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.
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. Read the rest of this entry