Day 9: Birthday!

I made my attempt today at contacting biotech companies about careers in the best way I know how, by entering through the front door, stating my purpose, and speaking with someone representing the company who may be able to assist me. As I fully expected, they intended only to direct me to their careers website and not give me any further assistance. Life Technologies was definitely the most helpful and the woman at the front desk gave me the name of someone in HR, though I don’t actually have any way of contacting them other than calling the main line. Well, at least it’s a start, and they did take my resume in person. Continue reading

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Day 7: Purpose

Slept quite well and enjoyed a cup of tea and yoga – pure luxury. Headed to UCSD, parked on La Jolla Shores Dr and headed towards Pacific Hall under the cool overcast skies. Spoke with Cathy Pugh, administrator of the graduate program, about the possibilities of obtaining a Masters Degree in Biological Sciences from the program, and started the ball rolling on that front. Went to career services center and began my research into the San Diego Biotech industry. Read through lists of top 10 biotech companies and companies to work for in the San Diego, Orange County and Bay areas and took notes. Continue reading