Biotechnology Internship (BIT 298)

In this course, the student will work under the guidance of a mentor at a local pharmaceutical or biotechnology company (or, if appropriate, an academic or clinical setting) to gain expertise in a research or manufacturing laboratory setting. The course will allow the student not only to gain a first hand work experience at the sponsoring institution but also allow him/her to make contacts necessary for gaining future employment. The lecture portion of this course will consist of topics related to the particular student internships occurring in the present semester. The students will learn to use and evaluate computer based genome databases. Other topics to be covered in the course include resume writing, networking and interviewing skills necessary for the biotechnology industry. Mock job interviews will be conducted with the students. This course is subject to a course fee.


The following courses must be taken prior to this course
BIT 120 - Introduction to Biotechnology, BIT 123 - Basic Techniques and Instrumentation for Biotechnology and BIT 220 - Biotechnology Research. GPA of at least a 2.5 for all science courses Permission of the biotechnology coordinator Availability of an internship position Internship pre-test or screening by the instructor Fulfillment of any additional selection criteria imposed by the sponsoring institution
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