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The Science of Networking

Thursday, April 19, 2018: 4 – 5 pm

The Department of Biology and VCU Career Services present a workshop for STEM students in Harris Hall, Room 4153, focusing on networking skills.  Learn about successful introductions and first impressions, elevator pitches, effective interaction at conferences or other professional events, and maintaining communication with new contacts. All students are welcome. Please contact bioadvising@vcu.edu with questions.


VCU-PREP is a post-baccalaureate research program that aims to increase the number of underrepresented PhD students in the US (for example, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, students with disabilities, etc). In the program, students participate in an intensive mentored research experience in an area of biomedical research of their choice, and receive coaching and preparation to take the GRE and apply to PhD programs. Additional program information is included in our brochure on the VCU Center on Health Disparities website at http://www.healthdisparities.vcu.edu/. The on-line application is also available there, under the Research & Training tab under Apply Now.

The applicant must be a US citizen, permanent resident, or US national to be eligible for the VCU-PREP program. Applicants must have earned a baccalaureate degree or its equivalent at the time of enrollment (July 1, 2016), and no more than 36 months prior to their selection for participation. An undergraduate cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 is generally expected for VCU-PREP scholars.

The application should include: undergraduate transcripts, 3 letters of recommendation from teachers or research mentors, and a personal statement demonstrating a commitment to a career in biomedical research. The supplementary materials (letters and transcripts) can be sent by email to cohdtraining@vcuhealth.org.

The deadline to receive your application, transcripts and letters of reference is March 15, 2016.  

If you have questions about the application process, please contact Ms. Khiana Meade at cohdtraining@vcuhealth.org.

If you have questions about research in the biomedical sciences at VCU, please contact the VCU-PREP Program Director, Dr. Joyce Lloyd, at joyce.lloyd@vcuhealth.org.

Click here to learn more about PREP

Science & Health Fair: Monroe Park Campus

Science Health Fair MPC

We’ve invited representatives from the region’s top science and healthcare organizations for three hours of career-focused networking on the Monroe Park campus.

Connect with employers and organizations seeking undergraduate science and pre-health students for full-time or experiential opportunities in the health and science fields. Plus, learn about graduate programs on the MCV Campus.

  • Chippenham & Johnston-Willis Hospitals – HCA
  • Eastern Virginia Medical School – Medical Master’s Program
  • Eastern Virginia Medical School–MPH Program
  • Home Care Delivered
  • Pharmaceutical Product Development, Inc. (PPD)
  • The Daily Planet
  • U.S. Navy
  • VCU Division for Health Sciences Diversity
  • VCU School of Allied Health Professions / Dean’s Office
  • VCU School of Dentistry
  • VCU School of Nursing/Office of the Dean
  • VCU School of Pharmacy

No registration is necessary. Visit anytime between 2:00 and 5:00 pm.

We strongly encourage you to dress professionally and bring several copies of your resume. For more information, contact careers@vcu.edu or call 804-828-1645.

UROP Poster Symposium for Undergraduate Research

Organized by the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) and part of VCU Student Research Weeks, the annual VCU Poster Symposium for Undergraduate Research and Creativity is a wonderful opportunity for students to present their research endeavors and creative scholarship to their academic peers, members of the VCU faculty, community members, and friends and family.  All undergrads from every discipline are encouraged to present and attend.  Presentations may be for completed research projects, completed papers, or research in progress.

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Part-Time Job Fair

Job Fair

Networking 101 with VABio

Networking 101 with VABio

11/18/2015 5:00 PM – 11/18/2015 7:00 PM

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Join VCU Career Services and the membership of VABio for a networking workshop and reception. During the first 30 minutes, we’ll show you the ins and outs of networking and offer  tips on how to approach large networking events.

Then practice what you’ve learned with representatives from the VABio during a networking in the lobby. Refreshments graciously provided by MCV Graduate Student Programming Board.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED: http://www.vabio.org/events/event_details.asp?id=699014&group=

About VABio:

VABio is the premier statewide non-profit trade association representing 200 life sciences industry organizations in the Commonwealth of Virginia. VaBiobio serves as pharmaceutical and device industries advocates before federal, state and local policy-makers.