We recently presented a webinar on exploring biotech careers and how to use Biotech-Careers.org for investigating how companies are fighting COVID-19. This purpose of this blog is to gather some of those topics in a single place together with the career exploration handouts from Dr. Karen Leung, City College of San Francisco.
Strong work-based learning programs greatly improve student success, helping them gain technical and professional skills that advance their career objectives. The Collaborative to Strengthen Work-Based Learning in Biotech is a group of biotech community college programs and related biotech organizations that seek to work together and share strategies for strengthening work-based learning (WBL) in biotechnology:
Sharing best practices Building a community of practice Developing regional awareness of WBL initiatives Uncovering obstacles to growth and development of WBL initiatives
If you are interested in learning more, or joining the Collaborative please contact the Collaborative Organizer, James Lewis at email@example.com... Read more
Happy New Year! As promised, albeit a bit late, a short blurb on the Fall 2019 CCSF Biosymposium:
The 24th City College of San Francisco Biosymposium, held at UCSF, welcomed over 170 attendees, including 31 CCSF students presenting posters and 30+ volunteers from academia, industry and government supporting those student's career development through mock interviews, judging poster presentations, and networking lunch discussions. An Internship Mentor panel with CCSF research internship mentors from UCSF and BABEC, moderated by Laurence Clement, focused on building strategies for effective and inclusive research mentoring utilizing the framework being utilized in... Read more
Last December (12/21/2018) City College of San Francisco held its 22nd annual Biosymposium, on the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) campus. Over 180 individuals participated. 33 CCSF students presented posters and 40+ volunteers from academia, industry and government attended to support those student's career development through mock interviews, judging poster presentations, networking lunch discussions and a panel discussion on transitioning to the Biotech workforce. The Biosymposium is the CCSF Biotechnology Program's capstone event for its Biotechnology Internship Programs .
Of the 33 poster presentations, 15 CCSF Biotechnology students presented posters on internship research they performed at... Read more
I haven't had a chance to meet Dr. Johnson, but I know I owe her a big Thank You! for all of her efforts.
Dr. Elaine Johnson to retire after decades of spearheading biotechnology education in SF Bay Area
SAN FRANCISCO – City College of San Francisco (CCSF) and its Board of Trustees honored Dr. Elaine Johnson at its board meeting scheduled on Thursday, August 30th, 2018. Dr. Johnson is retiring after decades of spearheading biotechnology education in San Francisco Bay Area. She has been a force in the... Read more
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Bio-Link is launching the first phase of the Bridge to Biotech scale-up project through the Synergy Collaboratory. To find out more about City College of San Francisco's successful Bridge to Biotech program, which serves economically disadvantaged, minority students, and Bio-Link's efforts to disseminate the program to other colleges, visit our Bridge to Biotech project page on the Bio-Link website.
Bio-Link will begin working with its first cohort of adopting colleges on April 1 st , 2011. Colleges who are interested in participating in this project can complete the Needs Assessment Survey on the... Read more