Bioengineering and Biotechnology Careers
This 3-credit course introduces a diversity of bio-career categories, discusses specifics relevant to overarching career paths and explores career opportunities within. Throughout the course, professionals share their journeys and students work through case studies relevant to various professional environments, seeding group discussions for further role-play and completing individual career development plans.
Biotechnology and bioengineering inform a diverse set of career options across industrial, academic, government and other sectors and work. These areas bring with it the opportunity to contribute directly to human health and social benefit. As students focused in these areas and defining career paths, it is important to be prepared. Students will plan their bioengineering and biotechnology-centric professional journeys; to reflect on their interests, talents, and opportunities, to connect with those who have transitioned to successful careers, and to create actionable development plans.
Course instructor, Susan Engelhardt, is the co-director of the Rutgers iJOBS Program (interdisciplinary Job Opportunities for Biomedical Scientists) and developer of courses in professional preparedness. Engelhardt has spearheaded academic programming to inform and prepare students for diverse careers in the Biomedical Sciences. With this course, she brings this programming to a wider group of students.
This is a Graduate level course, with admittance to rising seniors with at least a 3.0 GPA and having satisfied >90 credits. For undergraduate students, it will count as a general elective.