Ruchir Raman

Master of Biotechnology student, Ruchir Raman, reflects on the highlight of his studies at Melbourne - the Industry Project in Biotechnology subject.

Prior to studying at the University of Melbourne, I did a Bachelor of Science (Honours) 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.

Studying at University of Melbourne has meant a lot to me. 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 industry.

The internship subject has been one of the key highlights of my study. The course also includes many business subjects useful for learning industrial concepts such as financing and product development in biotech companies which are valuable to my career path.

I completed by internship at the School of Applied and Biomedical Science Federation University, Mt Helen Campus, where I had a very positive experience. I performed a variety of tasks and assessments related to brewing and malting sciences. This internship subject and placement was very useful to make me more job ready and willing to compete in industrial environments. I plan to apply for more Biotech jobs in the near future.

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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