MassBioEd Job Shadow Day is a Success

Assabet Valley Technical School students and mentors at Shire Pharmaceuticals

On June 7th, 500 Massachusetts students participated in MassBioEd‘s 3rd Annual Statewide Biotechnology Job Shadow Day. They toured the Commonwealth’s most cutting-edge labs, asked questions of the state’s brilliant scientific minds, and networked with potential future employers.

Bellingham High School students are excited to be at Abbott

Students from 15 different high schools visited 14 companies throughout Massachusetts. By giving high school students the opportunity to experience firsthand the daily life of a life sciences professional, MassBioEd hopes to deepen their awareness of the critical contributions being made by biotechnology firms in treating symptoms and curing diseases, ultimately steering them towards futures in the life sciences.

While each company had its own unique agenda, each student met a mentor they were able to witness in action while having the ability to ask questions and build new relationships.

 “We have just returned from our fantastic day at Job Shadow. The company volunteers were amazing and so accommodating. Thank you for this wonderfully valuable opportunity and I look forward to working with you and the rest of MassBioEd in the future.” — BioTeach Teacher

Millennium employees talk to Marlborough High School students about life sciences professions

MassBioEd seeks to ensure that more Massachusetts students will pursue life sciences careers, resulting in a pipeline of qualified individuals for Massachusetts biotech companies. Job Shadow Day is one of the most popular programs that helps meet that goal.

Thank you to our company participants for helping to make this such a successful day: Abbott, Airgas, Avecia, Biogen Idec, Cubist Pharmaceuticals, EMD Millipore, EMD Serono, Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, MicroTest, Millennium, Shire, Vertex, and the Whitehead Institute.

Click here for the press release.

Posted on June 12, 2012, in MassBio, MassBioEd and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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