Benazir Khoshbooie decided to study the clinical microbiology stream as part of RMIT's Master of Biotechnology to further her skills and increase her employability in the field of medical science.
Master of Biotechnology (Clinical Microbiology)
I am fascinated by this area of science because microbes are just so interesting. On one hand, they can cause serious and life-threatening illnesses, and on the other hand, many can be used to improve life and be a source of energy.
I studied a Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science in the Philippines and then decided to further my career in the field of microbiology by undertaking the Master of Biotechnology in Clinical Microbiology at RMIT University.
One of the reasons I am fascinated by this area of science is because microbes are just so interesting. On one hand, they can cause serious and life-threatening illnesses, and on the other hand, many can be used to improve life and be a source of energy.
Some of the benefits of studying this program have been that I have learned to work effectively with others and think outside the box.
At RMIT I had a wonderful experience where I worked in a microbiology lab for three months as part of the work integrated learning program in my final year. Here I was able to undertake hands on training and complete the day to day duties of a microbiologist in a diagnostic lab.
I joined the Golden Key Society and believe that by joining clubs that you are interested in, you can expand your circle of your friends and connections.
I think the best way to broaden your career options is to continue the learning process, build on your communication skills and make sure you accept all opportunities to experience something new. In my experience, this is exactly what postgraduate studies offers.
I plan to work, travel and study into the future and eventually I’d like to work for the World Health Organisation.
I describe myself as an optimist and a risk taker who loves to have fun.
I love what I do because I will never be bored learning and discovering all there is to know about microbiology.