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Jobs and internships

Whether you're a student looking for an internship, an alum looking for a job or an employer looking to recruit, Handshake can get you connected.

Did you know you can receive credit for your internship? Contact Serena Christianson to learn more. 

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Gain first-hand experience and earn research credit at the same time in Cao's lab.
Research opportunities in microbial ecology and evolution, microbiomes
Assistant research professor Huansheng Cao is looking for undergraduate researchers interested in microbial ecology and evolution, as well as environmental microbiome research. This is a great opportunity to gain experience in a research lab that qualifies for BIO 495 research credit.

Research areas
  • Microbial ecology and evolution
  • Environmental microbiome research

Number of researchers expected
  • 3 - 5 (sophomore or above)

Specific duties include one or more of these jobs:
  • Cyanobacteria culturing, and physiological and molecular analyses
  • Long-term experimental evolution of cyanobacteria
  • Relationship between lipid composition and temperature in cyanobacteria

Essential requirements
  • General knowledge and skills of microbiology or algae
  • 8-10 hours committed to research each week for one semester or longer

  • Training in microbiology
  • Training in basic bioinformatics
  • Co-authorship in journal publications

Contact Huansheng Cao if you are interested in applying for these openings. His office is located in Life Science E Wing (LSE) Room 411. Contact: email or 480-727-8381.
Express advising will be available Mon. - Thurs. beginning Jan. 16.
Express Advising starts Jan. 16
Have a quick question to ask an advisor but don't want to wait in line? Your voices have been heard and express advising begins Jan. 16. Our advising staff will be available Monday - Thursday for 10-15 minute appointments.

Schedule same-day express advising appointments in our office during these times:
  • Monday:        8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., 3 – 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday:     10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday:  8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., 3 – 5 p.m.
  • Thursday:    10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Walk-in and Express advising appointments are for 10-15 minute items including:
  • General inquiries (front desk or advising can assist)
  • Form signatures (Individualized Instruction Form, Concurrent Degree, military paperwork, etc.)
  • Internship discussions (BIO/HPS/MBB/MIC 484)
  • Approved course/credit overrides
  • Adding minor
  • Graduation verification
  • Course recommendations-semester only

Students should schedule 30-minute appointments for:
  • Long-term planning (or any planning besides the next semester)
  • Study Abroad planning
  • First-time student appointment (freshman/transfer for ground/online)
  • Probation success planning
  • Junior check-in
  • Academic holds (e.g. off track/e-advisor hold, advising liberal arts)
  • Changing a major/adding a concurrent major
  • Prospective ASU students
  • Discussion on how to obtain research
  • Career options, practicing interview skills, etc.
Academic advising information
Featured classes - Spring 2018
Click the hyperlinks to see accompanying course marketing material, if provided.
ART 394: Art Classes for Non-Majors
Art classes for any ASU student. No experience or prerequisites necessary. Classes include illustration, jewelry making, fibers, painting and wood.
Day/s: Class: Fri,, time vary
Credits: 3
Component/s: Lecture
Class # click link above

BIO 294: Introduction to Evolutionary Medicine
This course introduces the basics of evolutionary medicine. Topics ranging from the evolution of antibiotic resistance, to aging, obesity and cancer will be discussed using an evolutionary framework to better understand how these issues came to be, and what can be done to prevent, treat and mitigate these conditions.
Day/s: Tues. and Thurs., 1:30 - 2:45 p.m.
Credits: 3
Component/s: Lecture
Class #24154

BIO 400: Neuroscience at King’s College London: Interdisciplinary Studies of Sustainable Plasticity in the Brain
Learn about development and aging of the human brain, including the history of studies that go back over two centuries at academic institutions in London. Visit a 19th-century surgery theatre at Kings College London, hear from researchers who study neurodegeneration and take a trip to the Gordon Museum of Pathology. Immerse yourself in the history and culture of London by visiting its well-known sites and soaking up all this major metropolitan city has to offer.*
*This program is part of the ASU PLuS Alliance.
Day/s: Class: TBA; Study abroad: May 11 - 21, 2018
Credits: 3
Component/s: Lecture
Class #30694
** If you are looking to go the study abroad component of this trip, you will also need to register for BIO 494: Special Topics: Sustainable Plasticity in the Brain 

BIO 427: Fire
This class is a general introduction to fire on Earth, from the lightning bolt to the SUV. Taught by world-renowned fire expert Stephen Pyne, this course includes discussions on fire’s evolution in Earth's system, the long history of fire and humanity, and fire in modern America.
Day/s: Class: Tues. and Thurs., 9 - 10:15 a.m.
Credits: 3
Component/s: Lecture
Class #28333

MAT/BIO 394: Data Analysis and Computation in Neuroscience
In this course, you will explore neuroscience datasets from physiology, anatomy and psychology, and learn how to extract, transform and visualize these data to communicate with scientists and the public. You will also learn how to determine what the data are telling us, and just as importantly what they aren’t. Some of the work will involve running and even writing small computer programs, although no computer science prerequisites are required or expected.
Day/s: Mon. and Wed.; 9 - 10:15 a.m.
Credits: 1-4
Component/s: Lecture
Class #30606

BIO/HPS 494, BIO/HPS 591: Embryo Project Illustration
The Embryo Project Encyclopedia (EP) is an open source, online encyclopedia that publishes articles about reproductive health and embryology. If selected, you will gain experience working for the EP, facilitating client meetings, setting prices and timelines for projects, researching and creating scientific images, developing a digital portfolio and publishing.  Instructor approval (Anna Guerrero) is required. To apply, visit the Center for Biology and Society in Life Sciences C-Wing room 284. 
Day/s: Tuesdays, 3 - 5 p.m.
Credits: Varies
Component/s: Lecture
Class # contact instructor for more information
Course application

BIO 314: Research Colloquium in Biology and Society I
Students work out a plan for an independent research project and write a research prospectus to allow them to carry out the work. This course is appropriate for students who seek independent research experience, whether through an honors thesis or another avenue, and want to be prepared. Each student will identify a mentor for the project, do background literature searching and planning by articulating a driving question and appropriate research methods. This is not for students who want to fit into an existing lab project that is already well-defined but is for those who want an independent experience working with a mentor. Senior biology and society majors help serve as peer mentors to guide your planning and give hints about what works and what to avoid.    
Day/s: Tuesday, 3 - 4:55 p.m.
Credits: 2
Component/s: Lecture
Class #17366
BIO/MCB/MIC/NEU 494/591: Biotechnology: Viruses as Tools
This course provides a broad overview, plus in-depth exploration of specific examples of viruses used as biotechnology tools. Approximately one-quarter of the course will cover basic molecular virology (virus particles, virus genomes, viral genome replication, and mRNA expression tactics), with enough depth to understand how viruses are engineered as tools. The following three-quarters of the course will delve into specific examples of viruses used as research tools and clinical therapeutics, including viruses as vaccine platforms, gene therapy vectors, inflammation and immunotherapeutics, oncolytic cancer treatments, and with a particular focus on neuroscience applications. 
Day/s: Mon. and Wed., 10:45 a.m. - noon
Credits: 3
Component/s: Lecture
Class #31448, 31447, 31831, 31828, 31832, 31829, 31830, 31827

BIO/HPS/MBB/MIC 484: Internships
Looking to get hands-on experience outside of ASU? By securing an internship (on your own), you may receive up to 6 credits to use in your major. Contact Serena Christianson for information.
Day/s: independent study
Credits: 1-6 
Component/s: iCourse
Class #10130, 10336, 10426, 12184

ENG/WST/REL 494: Health Humanities Lab
This course introduces a variety of disciplinary theoretical-methodological tools for studying health, medicine and healthcare. Students will design interdisciplinary collaborative group projects that engage and critique contemporary questions and critical issues pertaining to health, medicine and wellbeing.
Day/s: Mon., Wed., 3 - 4:15 p.m.
Credits: 3
Component/s: Lecture
Class #31405, 29400, 31712

FIS 201: Innovation in Society
In the modern age, governments, multinational corporations and civil society movements have rallied around the idea that innovation is necessary for the maintenance of health, prosperity and the good life in general. Examine the vast implications of this promise, the reasons why it is so powerful and explanations for why it falls short. You will also examine what innovation is, who funds it and why some innovations succeed while others fail. This course links innovation with society to see how change happens in different places and how diverse populations are impacted.
Day/s: Tues., Thurs., 1:30 - 2:45 p.m.
Credits: 3
Component/s: Lecture
Class #27582

FIS 394: The Moviegoer's Guide to the Future
This course takes a hard look at how we might really mess up the future with science and technology, and how we can develop new technologies in ways that improve lives without causing harm - all through watching and discussing a bunch of kick-ass science fiction movies. Movies discussed include Jurassic ParkGhost in the Shell, Never Let Me Go, Minority Report, Ex Machina, The Day After Tomorrow and Contact. Through these and other movies, we'll dive into the increasingly complex relationship between science, technology and society, and begin exploring how, through understanding this relationship better, we can help build a better technological future for everyone.
Day/s: Tuesday; 4:30 - 7:15 p.m.
Credits: 3
Component/s: Lecture
Class #27597

LIA 194: Discovery Seminar Courses
College is a time for exploration, self-discovery and personal reflection. Start your Sun Devil journey with a Discovery Seminar - a small, engaging one-credit course designed exclusively for first-year students. These 10 courses are available for you to enroll in session A, B, or C.
Day/s: Varies
Credits: 1
Component/s: Lecture
Class # follow link above

LSC 363: Genes, Race, Gender and Society
This class helps you think more deeply about two important topics rooted in biology, chemistry and sociology: race and gender. This course is designed to open your eyes to highly charged topics in humanity that can often be studied from several different angles, including science, sociology, justice, history, etc.
Day/s: Mon. and Wed.: 9 - 10:15 a.m.
Credits: 3
Component/s: Lecture
Class #23536

POR 101: Elementary Portuguese
POR 101 is designed for students with no experience with Portuguese. Along with POR 201, it builds the foundation to pursue the Certificate in Brazilian Studies. Classroom activities simulate real-life situations such as ordering at a restaurant and shopping for clothes.
Day/s: Mon. and Wed.: 12:15 - 1:30 p.m., Tues. and Thurs. Noon - 2:50 p.m.
Credits: 5
Component/s: Lecture
Class #12575
Click the links for information on academics, research, scholarships and grants, student organizations, leadership development, study abroad, career events and internship opportunities.
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Career advice
Do you know about the Career Café? We have open Q&A time with College of Liberal Arts and Sciences career advisors in ChangeMaker (MU) hosted the first Thursday of every month. Stop by to get your questions answered (and for the free coffee and cookies)!
Monica Ware, Career Advisor

Read the Handshake flier

*Drop-in career advising hours:
  • Mon./Wed. 3 - 5 p.m.
  • Tues./Thurs. 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m
  • Fri. 1 - 5 p.m.
Connect with Career Services
Advising resources
  • Handshake – ASU’s career platform where you can search and apply for internships and jobs; view upcoming career events, workshops and webinars; and schedule advising appointments (in-person, virtually or over the phone). Sign in today to access your free, pre-created account.
  • Online Chat – Log on and ask career-related questions. Available Mon. – Fri., 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Drop-In Career Advising (all students/alumni) – Students and alumni have the opportunity to meet with a career advisor without an appointment each day. 
  • Career Interest Area Newsletters – If you have activated your Handshake profile, you may select 'YourCareer Interest Area'(s) to receive a monthly newsletter from each Career Interest Area advisor. These monthly newsletters feature upcoming events, interesting jobs and internships, and articles tailored to your specific career interest area.
  • Career Milestones – You can track your professional and career goals with Career Milestones on your MyASU. The amazing thing about this resource is that it is unique to your process and is not linear. This feature is located under Campus Services in the Career Services box. See URL for video.
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