How do I market a Biology degree for non-related internships?
February 20, 2014 1:54 PM Subscribe
I'm a sophomore biology major but I want to get internships in consulting firms or pharmaceutical companies, both of which are coming to my school tomorrow for career fairs. Unfortunately, I'm a biology major which isn't necessarily the most marketable major in the world. My experience is mainly through clinical research and I held three jobs last summer but none of them are related to the internships I'm looking for.
posted by JYuanZ to Work & Money (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I went to a career fair for startups as a practice for tomorrow and talked with an energy consulting firm, but I don't think my pitch was very strong. It was basically "hi I'm a sophomore at (school)" then proceeded to talk about my time in summer regarding my three jobs... bad idea, not sure if I was well received. It doesn't help that I don't have leadership titles, although I try to convey the leadership-like things I do in work.
I already have some interviews for consulting firms lined up, but I'm not sure how they're going to go especially since I don't have too much experience in the field.
Suggestions on what to say? There are several companies I'm really interested in but I'm worried that my major and lack of business experience is going to hurt.