This class aims to provide information about the broad variety of job and training opportunities available to the graduate in industrial and environmental biotechnology and to teach basic skills for searching a position. Special attention will be given to discussion and interaction with the speakers, all professionals in the biotech field. On the shorter time-span, the class will help the students to make decisions about their choices after earning the degree in biotechnology.
Expected learning outcomes
The student will acquire (i) a knowledge of the variety of opportunities offered by the biotech world in Italy and abroad ; (ii) the basic fundamental tools to initiate a job search; (iii) the ability to interact with professionals in the various biotech fields, at different career stages, and with fellow students, thereby having the opportunity to identify personal goals and the tools to reach them.
Lesson period: Second semester
(In case of multiple editions, please check the period, as it may vary)
The class consists of a series of presentations deivered by professionals in the various branches of biotechnology. Through their personal experience they will show the opportunities of career development in biotechnology. The presentations will be complemented by sessions in which the students will become acquainted with "job hunting" strategies ( e.g.: interpret published job offers; how to write a CV; how to face a job interview).
Prerequisites for admission
The student is expected to be familiar with the topics covered during formal lectures of the Biotechnology degree in order to be able to appreciate the presentations that will demonstrate the practical application of such theoretical knowledge and the one that will be acquired during more advanced studies.
The class consists of presentations delivered by professionals in the biotech field, with common discussions and interactivity expected.