Career & Professional Development

The University of Arizona has many helpful resources to prepare you for life after graduation, whether you’re interested in graduate school or starting your career directly after earning your bachelor’s degree. Our graduates go on to careers in a wide range of areas, from private firms to research institutions to governmental organizations.

Job opportunities are abundant for people who major through the School of Plant Sciences. Our graduates find work as botanists, environmental scientists, researchers, food scientists, microbiologists, agronomists, and so much more. In fact, employment in the fields of life, physical and social sciences is projected to grow faster than average for all occupations through 2029, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. In 2022, people who pursued careers in these fields earned a median annual salary of $74,330.

CALES Career Center

Staff at the College of Agriculture, Life & Environmental Sciences Career Center provide career and professional development services specific to members of the college, which includes the School of Plant Sciences.

Services include:

  • Resume and cover letter support
  • Mock interviews
  • Exclusive internship and job postings
  • Professional development workshops
  • Resources for graduate school planning

Faculty Mentorship

As a student in the School of Plant Sciences, you have an opportunity to be paired with one of our world-class faculty members, who will guide you in your academic and career growth. If you are interested in learning more about the faculty mentorship program, contact your academic advisor.

Student Engagement and Career Development

The Student Engagement and Career Development Office supports career success for every student at the University of Arizona. Program areas include leadership and career education, employer and alumni engagement, and student engagement.

Services include:

  • Experiences that range from mock interviews to career fairs.
  • Workshops on how to build your resume, prepare for a job interview, and how to plan for graduate or professional schools.