Career Community: Science and Research

Career Community icon: Science and Research

Science and Research

Science and Research is a career community focused on planning, management, and research in a variety of scientific and technical environments. Positions in this area may include research and development, laboratory/field work, and sales that focus on improving lives by bringing together technology and sciences.

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Personal or general interests that indicate this community might be a good fit:

Science news, NASA, understanding ecosystems, health and medicine, nature, camping, pets, reading, cooking & baking, collecting, Boy/Girl Scouts, creative.

Industries in which
you might seek employment
after graduation:


Careers you might consider
after graduation:

  • Aerospace
  • Animal & Wildlife
  • Biotech & Life Sciences
  • Defense
  • Environmental Services
  • Food & Beverage
  • Forestry
  • Government - Local, State & Federal
  • Healthcare
  • K-12 Education
  • Natural Resources
  • NGO
  • Oil & Gas
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Scientific & Technical Consulting
  • Tourism
  • Veterinary
  • Astronomer
  • Biochemist
  • Biologist
  • Bioinformaticist
  • Biotechnologist
  • Botanist
  • Clinical Trials Manager
  • Consultancy Associate
  • Ecologist
  • Epidemiologist
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Geneticist
  • Horticulturist
  • Laboratory Manager/Director
  • Marine Biologist
  • Medicinal Chemist 
  • Medical Lab Science Technician
  • Medical Science Researcher
  • Microbiologist
  • Pharmaceutical Sales
  • Physicist
  • R&D Scientist 

Meet Your Career Coach:

Richard Fajardo, Career Coach (headshot)

Richard Fajardo, MBA, MA (he/him/his)

Career Coach
(614) 688-2847

Richard has earned degrees in business administration and clinical mental health counseling and worked at six colleges and universities across the state prior to becoming a Buckeye. He enjoys talking with students about their experiences, interests, passions, and skills, connecting them with other professionals and opportunities, and helping them make decisions that will enrich the opportunities throughout their professional journey.  


Jobs and Internships for members of this Career Community

Guides and tip sheets you'll find useful:

  1. Resume tips for Science Majors
  2. Constructing Your Career Plan

Helpful Links for members of this Career Community

Science and Research

Green Jobs 
Focuses on employment in renewable energy worldwide.

AG Careers 
3000+ jobs posted monthly, recruitment targets include students in the natural sciences.

ScienceJobs.Org is an online recruiting / career service for science/research communities and is hosted in association with the The Journal of American Science.

Bio Ohio 
Online job board for bioscience jobs in Ohio.

Sloan Career Cornerstone Center 
Geared toward college students pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, computing, and healthcare.

New Scientist Jobs 
An online source for science and technology jobs. New Scientist Jobs works in partnership with the science and academic community.
In addition to career advice and job tips, this website allows you to search for positions by category, city, or state to find the engineering position for you.

Life Sciences Job Center
Hosted by The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, the Life Sciences Job Center features internship and full-time employment opportunities for candidates with backgrounds in the life sciences.

UG Research @ OSU - Research Positions 
The Office of Undergraduate and Research Inquiry site lists research positions and postings specifically for research being conducted at The Ohio State University. Also provides various events and other resources for undergraduates.

Listings of science and research internships, experiential learning opportunities, academic fellowships and scholarships funded by government and private sector organizations all around the country.

STEM Undergrads 
Resource of all government agencies offering internships and full-time employment in the field of STEM.

Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education is a U.S. Department of Energy asset that is dedicated to enabling critical scientific, research, and health initiatives. This site lists internship, scholarship, and fellowship opportunities in the field.

National Science Foundation
National Science Foundation Research is a government agency that has a list of full-time employment and research opportunities in various areas of science. REU Site consists of a group of ten or so undergraduates who work in the research programs of the host institution.

Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA)
The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of zoos and aquariums in the areas of conservation, education, science, and recreation. Learn more about types of zoo and aquarium jobs and internships as well as relevant education programs.

Industry Connections for Science and Research

If you're an employer that is interested in recruiting from this population of students at The Ohio State University, we've made it easy for you! Assistant Director of Industry Connections Addie Cheney is your point of contact. Addie can help you explore our Career Fairs and Expos, our signature programs, and develop a recruiting strategy to hire from the high-caliber and diverse population of students and recent alumni.

Addie Cheney, Assistant Director of Industry Connections (headshot)

Addie Cheney

Assistant Director of Industry Connections

Addie joined the Career Success team in the fall of 2021. Prior to this, she worked in the international higher education space for more than 12 years.  

Addie has a passion for learning and building international connections, as evidenced by her Bachelor of Arts in German Studies from Miami University, and her Master of Arts in Germanic Languages and Literature from The Ohio State University. Addie has lived, studied and worked abroad, spending a memorable year in Berlin, Germany during her graduate studies.

As part of the Industry Connections team, she will be building and nurturing relationships with businesses, supporting their talent engagement goals and helping them explore and connect with the deep pool of student talent within the College of Arts and Sciences.