Ruchir Raman

My dream career is to own a start-up company specialising in wine-making in South Australia.

Prior to studying at the University of Melbourne, I did a research B.Sc (Hons) at Northumbria University in the United Kingdom, with a thesis in mead fermentation. I wanted to do a degree in coursework to learn more about the industry and make myself more employable in the future, which led me to the Master of Biotechnology.

Throughout the course, the modules along with my interactions with faculty, industrialists and peers in my field have been valuable to my career path. The degree includes many business subjects useful for learning industrial concepts such as financing and product development in biotechnology companies. Melbourne has a good start-up scene and a booming biotech (healthcare, food) industry.

Current research developments in the biotechnology field and the variety and breadth of applications of this field in everyday life fuelled my interest to join this study area. I didn’t expect to learn how deeply interconnected biotechnology and business are. My dream career is to own a start-up company specialising in wine-making in South Australia.

Completing the internship subject has been a key highlight of my studies. Mine was at the School of Applied and Biomedical Science Federation University, where I was made to perform a variety of tasks and assessments related to brewing and malting sciences. This internship subject and placement made me more job ready and willing to compete in industrial environments.

Never be afraid to try new things. The opportunities provided here to develop yourself are endless… smart work and humour are keys to success!

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