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June 25, 2018

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Jobs, Research and internships

Whether you're a student looking for an internship or a research position, 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? Review our internship page for more information. 

Interested in learning about research opportunities? Contact the School of Life Sciences Undergraduate Advising Office for more information.

Stay connected


Mike Angilletta
Professor and Senior Sustainability Scholar
Associate Director of undergraduate programs, School of Life Sciences
Online students: You're invited!
Virtual Face-to-Face with professor Angilletta

Join us for “happy hour” and let's talk science with ASU online biological sciences professor, Mike Angilletta. Angilletta also oversees the undergraduate programs in the School of Life Sciences.

He teaches a number of courses in the online biological sciences degree, including the popular course “Why People Lie, Cheat and Steal.” His research focuses on animal populations and their adaptation to climate change.

During this virtual networking session, participants will meet other students, build their network, ask questions, and discuss current trends in biology.

Date: June 29
Time: 5 - 6 p.m. (MST time)
Sign up: Follow this link to participate.

It's free!
Discover how anxiety affects learning for science students
School of Life Sciences researchers Katelyn Cooper, Virginia Downing and associate professor Sara Brownell, published their research findings on "The influence of active learning practices on student anxiety in large-enrollment college science classrooms" in the International Journal of STEM Education.   

Learn more about the study.
Three $1,000 scholarships: due date approaching
Woorke, a digital media company, is awarding three $1,000 scholarships to three currently-enrolled college students. Applicants will submit of an essay on "How to Become a Better Student" (in addition to meeting other specific requirements).

Application due: July 31
Award recipients announced: August 15

More information 

Sharon Hall
Associate professor
School of Life Sciences
Co-Director, Environmental Life Sciences PhD program

Nature at ASU launches new website

Professor Sharon Hall has developed a new website for Nature at ASU, a professional development group for students interested in environmental science majors and careers. The website also features professor Hall's research and publications, a great source for you to learn more about her background and experience.

To learn about Nature at ASU and the Biological Sciences (Conservation Biology & Ecology concentration) program, you're invited to email professor Hall. 
Featured classes
Summer 2018
PDF of class list here
Updated May 1, 2018
Fall 2018
PDF of class list here.
Updated June 23, 2018
June 2018
Fall 2018 (no specific date provided)
Sept. 2018
Oct. 2018
Research, study abroad, leadership and academics
June 2018
  • June 26: Complete Session A withdrawal deadline

July 2018
  • July 2: Last day to drop a Session B course without college approval
  • New* July 4: Independence Day - University closed
  • July 15: Applications close for Foreign Language and Area (FLAS) Studies fellowship awards 
  • July 10: Complete Session C withdrawal deadline
  • July 19: Course withdrawal deadline for Session B
August 2018
  • Aug. 9: Complete Session B withdrawal deadline
  • New* Aug. 16: Session A and C courses start for Fall 2018
  • New* Aug. 17: Last day to add/drop a Session A Fall 2018 course without college approval
  • New* Aug. 22: Last day to add/drop a Session C Fall 2018 course without college approval

Fall 2018
Internships and jobs
ASU’s career platform — search and apply for internships and jobs; find career events, workshops and webinars; and schedule advising appointments (in-person, virtually or over the phone). Sign in to access your free, pre-created account.

Revolving application cycle: Oceans Research Internship with African Campus
Scholarships, awards and grants
July 2018
Fall 2018
Career advice

Amanda Butkiewicz
Career Advisor
Natural Sciences

Schedule an appointment with Amanda through Handshake.
Do you know what to include in a cover letter? Watch this short video for some tips and tricks on how to write an excellent cover letter. 

Drop-in career advising hours:

The Futures Center (Summer 2018)
  • Mon. 11:00 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Tues. 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
  • Wed. 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Thurs. 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Student Services Building (Summer 2018):
  • Mon./Wed. 3 - 5 p.m.
  • Tues./Thurs. 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m
  • Fri. 1 - 5 p.m.
Connect with Career and Professional Development Services
Advising information
General academic advising information

Regular academic advising hours
More information

Study Abroad walk-in advising
11 a.m. - 1 p.m., LSA 189
  • Aug. 21, 28
  • Sept. 11, 25
  • Oct. 16, 30
  • Nov. 13, 27
Every Friday
Reserve time to talk with a BASIS.ed recruiter and learn about a career in science education

Career and Professional Development Services walk-in advising
11 a.m. - 1 p.m., LSA 189
  • Sept. 4, 6
  • Oct. 2, 4
  • Nov. 6, 8
  • Dec. 4, 6
If you are an incoming freshman (fall 2018)
To schedule an advising appointment, please schedule it with the First Year Center, not with the School of Life Sciences advising team. To contact them, call 480-965-3391 and press #1 to book your appointment with one of our freshman advisors.
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