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Genentech Foundation Partnership

In partnership with the Genentech Foundation, Skyline College’s Career and Workforce department is thrilled to expand opportunities for students so they may gain access to viable internships and job placement in the bioscience field while gaining added support as they pursue a certificate or degree in our Biotechnology and Biotechnology Manufacturing pathway on campus. The Genentech Foundation generously awarded $130,000 to Skyline College to design and implement a comprehensive Bioscience Internship and Job Placement Program.

This valuable partnership increases opportunities for students to access internships and employment in the bioscience industry, learn about emerging careers while building meaningful networks that will support increased connections to high quality careers and advancement as they move through their educational journey.

Are you interested in an internship within the Bioscience Industry? If so, please contact: Hazel Neoh, (650) 738-4498, neohh@smccd.edu

Student Opportunity

This investment also provides an opportunity for Skyline College to host engaging experiences for students so they are able to network with employers and learn directly from industry experts.

Author, Toby Freedman joined Skyline College as a special guest speaker. Freedman is a life science recruiter and career development expert. She is president of Synapsis Search, a company focused on research and development and business recruiting for small and emerging life science companies.

Freedman facilitated a career conversation on the Life Science industry and shared an overview of her book “Career Opportunities in Biotechnology and Drug Development”. This book is an essential guide for science graduates and medical, business, legal, high tech or engineering pathway students. In this session Freedman provided a comprehensive day-to-day look of the industry and her systematic overview of careers ranging from services, research and development (R&D), operations, and commercial operations – showing students that there are more careers in the biotechnology and drug development industry beyond lab work and research. Exciting topics also discussed included biotechnology and drug development resources, salary and compensation, trends, and potential career paths beginning with entry-level jobs and beyond.

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