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Coffee Shop with MCB Faculty - Dr. Monfared
Thank you to everyone who decided to join us for our last coffee shop of the quarter! The guest of this week was Dr. Monfared who currently teaches BIS 102 and BIS 103. Again, there were donuts and useful information about things like research and letters of recommendation!
Weekly Meeting 6
Thank you to all the members who attended our last career development workshop of the quarter! In this meeting, we covered proper e-mail etiquette (or how to beg for lab positions). Essentially, be polite, use correct titles for the person you are trying to contact (Dr or Professor), look into their research and discuss what you found interesting about it, and don't be discouraged if you do not receive a response right away!
Coffee Shop with MCB Faculty - Dr. Wilson
Thank you to those who decided to attend our third coffee shop! The guest for this week was Dr. Wilson! He currently teaches MCB 120L, MCB 123, and MCB 123. He also has a lab on campus, where he conducts research on enzymes and protein-protein interactions. Again, these coffee shops are an excellent opportunity to talk with your professors more intimately about questions you may have regarding research or letters of rec! Also there were donuts - yum!
BioConsortia Incorporated Lab Tour
Thank you to everyone who decided to join us on the second lab tour of the school year at BioConsortia Incorporated! During this tour, we looked at their equipment, explored what they were researching, and how they conducted their research. These lab tours are an excellent way to see what research is like out in the field. Most importantly, they are a rapidly growing biotechnology company who is currently hiring! Here's their link if you want to find out more about their research or their open positions : https://bioconsortia.com/
Weekly Meeting 5
Thank you to everyone who came to this week's meeting : LinkedIn Walk through! In this meeting, we covered how to start your LinkedIn page, what to include in your experiences, how to customize your URL, and how to connect with other people/organizations through the website.
Weekly Meeting 4
Thank you to everyone who decided to join us for this week's career development presentation - Grad School Timeline! Also, a huge shoutout to Dr. Morand for participating in a Q & A session for this meeting! Members had the opportunity to ask him questions about grad school and how to get letters of recommendation. Highlights from this presentation included : make sure to get involved on campus, whether it be clubs or research, introduce yourself to faculty so asking for a letter of recommendation is more comfortable for the both of you, and start your grad school applications early. If you have any questions about grad school, Mina (the president) is currently applying and can answer any questions you might have before our next weekly meeting!
Coffee Shop with MCB Faculty (Dr. Singer!)
Thank you to everyone to attended our second MCB faculty coffee social event. The guest faculty member this week was Dr. Singer. Dr. Singer teaches BIS 2A on campus and during the study abroad program in Ireland. During this event, we discussed the study abroad program, research, and graduate school! He also talked about his transition from grad school to working at UC Davis. As mentioned earlier, these events are excellent ways to meet with and talk with faculty! Donuts were also there! (Yum Yum!)
Coffee Shop with MCB Faculty (Dr. Morand!)
Thank you to the members who chose to attend our first coffee shop event with MCB faculty! Dr. Morand was our first faculty member to be a part of this event. He currently teaches MCB 120 and BIS 102 for the study abroad program in Japan. During this event, we discussed the advantages of research, the study abroad program, and how to approach faculty to get a letter of recommendation. These events are excellent opportunities to speak to faculty more intimately and for them to be more familiar with you. Plus there was donuts, coffee, and hot chocolate!
Weekly Meeting 3
Thank you to all the members who came out to our third weekly meeting of the year! This meeting covered medical school timelines where we went over what classes you should take at what time and what subjects would be covered on the MCAT. The majority of this information was taken from the Health Professions Advising website. This is the link I used to find the the MCAT classes and recommended courses. (Click the word "link") Check it out and explore their website if you want to find out more information about medical school!
Weekly Meeting 2
Thank you everyone who came out to our second weekly meeting! Our topic for this week was "Pathways in Biochemistry" where we covered different career paths you could take with a degree in biochemistry! Examples include: going to professional or graduate school, heading into research/industry, going into academia, and heading into forensic science. All in all, there are a lot of options available in the future for biochemistry majors!
Arcadia Biosciences Lab Tour
A big thank you to all of our members who came to the lab tour at Arcadia Biosciences! This tour lasted 2 hours and it consisted of a quick presentation of their research as well as a tour of their facilities. During our tour, we saw the process of how to sequence DNA and how specific sequences may be targeted. We also saw a DNA sample preparing machine which was priced at 1 million dollars! We saw glow in the dark seeds, where they grow their samples of wheat/hemp, and the machine that analyzes their results. Overall, this was a really good experience to see what a career in research would be like!
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