As an undergraduate scientist, Emma Wilson is already making her mark in the field of biotechnology.
Bachelor of Science (Biotechnology)
These days, it’s not enough to get good grades or to be technically skilled. To be a successful professional you must be able to work in diverse environments and communicate at all levels.
I’ve always been interested in science and the field of biotechnology ticks all the boxes for me.
As a hands-on learner, I chose RMIT because it offers a lot of practical experience and knew I would excel in this type of environment. Now I not only have a sound theoretical understanding but can find my way around a laboratory with confidence.
Getting to know the RMIT community has been a real highlight. I’ve developed strong networks within the academic and administrative teams and their willingness to mentor, share experiences and offer advice has been wonderful.
A degree in biotechnology helps you to become a well-rounded professional scientist, with a strong grounding in the science and good communication and teamwork skills. These days, it’s not enough to get good grades or to be technically skilled. To be a successful professional you must be able to work in diverse environments and communicate at all levels.
During my studies I completed two internships and worked on a research project. Recently I was informed that the project has led to a point-of-care tool that is improving health outcomes in resource poor regions.
The work experience cemented the principles learned in the classroom, helping me gain confidence as well as an insight into life as a scientist.
I’m lucky in that I have a natural ability to become part of a team. I can integrate myself into the workplace, contribute meaningfully and form strong professional relationships quickly. I’m not afraid to put myself out there and have a go.
I’m determined, innovative and enthusiastic and my dream job would be to work within a multidisciplinary research team, solving real word issues through science.
I love science because it allows me to gain a unique perspective on the world as I exercise both my creative and my critical mind.