Online Summer Experiences

Applying to Graduate School? Looking for an opportunity to learn more about bioinformatics, medical devices, biotech industry, or pharmacy school? Check out these amazing opportunities! These programs are 100%. Candidates should have a personal computer with reliable internet access. Don’t have Wifi?

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Aspire Illinois is an University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Illinois) online program designed to increase the pool of students from populations historically underrepresented in graduate programs at Illinois.  There is no registration fee or cost to participate in the program.  This early application, early admission, and early decision program provides talented students from U.S. populations with an opportunity to visit the University of Illinois campus early in the application process, while simultaneously allowing graduate programs and departments at Illinois to showcase the quality and strength of their programs.”

Aspire Illinois also offers participants who are admitted to an Illinois graduate program an opportunity to receive an Aspire Illinois Fellowship from the University of Illinois Graduate College.

The one-hour Aspire Illinois webinars are scheduled to take place on Monday and Thursday evenings beginning June 15 – August 3, 2020, with a special opportunity to speak with Aspire Illinois Alumni through online discipline-based talks scheduled throughout the week of August 3-7, 2020.
Deadline to Apply: June 7, 2020

Careers Beyond the Bench: Biotech Industry Online Summer Program

“The pharmaceutical and other biomedical industries require an understanding of both business and science to bring lifesaving technologies to market. Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) in Claremont, CA, offers the Careers Beyond the Bench program to provide skills and professional development opportunities for undergraduates interested in careers in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, or other biomedical product industries. The course is entirely online.”

During this challenging and fun three-week summer program, participants will learn about business skills and career opportunities in the biomedical sector, providing an edge for careers beyond the bench in these science-based industries.

Session Dates: 
Session #1: June 15 – July 3
Session #2: July 6 – July 24

Levels: Undergraduates Interested in learning more about the bioscience industry.
Deadline: June 1st for session #1 and June 15th for Session #2

Medical Device Development Bootcamp

Are you interested in learning about the process for designing and manufacturing medical devices. This two week program might be just for you.

Session Dates: 
Session #1: June 15 – June 26
Session #2: July 6 – July 17

Levels: Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors interested in medical devices that are pursuing STEM degrees.
Deadline: June 1st for session #1 and June 15th for Session #2

Clinical Genetics and Bioinformatics Online Summer Program

Are you interested in learning more about human genomics, bioinformatics, genetic counseling and precision medicine? If so, this program might be a good fit for you!

Levels: Undergraduate students
Deadline to Apply: June 12th

Online Pre-Pharmacy Enrichment Summer Program

This five-day online program is designed for students interested in careers in pharmacy. Students will participate in interactive remote classes and activities related to pharmacy practice.

Levels: Undergraduate students & high school seniors thinking about applying to Pharmacy School
Deadline to Apply: June 1st

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