"With research, you are given different aspects of a project,” says Biology graduate Stephen G. Linton. “Being able to realize you're part of the bigger picture gives you the driving force to work hard and achieve." Linton, who also gained valuable teamwork skills on the basketball court as an undergraduate, jumped at the chance to work alongside faculty on anti-cancer drug research. The rigorous hands-on experience, which is rare for undergraduates at other universities, gives USciences gradates a competitive advantage in both medical school and the marketplace. Linton received a job offer from Johnson & Johnson less than a month after graduation and went on to become an associate scientist.