The Fred Hutch Science Career Exploration Program is a five-week program designed for students from 2- and 4-year colleges interested in pursuing careers in the biomedical sciences. There are many ways to contribute to scientific research, and this program aims to introduce students to different roles so they can explore which ones align with their interests and skills. Students will attend Fred Hutch one day a week for five weeks, exploring careers in possible areas ranging from Flow Cytometry and Proteomics to Health Economics and Global Oncology. Students will meet experts to learn about their roles and career paths and learn about the science by analyzing a case study. In addition, students will gain professional skills that will help as they prepare to apply for positions, such as building a strong resume. Benefits for participants include developing new professional networks and exposure to a wide array of careers in the biomedical sciences.
2023 Program Schedule: June 28th to July 26th, Wednesdays from 9 am-noon at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center – Preference will be given to applicants able to attend all program days.
Please review the application and formulate your answers to the two short essay questions before you begin the online application. You can paste your answers to the essay questions into the application. Proofread carefully, as you cannot go back into the system after submitting.
Your answers to the short essay questions are critical to your application, so begin early.
The essay questions are your opportunity to share your interest in the program and how your participation will help you pursue your career goals. It is also the section where you can share experiences or unique qualities about yourself that make you a good candidate for the program using specific examples.
The short essays each have 100 to 300-word limits. The 2023 essay prompts are:
1. Tell us about yourself, your background, and your career goals. How do you currently see yourself contributing to science and/or healthcare in the next five years?
2. Why does the Hutch Advance - Research Administration program interest you, and how do you see it helping you progress toward your career goals?
We require two recommendations for your application to be considered. An informative recommendation should come from someone who can highlight your strengths that are relevant to the program, your quality as a student compared to other students, your accomplishments, and how this program will further your academic/career goals.
When requesting a recommendation:
How the recommendation should be submitted:
We require a specific, easy-to-complete online recommendation form. We do not accept free-form letters. In addition to contact information, our form asks your references to:
After you submit your portion of the application:
After submitting the online application, your references will receive an email with a link to the recommendation form.
Should you have immediate questions, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, Attn: Gordon Roble