There’s no greater way to satisfy your curiosity than by jumping in and getting your feet wet. The Department of Biochemistry has relationships with reputable and exciting companies looking for inquisitive and ambitious students to fulfill internship roles, in addition to research experiences available in UNL and other university labs. If you are pre-health, the Explore Center will assist you in finding volunteer and job shadow experiences to help make you a competitive candidate for professional school.
“I changed majors from Chemical Engineering to Biochemistry in my sophomore year and completed UCARE research in Dr. Don Weeks’s lab. That real-world experience helped me get a job after graduation in the biotech industry. I loved my upper level biochemistry classes because that’s where everything came together. Currently, I study the point of interaction between microbial and human metabolism in the intestinal tract at Washington University in St. Louis for my PhD. All of my time at Nebraska helped me get to this point and I’m so thankful.”