Stonehill science students participate in highly competitive and prestigious summer research programs, working in university and industry labs across the country and around the world. Recent experiences include:
- National Science Foundation REU at Fordham University
- Judith P. Sulzberger Internship Program at the Institut Pasteur in Paris
- Harvard Stem Cell Institute Summer Program
- New England Primate Research Center Summer Training Program
- Pediatric oncology experience at St. Jude’s Research Hospital
- SEA Semester student research projects
- SUCCESS Medical Research Program at Ohio State University
S.U.R.E. is an opportunity for students who have completed their first year at Stonehill to perform full-time, high-quality research over the summer under the guidance of an expert faculty researcher. The experience includes weekly lunches, postgraduate career seminars, program-wide outings and a student poster session in the fall.
- Danielle Garceau '15 worked with Irvin Pan, assistant professor of biology, on "Identification and Characterization of Cold-Tolerant Crop Plants for Four-Season Harvesting."
- Alex Tavares '15 worked with Bronwyn Bleakley, associate professor of biology, on "Influence of the Lateral Line Organ on Cooperative Antipredator Behaviors in Poecilia reticulata."
Stonehill students have interned at:
- American Academy of Pediatrics
- Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
- Boston Equine Associates
- Buttonwood Park Zoological Society
- Cubist Pharmaceuticals
- Good Samaritan Medical Center
- Harvard Medical School and VA Center
- Mountain Lake Biological Station
- Mystic Aquarium
- Natural Resources Trust of Easton
- New England Aquarium
- Orthopedic Care Specialists
- Various dental and medical offices
Career Services Resources for Students
The Office of Career Services offers extensive assistance to students seeking employment, pursuing advanced studies or participating in postgraduate service opportunities. By completing internships and utilizing mentors, students are empowered to build lifelong career management skills.
Biology-specific career resources
- Extensive on-campus recruiting program for internships and entry-level jobs
- Annual career fairs
- Various industry-specific career lunches – biotech and pharmaceuticals
- Alumni Career Dinner – Biology Society
- 89 active alumni mentors
Shields Science Center
Studying biology at Stonehill provides the opportunity to participate in original research working with accomplished faculty in a $34 million, 89,000-square-foot state-of-the-art science center using equipment normally available only to graduate students.
Marine Studies Consortium
Comprising 15 Massachusetts universities and colleges, the Consortium offers several marine-related courses in Boston that attract undergraduate students from schools throughout the area.