10007111Biotechnology Career Seminar
Includes a discussion of national, state and local biotechnology industries, career options, the ethical, legal and societal issues raised by the use of biotechnology and the regulatory agencies that oversee the industry.
Explore the variety of biotechnology career possibilitiesAssessment StrategiesDiscussion, worksheetCriteriaContribute to an inclusive and collaborative workplaceDevelop communication skills to effectively participate in teamwork in a collaborative workplace cultureIdentify characteristics of an inclusive workplace
Examine options of entry-level jobs in the biotechnology fieldAssessment StrategiesSpeaker journal/summary, participation in class group work and discussions, journal reflectionsCriteriaDevelop self-awareness and self-reflexive understanding of perception of self and othersRecognize strengths, weaknesses and potential for growthDiscuss personal strengths and how they influence career choicesStart to develop a professional identityFormulate professional goals and career plans
Examine the diversity of biotechnology companies with regard to product niche and organizational structureAssessment StrategiesDiscussion, description of selected biotech companyCriteriaDescription includes identification of biotechnology companyDescription includes summary of different departments, company organization, and productsDescription includes workplace skills required for different roles within the company
Write a resumeAssessment StrategiesWritten ProductCriteriaDifferentiate between the different categories of information included in a resumeIdentify relevant information that needs to be included in the resumeFollow the steps for building an effective resumeResume contains relevant informationResume contains correct grammar, punctuation, and spellingResume contains clear evidence of skills and work history
Write a cover letterAssessment StrategiesWritten ProductCriteriaCover letter targets a selected entry-level position in a biotechnology companyLetter highlights personal strengths relevant to the positionExplain how you will use these letters in the job seeking processLetter shows evidence of correct grammar, punctuation and spelling