So i need your help guys

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    Apr 09, 2013 9:54 PM GMT
    Im not normally one to parade online asking for favors, but i feel as if i've already exhausted most if not all of my options at this point, before i become desperate.

    So i'm graduating grad school with a masters in physiology and a grad certificate in biotechnology in just 4 weeks.. (yay!) and i've been applying for jobs since january. (anything biotech related, but mostly been research associate positions).

    Sadly, i've not had much luck on that end, having looked on all sorts of websites, posted and sent resumes, and just contacted a headhunting/staffing company. I've applied to about 40 jobs and have not gotten any positive responses. Any website about jobs, i've looked and applied. My resume is great, though i've no REAL 'industry experience' outside of academia.. so that brings me here.

    I need to network. If someone is or knows someone who is within the biotech/research industry, i'd love to have some contact information or something to help with somehow getting a job after graduation. I'm currently in NC, (RTP doesn't have much surprisingly, but can stay local), but would like to move- ideally to california as SD and SF have biotech jobs galore- but ultimately don't care where.

    So again, if you guys could help me or perhaps give further advice on how to go about finding a job, please let me know- it would be greatly appreciated.

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    Apr 09, 2013 11:15 PM GMT
    Hmmm I could try around on the Canadian end of things but I don't know about bio tech stuff.

    In the mean time may I suggest you find a filler job? Just to help tide you over.
  • Import

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    Apr 09, 2013 11:22 PM GMT
    so cute u decided to come to realjock for job prospects.

    log off and go network ur ass.
  • AMoonHawk

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    Apr 09, 2013 11:37 PM GMT

    The truth be told ... think entry level position if you did not graduate in the top of your class. Your school counselor should have provided you some advice. You should also go visit some of your old college professors, if they like you they will provide you some contacts.
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    Apr 09, 2013 11:47 PM GMT
    I know some undergraduates currently attending UCSD and they have told me of the amazing biotech projects going on at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute in San Diego. I'm not sure about job openings there but I do know they have a lot of intern positions available for Grad students. Either way, it can't hurt to look into it plus they seem to be on the cutting edge of biotech.

    you might also get on LinkedIn and try to pursue some contacts that way.

    Good luck.
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    Apr 10, 2013 1:48 AM GMT
    Thanks Import for being so... kind. I wouldn't have come here to network if i hadn't already done so in person, as i had already mentioned, just doesn't hurt to do so by multiple means.

    And sadly my advisor just resigned.. health issues, my director of my program doesn't help much either, so we've been basically on our own to find things. But i'll definitely keep looking.

    And Thanks Willie, i definitely will look into that icon_smile.gif

  • Apparition

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    Apr 10, 2013 4:19 AM GMT
    my university has an alumni directory organized by profession. yours probably does too.