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Life Sciences, Biotechnology, & Pharma

Are you passionate about biology, medicine, or agriculture? If so, consider exploring a career in the life sciences, biotechnology, or pharmaceutical industries. These fields have the potential to make a significant impact on individuals and society as a whole, especially given their rapid growth.

Life Sciences Industry: This industry encompasses organizations and companies dedicated to research and development related to living organisms—animals, plants, and humans. It’s a broad field that includes areas like epidemiology, zoology, biomedical engineering, and medical devices.

Pharmaceuticals Industry: Often considered a subset of life sciences, the pharmaceuticals industry focuses on developing, creating, and distributing medications to improve health. It plays a crucial role in aiding living organisms.

Biotechnology (Biotech): Biotech is another subset of life sciences. It covers various domains, including medical and healthcare applications, agricultural production, and environmental solutions. Biotech involves manipulating living organisms to create practical products.

Career Access Points:

  • Scientific Path: If you’re interested in research and development, a degree in engineering or life sciences is often essential. This path leads to opportunities in drug discovery, medical diagnostics, and cutting-edge technologies.
  • Non-Scientific Path: Alternatively, a background in business or humanities can serve as a springboard into business development and support functions within these industries.

Consider pursuing this career field if you’re curious about making a difference by researching, developing, and manufacturing drugs, medical devices, or diagnostics.

Career Resources:

Part-Time Job vs. Internships

Are you unsure whether you should pursue a part-time job or an internship? What are some of the differences? How should you prioritize your time at BSU?

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Tell me about yourself/30-second Introduction

Tell me about yourself.

One of the most important parts of any interview happens in the first few moments when you’re instructed to “tell me about yourself.”  Whether in the initial or in the final round of interviews with the …

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