Skyline College’s Center for Career and Workforce Programs in partnership with the Biotechnology Department, hosted a lively and informative Bioscience Career Forum to engage Skyline College students beyond the classroom on May 4, 2018.

Moderated by the charismatic Andrea Vizenor, Director for the Center for Career Workforce Programs, the event featured notable bioscience alumni, bioscience professionals as well as current bioscience students.

The goal of the event was for students to learn more about careers in the bio-science industry, gain first-hand information and practical advice on career paths, and opportunities on how to best prepare for a future bioscience career.

A glimpse of the wisdom obtained by Skyline College students includes:

“There is a whole other entrepreneurial side to biosciences that offers job opportunities.” – Chez Verdurco

“Let yourself out there. Keep being curious.” – India Garcia

“Keep an open mind.” – Vincent Gloria

“I learned that one should not get caught up in the moment too much because things always change.” – Yulissa Serrato

“Perseverance and just apply for the job that you might be interested in.” – Wasna Watkins

Through open, honest dialogue with students who attended, panelists shared valuable insight on career trends and their perspectives on what it took to be successful in the world of work. The panelists were fun and interesting, with Skyline College students leaving the Bioscience Career Forum informed and entertained.

This event was made possible through the generous funding awarded to Skyline College from the Genentech Foundation.

More sessions will follow to support students with workforce readiness, internship opportunities and job placement. Please email Hazel Neoh at for more information.

 Article by Hazel Neoh | Photo by Claudia Paz

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