Does anyone know of any genetic counseling shadowing or internship opportunities in the greater Philadelphia area?
I'm a junior biology major and am hoping to apply to grad school next year.
When I was exploring genetic counseling as a career, I called counselors in my region from the organization NSGC.org. After they agreed to let me interview them about their career (5-10 min) I asked if they knew of any shadow opportunities. Eventually I found one! Also try to connect with program directors at schools you are considering and ask them for any suggestions (after you do the steps above).
Michelle recommends the following next steps:
If you haven't already done so, I would recommend checking with the career counseling center at your college, the biology department office, your academic advisor, and some of your biology professors.
Also does your college have an alumni careers network? My alma mater does and offers undergraduates shadowing and internship opportunities. Even if your college doesn't, they may be able to connect you to alumni working in genetic counseling.
Martha recommends the following next steps: