller
Come grab some pizza, have your questions answered about the Quantitative Track for Biology Majors, get to know some of the QBio faculty and students, and learn about research and career opportunities in the field.
Date and Time: October 4, 2017 @ 5:00-6:30 PM
Location: 215 Coker Hall

"University Research Week" with Multiple Speakers
The Biology Department will coordinate department-specific activities such as research interest group meetings; workshops for faculty and students to network and foster new research opportunities; symposia highlighting faculty and student research and scholarship; and tours of laboratories and other research facilities. Stay tuned for more information!
Date and Time: October 9, 2017 @ Various Times
Location: Various Locations

"University Research Week" with Multiple Speakers
The Biology Department will coordinate department-specific activities such as research interest group meetings; workshops for faculty and students to network and foster new research opportunities; symposia highlighting faculty and student research and scholarship; and tours of laboratories and other research facilities. Stay tuned for more information!
Date and Time: October 10, 2017 @
Location: Various Locations

"University Research Week" with Multiple Speakers
The Biology Department will coordinate department-specific activities such as research interest group meetings; workshops for faculty and students to network and foster new research opportunities; symposia highlighting faculty and student research and scholarship; and tours of laboratories and other research facilities. Stay tuned for more information!
Date and Time: October 11, 2017 @ Various Times
Location: Various Locations

"Getting Involved in Undergraduate Research" with Dr. Gidi Shemer
Discover the research opportunities inside and outside the Biology department  Pizza will be served!
Date and Time: October 11, 2017 @ 5:00-6:30 PM
Location: G200 Genome Sciences Building

"University Research Week" with Multiple Speakers
The Biology Department will coordinate department-specific activities such as research interest group meetings; workshops for faculty and students to network and foster new research opportunities; symposia highlighting faculty and student research and scholarship; and tours of laboratories and other research facilities. Stay tuned for more information!
Date and Time: October 12, 2017 @ Various Times
Location: Various Locations

"University Research Week" with Multiple Speakers
The Biology Department will coordinate department-specific activities such as research interest group meetings; workshops for faculty and students to network and foster new research opportunities; symposia highlighting faculty and student research and scholarship; and tours of laboratories and other research facilities. Stay tuned for more information!
Date and Time: October 13, 2017 @ Various Times
Location: Various Locations

"Group Advising for First Year Students " with Dr. Gidi Shemer
First year students who are declared BIOL majors or who are interested in Biology as a major/2nd major may attend. Course planning and major paths will be discussed.
Date and Time: October 26, 2017 @ 5:00-6:30 PM
Location: Location TBD

"Selling Yourself - Writing Your Personal Statement for a Masters or PhD Program" with Dr. Brian Rybarczyk
Open to all students who are considering graduate or professional school. We will discuss the structure and content of a personal statement. Learn the do’s and don’ts of an effective statement. Participants will begin the process of formulating their personal statement
Date and Time: November 8, 2017 @ 5:00-6:30 PM
Location: 213 Wilson Hall

"Biology Career Panel" with TriBeta, UNC Biology Department, and UNC Career Services
Panelists will speak about their experiences in a diversity of biology related careers.
Date and Time: November 8, 2017 @ 7:00-8:30 PM
Location: 201 Coker Hall

"BIOL 692H Senior Honors Thesis Talk" with Bryan Gerber
Bryan Gerber - "High-throughput Screen to Discover Secreted Activators of Microbial Metabolites"
Date and Time: November 8, 2017 @ 4:00 PM
Location: 1373 Genome Sciences Building

"Student Research Poster Presentation (BIOL 395)" with Dr. Blaire Steinwand and BIOL395 Undergrad Students
Student researchers will be on hand to answer questions about their research. Student researchers will be on hand to answer questions about their research. Posters will be available all week for casual viewing.
Date and Time: November 17, 2017 @ 2:00-4:00 PM
Location: Lower Level, Genome Sciences Building

Spring 2018 Events

"Search for a Job or Internship - Workshop" with UNC Career Services
Hand-on workshop to learn about your options for a focused job and internship search. Bring your own laptop.
Date and Time: February 6, 2018 @ 4:00-5:00 PM
Location: 215 Coker Hall

"Resume Lab - Build your own resume and cover letter in 90 minutes" with UNC Career Services
Create a draft of your resume and cover letter. A Career Services counselor will walk you through all the sections and suggest content for a professional resume and cover letter while you create or modify it on your laptop. (*Bring your own laptop.)
Date and Time: February 8, 2018 @ 4:30-6:00 PM *Bring your own laptop.
Location: 239a/b Hanes Hall

"Peace Corps Information Session" with UNC Career Services
Learn about the Peace Corps experience and application process. Hear from former Peace Corps Volunteers about their experiences. To learn more visit: peacecorps.gov
Date and Time: February 15, 2018 @ 4:30-6:00 PM
Location: 213 Wilson Hall

"MCAT Information Session" with UNC Careers Services and Princeton Review
Princeton Review experts will answer all your questions about the MCAT exam.
Date and Time: February 20, 2018 @ 4:00-5:00 PM
Location: 239a/b Hanes Hall

"The Diversity Career Fair " with UNC Career Services
This event will bring together students and employers who are interested in creating work environments that value and promote workforce diversity (this would include a variety of things including but not limited to ethnicity, gender, religious background, national origin, race and gender identification). Employers representing non-profits, for-profits and governmental organizations will be attending this event. Meet with representatives from organizations that have full-time positions and internships available in North Carolina and throughout the U.S. To view and research the list of the organizations to be represented, visit http://bit.ly/DIV18  (Handshake). Bring multiple copies of your resume. Professional Attire is recommended. Students from all majors, all disciplines are welcome.
Date and Time: February 21, 2018 @ 3:00-6:00 PM
Location: Great Hall, Frank Porter Graham Student Union

"Spring Job & Internship Expo" with UNC Career Services
Come meet employers that are hiring for full-time positions and internships locally and nationwide. View participating organizations that will be represented at http://bit.ly/UNCSpring18. Be sure to research the organizations that are attending and come prepared to impress the employers. Bring multiple copies of your resume! Business attire recommended. This event is open to all UNC-CH students.
Date and Time: February 22, 2018 @ 12:00-4:00 PM
Location: Rams Head Recreation Center

"Getting Involved in Undergraduate Research" with Dr. Gidi Shemer
Discover the research opportunities inside and outside the Biology department.
Date and Time: March 6, 2018 @ 5:00-6:00 PM
Location: Room 200, Lower Level Genome Sciences Building

"Exploring Biology Careers" with UNC Career Services
You’re majoring or minoring in biology, but what are your career options beyond health care? Come and find out more during this exploratory session.
Date and Time: March 20, 2018 @ 4:00-5:00 PM
Location: Location TBD

"Skills Assessment - Connecting your Interests to Majors & Careers" with UNC Career Services
How do your interests match potential majors and careers? How do your values, personality, and skills play a role in your career exploration process? Attend this hands-on, activity based workshop to learn about UNC Career Services resources available to help you figure it out. Taking advantage of these resources will assist you in building self-awareness of your top values, interests and skills to enhance career exploration and decision making.
Date and Time: March 21, 2018 @ 4:00-5:00 PM
Location: 239 a/b Hanes Hall

"Introduction to Graduate School in Biology" with Dr. Gidi Shemer
What is Graduate school? How do you become a competitive candidate? Which schools to apply to? These and other questions will be discussed.
Date and Time: March 21, 2018 @ 5:00-6:00 PM
Location: 201 Coker Hall

"Health Schools Information Fair" with UNC Career Services
Interested in a career in allied health? Attend this event to learn more about health schools and degrees offered.
Date and Time: March 28, 2018 @ 1:00-4:00 PM
Location: Great Hall, Frank Porter Graham Student Union

"Koeppe Biology Undergraduate Honors Research Symposium (BIOL 692H)" with Dr. Amy Shaub Maddox
Students present their honors thesis research. Refreshments served.  https://bio.unc.edu/undergraduate/honors-info/symposium/
Date and Time: April 2, 2018 @ Schedule TBA
Location: 215 Coker Hall

"Koeppe Biology Undergraduate Honors Research Symposium (BIOL 692H)" with Dr. Amy Shaub Maddox
Students present their honors thesis research. Refreshments served.  https://bio.unc.edu/undergraduate/honors-info/symposium/
Date and Time: April 3, 2018 @ Schedule TBA
Location: 215 Coker Hall

"Koeppe Biology Undergraduate Honors Research Symposium (BIOL 692H)" with Dr. Amy Shaub Maddox
Students present their honors thesis research. Refreshments served.  https://bio.unc.edu/undergraduate/honors-info/symposium/
Date and Time: April 4, 2018 @ Schedule TBA
Location: 215 Coker Hall

"Biology Undergraduate Research Poster Presentations (BIOL 395)" with Dr. Blaire Steinwand and BIOL 395 undergraduate students
Biology undergraduate researchers will be on hand to answer questions about their research. Posters will be available all week for casual viewing. For updates about dates and times, visit: https://bio.unc.edu/undergraduate/research/poster/
Date and Time: April 9, 2018 @ Schedule TBA
Location: Lower Level Lobby, Genome Sciences Building

"Biology Undergraduate Research Poster Presentations (BIOL 395)" with Dr. Blaire Steinwand and BIOL 395 undergraduate students
Biology undergraduate researchers will be on hand to answer questions about their research. Posters will be available all week for casual viewing. For updates about dates and times, visit: https://bio.unc.edu/undergraduate/research/poster/
Date and Time: April 10, 2018 @ Schedule TBA
Location: Lower Level Lobby, Genome Sciences Building

"Biology Undergraduate Research Poster Presentations (BIOL 395)" with Dr. Blaire Steinwand and BIOL 395 undergraduate students
Biology undergraduate researchers will be on hand to answer questions about their research. Posters will be available all week for casual viewing. For updates about dates and times, visit: https://bio.unc.edu/undergraduate/research/poster/
Date and Time: April 11, 2018 @ Schedule TBA
Location: Lower Level Lobby, Genome Sciences Building

"Biology Undergraduate Research Poster Presentations (BIOL 395)" with Dr. Blaire Steinwand and BIOL 395 undergraduate students
Biology undergraduate researchers will be on hand to answer questions about their research. Posters will be available all week for casual viewing. For updates about dates and times, visit: https://bio.unc.edu/undergraduate/research/poster/
Date and Time: April 12, 2018 @ Schedule TBA
Location: Lower Level Lobby, Genome Sciences Building

"Biology Undergraduate Research Poster Presentations (BIOL 395)" with Dr. Blaire Steinwand and BIOL 395 undergraduate students
Biology undergraduate researchers will be on hand to answer questions about their research. Posters will be available all week for casual viewing. For updates about dates and times, visit: https://bio.unc.edu/undergraduate/research/poster/
Date and Time: April 13, 2018 @ Schedule TBA
Location: Lower Level Lobby, Genome Sciences Building