Biotech opportunity for ambitious science students
Here is one way of punching through the "but you don't have experience" syndrome.
Biotech leader Amgen Canada and
EduNational have a project that combines personalized data of the student’s abilities,
interests and personality type, with labour market and industry data. Specialized coaches
help students set realistic career goals and develop a personal Action Plan.
The ideal student for this unique, cutting-edge opportunity would be an ambitious and
self-starting secondary school student who:
- Wants to choose the science program/or subject major for postsecondary studies most
suited to the student's personality and ability;
- Wants to stay focused and have the best chance to succeed in a science-related career;
- Needs to reduce the risk of wasting time and money by reaching a career goal without
the hit-and-miss false-starts all too common today.
For students who just know that science rocks, two program modules help students prepare for
a lucrative and well-suited career in biotechnology and life sciences. Two things to do:
1. Download the
Biotech Project brochure;
2. Download the
Amgen Canada profile.
Module 1: Career Planning in Science
Career planning begins by measuring what the students' abilities are: psychometric assessments;
comprehensive reports; learning to use web tools; individualized coaching; a database of
careers and occupations, along with labour market information, industry standards and videos.
The students have access to the University Application Centre, which connects them to any university
whose programs and courses best suit the student. As well, the student is armed with a personal
portfolio to organize, document and file information while creating career goals and an action
Module 2: Life Sciences Career Exploration
Each student gets to attend after-school seminars on 14 different career clusters, each delivered
by specialists in the field. A one-day conference and dialogue event on what kind of career
options will exist when the student graduates will be offered, along with a description of current
and future skils needs and shortages. The interactive sessions will feature a keynote speaker.
The students get opportunities to blog, chronicle and keep journals on specific ideas. There are
two educational tours. Students get to engage among themselves with friendly challenges and