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May 15, 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? Contact Serena Christianson to learn more. 

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

Stay connected

New express advising hours starting May 14 
Have a quick question to ask an advisor but don't want to wait in line? Your voices have been heard and the summer 2018 express advising schedule begins May 14. Our advising staff is available Tues. - Thurs. for 10- to 15-minute appointments and 30-minute appointments Mon. - Fri.

Schedule same-day express advising appointments in our front office:

  • No Monday express advising
  • Tues.: 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
  • Wed.: 8:30 - 10:30 a.m., 3 - 5 p.m.
  • Thurs.: 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
  • No Friday express advising

Please note these changes:

  • No morning walk-ins will be held on Wed., May 30, due to Freshman Orientation. Afternoon walk-ins will be from 3 - 5 p.m.
  • No morning walk-ins will be held on Thurs., June 28, due to Freshman Orientation. Afternoon walk-ins will be from 2 - 4 p.m. 

Walk-in and Express advising appointments are for:

  • 10 - 15-minute items
  • Adding a minor
  • Approved course/credit overrides
  • Form signatures (Individualized Instruction Form, Concurrent Degree, military paperwork, etc.)
  • General inquiries (front desk or advising can assist)
  • Graduation verification
  • Internship discussions (BIO/HPS/MBB/MIC 484)

Schedule 30-minute appointments for:

  • Academic holds (e.g. off track/e-advisor hold, advising liberal arts)
  • Career options and interview skills
  • Changing a major/adding concurrent major
  • Discussing how to obtain research experience
  • First-time student appointment (freshman/transfer for on-campus/online)
  • Junior check-in
  • Long-term planning 
  • Probation success planning
  • Prospective ASU students
  • Study abroad planning
Undergraduate Research Fellows Program applications due May 18

The SFIS Undergraduate Research Fellows (SURF) Program gives undergraduate students a chance to develop research and critical thinking skills by contributing to a research project on a science and society topic. Apply to gain research experience and earn a stipend or research credits!

This fall, you are invited to work with faculty on researching topics such as experimental stem cell treatments, smart cities, self-driving cars, and displaced refugees in Bangladesh. You'll be able to present your findings at an end-of-semester research symposium.

Research Fellows will choose to receive a stipend ($1,200 per semester) or research credit (2 credits per semester). You will spend five to seven hours per week as a Research Fellow, including a weekly meeting with your faculty mentor.

Details for the Fall 2018 program:

Applications due: 11:59 p.m., Fri., May 18. Research projects start the week of August 20. Questions? Contact Elisha Thompson
200 unique and weird scholarships worth applying for

Looking for unique scholarships based on your interests and career aspirations? Ranging from Horror Writing to The Astronaut Scholarship, check out these "Weird Scholarships" from
Try out the newest Daydream Virtual Reality software

ASU is partnering with Google and Labster to create an online biology degree and you can help! We need students from all disciplines to test the newest Daydream Virtual Reality goggles with the custom Labster lab simulations.

Participants will take surveys, provide feedback and test the technology on the Tempe campus the week of June 4.

Prizes and raffles for Starbucks gift cards will be given away, as well as all participants will get a box lunch. RSVP at:
Featured classes
Summer 2018
Click here for PDF of class list
Fall 2018
Click here for PDF of class list
Research, Study Abroad, Leadership and Academics
May 2018
June 2018
  • New* June 5-8: Labster Virtual Reality Labs Testing, RSVP here

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.
May 2018 Revolving application cycle: Oceans Research Internship with African Campus
Scholarships, awards and grants
Fall 2018
Career advice
An important part of networking is making a connection with someone (find a similarity to help spark a conversation). Connect with someone new on LinkedIn this week. if you don't have a LinkedIn account, schedule an appointment to speak with a Career Advisor who can help you through the process on Handshake.

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 & Professional Development Services
Advising schedule
General academic advising information

Regular academic advising hours
More information
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