Career Exploration and Development

Medical, Global Health and STEM

The goal of the Medical, Global Health, and STEM Career Community is to connect students who have an interest in these fields with opportunities that will allow them to explore their interests and chart their own pathway to a career of their choice.

A in a white sweater adjusts an EEG cap on a student, who is seated in an office chair in front of a computer keyboard. The cap is off-white with pink and yellow nodes and wires coming out of it.
Electroencephalogram is used in a variety of ways in the cognitive sciences to examine the structures and processes that underlie a creature’s ability to think and reason. Here a student adjusts an EEG cap before conducting an assessment.
Photo credit: Jennifer Manna

The analytic skills and interdisciplinary understanding you’ve developed at Oberlin combined with the Obie passion for making a positive impact position you well to pursue medical, global health, and STEM careers.

Samantha RohnerSamantha Rohner serves as Assistant Director for Career Readiness and advisor to the Medical, Global Health and STEM Career Community. She is also liaison to the integrative concentrations in Data Science and Global Health and oversees CED’s Senior Launch Program.

Schedule an appointment with Samantha (Career Exploration and Development - Medical, Global Health and STEM Career Advising).

The following pages include information regarding local experiences and summer programs that may be of interest to students in the Medical, Global Health, and STEM Career Community.

Local Clinical and Public Health Experiences

Summer Opportunities for Medical, Global Health, and STEM Students

As an Oberlin graduate pursuing a career in the medical, global health, or STEM field, you will have many post-graduate opportunities. See below for links to fellowships, gap year programs, and more resources.

Post-Graduate Opportunities in Medical, Global Health, and STEM

Connect with alumni through OberLink, Oberlin's student-alumni networking platform. Join the Career Community for Medical, Global Health, and STEM to engage with members from all over the world in various health- and STEM-related fields.

The following list provides a variety of rescources related to medical, global health, and STEM, including professional organizations and job boards.

Some of the many possible opportunities within this sector are:



  • Physician
  • Nurse
  • Therapist
  • Pharmacist
  • Dentist 
  • Veterinarian
  • Midwife
  • Physician Assistant
  • Optometrist
  • Clinical psychologist
  • Licensed counselor

Public Health

  • Health educator
  • Community health worker
  • Occupational health and safety specialist
  • Public health nurse
  • Public health analyst
  • Emergency management specialist 
  • Epidemiologist
  • Health researcher
  • Medical social worker

Global Health

  • Field consultant
  • Program evaluator
  • Refugee health organizations
  • International, governmental or non-governmental health organizations
  • Organization development specialist 
  • Disaster relief specialist
  • Policy analyst
  • Aid worker
  • Pharmaceutical sales and marketing
  • Epidemiologist
  • Research design, administration, and grants management

Medical, Global Health and STEM Jobs & Internships

Below is a sampling of jobs and internships currently posted for Obies. Log in to Handshake to explore all of the available opportunities.

Science Resources

Below are some of the resources we recommend for funding medicine-related scientific projects and finding new opportunities, including technical laboratory positions.