Associate Professor of Biology
Coordinator: Veterinary Studies Program
Coordinator: Program for Undergraduate Research (PURE)
Fridays 12:30 - 1:20 pm, LSF 207
Instructor: Dr. Tamatha Barbeau; LSF 204J
Web: people.fmarion.edu/tbarbeau (follow link to Senior Seminar)
Office Hours: by appointment
Additional info for seniors:
The FMU Registrar's office is no longer sending students the 90 hr evaluation. It is now YOUR responsibility to make an appointment with the Registrar's office once you have reached 87 credit hours and qualify as a senior. This information is stated on your Portal page just before the "courses required for the Biology major" is located. You must have a coursework review completed by the registrar's office to confirm that you are, in fact, taking the required courses and required number of credit hours in order to graduate on time.
When you hit a critical number of hours (87), your Patriot Portal page will post the invitation to make an appointment with the Registrar's office appears AND you will also receive an email from the Registrar with the same request.
1. Attendance and participation - you cannot miss more than two classes (with verified excuse)! Attendance is recorded. If you know ahead of time that you need to miss a class please contact me. If you miss a class unexpectedly on the day an assignment was due you must provide me with the excuse and you must get that assignment in to me no later than 1 week from the date of your absence or else you will receive a zero. For all writing assignments, spelling and grammar DO COUNT! (C'mon, you're seniors now!)
and submit a copy of your resumé to me.
the Biology Exit Exam. (Required for seniors planning to graduate this
spring. Seniors graduating in fall must contact Dr. Ann Stoeckmann (email@example.com)
to schedule when you need to take this exam.
|Complete Biology Exit Exam||50|
|Grading Scale||90 - 100% A||75 - 79.4% C+||60 - 64.4% D|
|85 - 89.4% B+||70 - 74.4% C||< 60% F|
|80 - 84.4% B||65 - 69.4% D+|
|Date & Topic||Resources / Links:|
Introduction to Senior Seminar: What Do I Do Now?
[Complete Senior Surveys]
you haven't already, "like" FMU's
US Dept. of Labor: Occupational Outlook Handbook is a GREAT
place to start looking for a large listing of biology and healthcare related
jobs, and the site tells you average expected pay, educational requirement,
and the expected job growth for a large listing of career choices!
For Healthcare jobs: US Dept. of Labor: Occupational Outlook Handbook for Healthcare jobs, 2020
South Carolina State Government e-recruit system (http://jobs.sc.gov)
See for state and/or government jobs in South Carolina
USDA - ARS website, and Careers at the USDA - ARS
Careers in the Biological Sciences (American Institute of Biological Sciences) - www.aibs.org/careers/
For Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Jobs: US Dept. of Labor: Occupational Outlook Handbook for Farming, Fishing, Forestry for 2015.
For information on "Green Jobs"
For additional job searches and career information:
>NIU Career Services is another good web resource with links to possible jobs with a BSc degree and links to biology-related job sites.
>Jobs with the US Department of Health and Human Services
>Jobs with the US Geological Survey (USGS)
>Jobs with the US Fish and Wildlife Service
>Jobs with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
>Jobs with the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
>Jobs in Biomedical Sciences
Entrance Exams (Coastal Carolina University)
> KAPLAN Testing - free online resources at KapTest.com
> MCAT - Medical School
The MCAT test has CHANGED! (since April 2015)
Click HERE for more info. about this change, and click HERE for examples of what new scoring will look like.
Also, if you need financial assistance with the MCAT you can learn more from the American Association of Medical Colleges Fee Assistance Program.
> GRE - Graduate School or Vet School
> DAT - Dental School
> PCAT - Pharmacy School
> General Information on the GRE
> AAMC's Preparing for the MCAT
> Additional MCAT prep sources
> AACP's Preparing for the PCAT
> American Dental Student Association's Preparing for the DAT
For additional help with entrance exams, access to practice exams, and information on entrance exam workshops offered at FMU see:
FMU Counseling and Testing office, 121 S. Evander Drive. We are located in the Francis Marion University Education Foundation Building directly on Hwy 76 next to the FMU campus, 661- 1840.
10 : Guest Speaker
||This will be a VERY HELPFUL lecture. Mr. William Carswell
from the FMU Office of Career Development will be here to talk about
the resources they have for you, such as help with entrance exams, writing
a resume, and even how to do an interview.
Writing a cover letter for applications.
Cover letter assigned
FMU Office of Career Development
Sample Cover Letters
Writing / revising a professional resumé.
FMU Office of Career Development
For help with
a resumé see:
How to Handle an Interview.
Mock Interviews (Dress appropriately)
Cover letter DUE at start of class!
During this class
I will break you up into small groups of 4-5 people. One person in group
will be interviewd by the rest for 10 min. Interviewers will fill out
a evaluation sheet on how the candidate performed. After another in
the group will be interviewed for 10 min, and evaluated. This repeats
until each person in the group was interviewed.
due to unexpected emergency. Please look over lecture PDF, and email
me with any questions. Cover letters will be handed back next Friday.
Thinking about graduate school?
Resume due at start of class.
So you want to be a professor?
Guest Speaker from FMU Alumni Affairs
MANDATORY for those that are graduating this FALL (Dec)!
If you will be graduating in the spring (or summer), you must contact Dr. Ann Stoeckmann about taking the exit exam in the spring.
State and Government Jobs.
|Nov 26 - Thanksgiving Break|
|Dec 3 - Last Class!
||ATTENDANCE MANDATORY! YOU WILL LOSE POINTS FOR NOT ATTENDING.|
Written by Tamatha Barbeau, 2020. This web site is for educational purposes; if you own an image on this site and would like it removed or used with permission, or if you have comments, corrections, or suggestions, please contact me.