Careers & Entrepreneurship

As you plan for your future, the College of Natural Sciences has people here to help you prepare throughout your four years.

Help on your Path to the Future

Just as academic advisors and peer mentors support your journey through UT, we have coaches who will help you think about what comes next and set you up for success in your next chapter—whether that’s a job, graduate school, professional school, a start-up or a service opportunity.

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Health Professions Office

This office is here to help pre-health students better prepare for their applications to professional schools. Pre-Health Professions Coaches provide students with strategic coaching and relevant resources. Determine next steps as you progress toward individual goals with help from coaches who provide a supportive environment for exploring your path to a health professions career.

The office:

  • Provides guidance through walk-ins and individual appointments
  • Offers 24/7 access to extensive pre-health professions resources through its website
  • Serves students from all undergraduate majors
  • Hosts an annual Health Professions Fair featuring schools and programs from Texas
  • Connects Health Professions Peer Coaches with high schoolers who are prospective students by appointment

Visit the Health Professions Office

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Career Services

The College of Natural Sciences Career Services Office provides a variety of services and programs to empower students in career exploration, experiential learning, professional development and networking participation. The office also serves as a resource to employers by facilitating opportunities to connect with and recruit CNS students and alumni. The office:

  • Hosts career fairs every semester, bringing 200+ employers to campus to hire students for jobs and internships
  • Offers appointments and drop-ins about career exploration, how to find jobs and internships, resumé reviews, cover letter reviews, planning for graduate school, interview prep and mock interviews
  • Provides many resources and career information through its website, workshops, panels, employer info sessions and networking events
  • Helps students prepare for graduate school programs (except those covered by the Health Professions Office)

Visit CNS Career Services

Inventors Program

In the Inventors Program, CNS students tackle real-life challenges for impact. They learn about innovation, develop team-based products and services and get paid in internships. They launch new opportunities and take part in intensive problem-solving sessions. 

Most students begin by registering for the Inventors Program Practicum Course, which also satisfies some requirements for an entrepreneurship minor. The program:

  • Offers opportunities to get course credit while working with industry and community partners
  • Supports participants after course completion in continuing to work as a team on the product or service developed in the program
  • Helps students pursue other course credit and competitive fellowships, complete the entrepreneurship minor and secure industry internships
  • Engages students with startup resources at UT and in Austin, such as Longhorn Startup, which provides access to mentoring from successful entrepreneurs

Visit the Inventors Program