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Every week, we highlight a few positions that we think you'll find interesting. Learn more by checking out each pick on Handshake. While you're there, see what other interesting opportunities you find! Handshake is a great way to start exploring your career options and it is also the best way to stay informed on what you need to know as a job or internship seeker while you're a student here at U of M. Besides housing job & internship opportunities, Handshake also contains information about employer presentations, career fairs, work-shops, and on-campus interviews.


Andree Joyaux, Recruitment Coordinator

ANDREE'S PICK: Rotational Program in Early-Phase Drug Discovery at AstraZeneca
APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 6, 2018

If you want to use your science degree in industry, this is the position for you! 

This is an opportunity to apply your love of science and your passion for health to the business side of a leading pharmaceutical company. The program includes three 8-month rotations at three AstraZeneca locations (Boston, Sweden and the United Kingdom) in different functional areas. So you gain a breadth of experience while also building relationships with colleagues across the company. 

What's more, AstraZeneca is one of only a few pharma/biotech companies to span the entire value chain of a medicine from start to finish -- all the way from drug discovery, to early development and then late-stage development, and continuing to manufacturing and distribution of the final product. After this kind of experience, you will have learned a great deal about the pharma industry and had experience at a top company which you can then leverage into your next position -- either at AstraZeneca or another employer. 

AstraZeneca is active in more than 100 countries with a growing presence in emerging markets such as China, Brazil, Mexico and Russia. AZ employs 59,000+ people and invests over $4 billion in research & development each year.

I found this by searching "Employers" in Handshake for AstraZeneca. First, I Googled a list of the top 20 pharma/biotech companies in the country and then I searched for each company by name in Handshake to see what kinds of positions they posted for U-M students. There are lots!

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Mariella Mecozzi, Senior Assistant Director, Pre-Professional Services

Mariella's staff pick

MARIELLA'S PICK: U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research Summer Internship Program at ORAU/ORISE - Maryland Office
APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 31, 2017

If working at the nation's premier military trauma research institute on research aimed to improve the care of injured military service members and society at large intrigues you, check this paid internship program out. All interns must have completed at least their first year class requirements for a bachelor’s degree with an overall GPA of 3.5 of higher, ideally in a STEM field. Selected candidates will be compensated $2,750 per month.

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Dr. Clarence Anthony, Jr., Career Coach

Clarence's Staff Pick

DON'S PICK: Senior Machine Learning Engineer at Entefy Inc
APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 31, 2017

Are you a graduate student in the STEM field that has experience with coding languages and wants to work for a cool company in the San Fransisco Bay Area? If so, then this is a great opportunity for you! What I personally believe is cool about this job is that it focuses on the interaction between communication and digital interaction, and uses computer programming skills! Check this out!

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