Biotech Students Hit the Road in Search of Internships and Industry Contacts

A Message from Kathleen Plinske, President, Osceola, Lake Nona and Poinciana Campuses

One of the goals of the Lake Nona Campus Plan is to increase the number of internships on campus by 20 percent, and efforts are being made in a variety of program areas to reach this goal. For example, on Thursday, May 4, 2017, a group of biotechnology students attended the 14th Annual BioFlorida Celebration of Biotechnology event held in Alachua, Florida. The event featured more than 80 life science companies and vendors that allowed our students to connect and network with industry professionals.

Life sciences is an important economic engine in Alachua County and is a growing industry in Lake Nona’s Medical City. All of our biotechnology students are required to complete an internship as part of our A.S. degree program, and providing opportunities for students to make connections early in their college career can lead to internship and career opportunities. To this end, our students toured Progress Park, which houses a number of biotechnology companies and the University of Florida – Sid Martin Biotechnology Institute.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Related Posts

    Humanities Students Display and Share Their Projects

    Wednesday, December 8, 2021 A Message from Terri Graham, Interim President, West and Downtown Campuses Students enrolled in Professor of Humanities John Scolaro’s Humanities courses recently participated in a creative project about the 20th and 21st centuries. The project invited students to explore a time period, write a narrative and create and display a visual project at the […]

    Introducing the Valencia Scholarship Series

    Monday, November 8, 2021 West Campus Learning Support and the Valencia College Foundation announce the first Annual Spring Scholarship Series. The Spring Scholarship series, coordinated by Amanda Little, coordinator, foundation scholarships, and Melissa Shank, administrative assistant, learning support, is designed to engage students collegewide in scholarship conversations that go beyond simply encouraging them to apply, with […]