Advising Areas: CSH undergraduates, graduate students and recent alumni
Hilarie Longnecker, MEd leads the Career Center’s efforts to offer career development services to students of the College of Science and Health. Hilarie has over 12 years of experience in career services and has worked with the college since its inception to meet the needs of its students. She holds two degrees from DePaul University, including a Master of Education in Counseling with a focus in College Student Development.
Meet with Hilarie to talk about:
- Exploring career options and understanding the job market
- Engaging in career assessments to identify paths that fit with your personality preferences and interests
- Assessing your values and skills in order to strategically identify and market yourself to employers
- Creating quality job search documents that highlight your strengths with regard to employers’ needs
- Learning about and preparing for graduate school options
Other Advisors You Should Know
To schedule an appointment with Hilarie, call (773) 325-7431 or book online in Handshake. If you are just getting started, or are interested in a resume review, please visit a peer career advisor. Weekly walk-in hours are available.
- Jen Fleming advises Psychology majors.
- Lindsey Burdick is the university's pre-health advisor. Learn more about her services here.
- You may also schedule an appointment with the assistant director of undergraduate research in the college's Office of Advising and Student Services to talk about how to explore research opportunities.
Resources by Career Interest Area
Pre-Health & Nursing
DePaul’s Pre-Health Advising Program offers a well-developed look at the paths and requirements associated with entry into many health professions programs.
This resource also offers an excellent list of recommended volunteer, shadowing, and leadership opportunities. Be sure to register with the Pre-health Program to receive important information about the University’s Pre-Health Advising Committee, information about opportunities, and invitations to events.
For students interested in learning more about career options in the health care field, ExploreHealthCareers.org is a highly recommended resource.
Students interested in a wide variety of healthcare professions, from clinical to administrative, are encouraged to use the micro-site developed for DePaul by LiquidCompass.
Students interested in careers that impact the environment around issues of sustainability, preservation, and education, may find ONET’s The Green Economy page to be helpful. Here, you will find an overview of green sectors and links to detailed descriptions of related occupations.
If you are exploring opportunities in biology-related careers, Kathleen M. Eyster discusses a plethora of options in her article “Career counseling: 101+ things you can do with a degree in biology.
The British Neuroscience Association's career page offers a concise Career Guide for Students that serves as a good starting point for understanding paths within neuroscience.
For a fee of $30, students can join The Society for Neuroscience, which offers articles on a wide range of career and research related articles on their website. There you can learn about paths both at and beyond the lab, as well as access tips for creating a CV and more. (Tip: use the “Refine” option to narrow results to specific industries and settings.)
Chemistry & Physics
The American Chemical Society provides an excellent resource for exploring Chemistry Careers.
Learn about the work of physicists practicing at the bachelor, master, and doctoral levels by visiting the American Physical Society’s collection of professional profiles.
Learn about what mathematicians do via the Mathematical Association of America or the American Mathematical Society. Additionally, We Use Math offers an interesting look at a wide variety of careers that incorporate math.