Biotech grads wanted

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  • Friday, 18 Dec 2015

REMEMBER a decade or so ago when biotechnology was touted as a discipline that promised big job opportunities for those who took the subject? Many were attracted to that promise and chose to pursue biotechnology, and private and public universities alike fought to get students.

Unfortunately, the eventual number of graduates in biotechnology was more than the industry could absorb. This was quite understandable since the biotechnology industry then was still struggling. As a consequence, the much promised jobs were not there and many biotechnology graduates ended up working for banks selling credit cards!

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