Learn How to Get a Job in the Maryland Biotech Industry with this Free Virtual Webinar Series

Find your path into a rewarding biotech or biomanufacturing job in Maryland through this Fall Symposium Series.

Montgomery College, UMBC and Frederick Community College have kicked off a virtual fall symposium series to highlight the booming Maryland biotech industry and the various education and training options available with each of their programs for people interested in biotechnology employment.

The series started on September 28th and will run through October 26th, 2020. Montgomery College has played a pivotal workforce development role in the BioHealth Capital Region (BHCR); in addition to its flagship Associates in Biotechnology degree and Biomanufacturing certificate programs, the college’s Bio-TracⓇ and BioTrain™ hands-on workshops and seminars have prepared scores of individuals for biotech careers, augmented existing biotech worker’s skill sets and taught the latest advanced research skills to further their respective careers.

The symposium is a joint effort by Montgomery College, Frederick Community College, and The University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) to provide training and to educate students about career opportunities in the region’s life science industry. UMBC’s new Bachelor of Science in Translational Life Science Technology degree is an applied biotechnology program where students graduate with the hands-on skills they need to get a job with top companies. The symposium is bringing together these institutions as well as prominent leaders from the BHCR life science ecosystem for a series of five training and educational sessions.

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Sessions will be held virtually from 4:00 to 4:45 pm on select Mondays. The first session was held on September 28th, but there are more sessions available. To register for a session, click here.

Applying For A Job in Biotechnology | Monday, October 5

Learn the importance of your resume and the basics of formatting your resume to best represent you and your skill set. In addition, topics covered will include applying for openings, online presence, interview skills, and interview preparation. Presented by Nick Wright, Recruiter, Catalent, Inc.

The Biotechnology Program at Montgomery College | Monday, October 12

Montgomery College Biotech has the largest program in the state and one of the best biotech programs in the country. Take a virtual tour of the program and see why graduates have the MC Biotech Advantage in starting their career. Presented by Dr. Lori Kelman, Biotechnology  Education Coordinator & Dr. Collins Jones, Biotechnology Industry Coordinator, at Montgomery College.

What It Takes To Work In A Biotech Company | Monday, October 19

Learn about Frederick Community College’s biotech program and hear from students what it is like and what it takes to work in a biotech company. Presented by Dr. Savita Prabhakar, Program Manager of Biotechnology at Frederick Community College.

The Translational Life Science Technology (TLST) Program at UMBC | Monday, October 26

Take a virtual tour of the new TLST laboratory facilities and find out how a BS degree in applied biotechnology can work for you. Presented by Dr. Elizabeth Friar, Program Director of TLST at UMBC-Shady Grove.

Registration is still open. To register for a session, click here. Following the submission of your RSVP, the Zoom link to these sessions will be provided via email a few days in advance of each session.

Workforce development programs at Montgomery College, Frederick Community College, UMBC and other institutions continue to inspire students to pursue careers in the life sciences and to develop the life science talent of the future, which is critical to the continued, sustained success of the BHCR biohealth cluster.

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Chris Frew
Over the past 8 years, Chris has grown BioBuzz into a respected brand that is recognized for its community building, networking events and news stories about the local biotech industry. In addition, he runs a Recruiting and Marketing Agency that helps companies attract top talent through a blended model that combines employer branding and marketing services together with a high powered recruiting solution.

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