Program Overview Video

The 25-min Program Overview webinar from March 1, 2022 (with 15-min Q&A)

Watch to learn about the M.S. in Biotechnology, a two-year professional degree designed specifically for people working in the biotech industry or related field. Natalie Betz, Associate Director, shares details about the curriculum, career outcomes to expect, and the application process.

This recorded presentation is similar to the informational presentations we deliver to regional biotechnology companies and their employees interested in the degree.

Special thanks to alumni Marie Uphoff (Class 2004), Lynda Bader (Class 2004), and Tony Larsen (Class 2009) for joining us during Q&A and sharing your experiences as graduates of the program and leaders in the field.

24:30 – Tony Larsen shares his experience as a student.
34:10 – Lynda Bader talks about coming to the degree with a business background.
37:40 – Marie Uphoff and Tony Larsen discuss upside of varied ages and experiences within student cohorts.

Recent Quotes from LinkedIn about the Program:

Katie Meling (Class 2022; former Clinical Laboratory Scientist, Exact Sciences)
“This program has provided so many opportunities for growth. I now have the momentum to drive my own career path and make the decisions I need to be successful.”

Serge Romero (Class 2022; Sr. Program Manager – Product Management and Strategy, Exact Sciences)
“This M.S. program has transformed my career, I would highly recommend.”

Ashley Hallfrisch (Class 2022; Sr. Associate Scientist, Catalent Pharma Solutions)
“This program has been truly transformative for my career! I would highly recommend attending the webinar if you’re interested.”

Vanessa Voris, MS (Class 2021; Nonclincial Medical Writer, MMS)
“I wouldn’t have gotten to my current position without this program.”

Caleigh Rasmusen, MS (Class 2017; Supervisor – Enterprise Sourcing, Exact Sciences)
“I use the skills and knowledge gained throughout this program on a daily basis. It has changed my career path for the better and given me a strong knowledge base to succeed in the Biotech Industry!”

Derek Buhr, MS (Class 2014; Automation Engineer III, NanoString Technologies, Inc.)
“Best in class education that helped take my career to new places I’d only dreamed about!”

Oliver Pentinmaki, MS (Class 2010; Account Executive, Benchling)
“This graduate program was the catalyst for big changes in my career. I attribute a significant part of my success to the skills and network I developed here.”

Want to Watch More?

See the “Alumni Insights: Career Panel” recorded webinar featuring six graduates spanning the past 12 years as they discusses keys to their career success and how this degree helped their professional development.

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Alumni Panel: Career Insights Video from May 2021