Biochemistry Advising Information

Fall Drop-In Advising Hours:
Map of campus near the Department of BiochemistryTuesdays 9am-11am
Thursdays 2pm-4pm
*Drop-ins cancelled on:
Tuesday, September 26

Thursday, October 5
Thursday, November 23 (Thanksgiving holiday)*

1142C Biochemistry Building, 420 Henry Mall (red building on map)
*Drop-in advising is for quick questions, forms, etc. — no more than 15 minutes in length*

 

Photo of Kendra Gurnee, Department of Biochemistry Undergraduate Advisor

 

To declare the major, discuss future course selection, or make a four year plan, schedule an appointment with the undergraduate advisor, Kendra Gurnee. Continuing students must have a 2.5 previous semester GPA in order to declare the major. Use email (kgurnee@wisc.edu) or drop-in hours for quick questions that do not require a half-hour appointment.
 

Want research experience but don't know how to start?

The best way to get involved in a biochemistry research laboratory is to be engaged in your coursework and talk with professors whose work interests you. Peruse faculty members’ online profiles to learn more about their work and don’t be afraid to reach out. This article with advice can be a great resource. If you need more help getting started, Wisconsin Institute for Science Education and Community Engagement (WISCIENCE) has an online guide that can help. Students can also explore the Student Job Center website for paid research and lab positions.

Looking for more course info, academic advice, or career counseling?

Be sure to try the BioCommons site for their many resources, such as advice on how to get even more out of your science training, as well as the Center for Pre-Health Advising and preparations for graduate school.

Looking for a real job after graduation?

The university has plenty of resources to help you find the right job after graduation. The College of Agricultural and Life Sciences and College of Letters and Science both have helpful career offices. They have everything from job listings and information about companies to advice on resume writing and interviewing. The undergraduate advisor is also a good resource.