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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Interview With Janette Wright Successful Student and Former Intern

Interview with Janette Wright

I learned about this program from my Aunt. Originally, I didn’t know what biotechnology meant. I decided to google the word and all these interesting links and articles had appeared. I also found information about the Bridge to Biotechnology Program at City College of San Francisco. Afterwards, I attended an orientation at the EDD Center on Turk Street and the rest is history.

Before this program, I had very little science or math skills. Enrolling in the Bridge courses broadened my horizons to the science world and gave me a lot of opportunities.

After the Bridge, I continued to educate myself in Biotechnology. There is so much more for me to learn. I am currently earning my associates degree in biotechnology. I would recommend the Bridge to those whom are serious and dedicated about learning something new. The networking event when I was a bridge student was a success. I believe it was fantastic and a building block for the following years networking event, which was held at UCSF.

The networking event helps my career by putting me in contact with the Biotech community of the Bay Area. I got training on interviews, information on the latest technology and had opportunities to share my skills with prospect employers.

This landed me an internship at Prosetta, they are a small research company here in San Francisco. I truly enjoyed working there. I felt like I was part of the team and really I was. The highest point of the program for me was when high school students visited our class from Japan. It helped me to realize that there is a universal language in education and that just happened to be the language of biotechnology.

This is my last semester in the associates degree biotechnology program. I thank all my professors. But, I'd like to thank Rob Reed the most because he helped me learn math concepts. These skills prepared me and got me through a lot of other classes within the program.

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