I found my internship with Biogen on LinkedIn, and later received a full-time job offer from the internship. A combination of experiences at MIIS helped me get that job. First and foremost, my program coursework on my résumé helped highlight my competency and knowledge of the field I was applying to. But just as important, the language, the international experience, and the individual projects that I was able to develop as a student made me a competitive candidate and helped spark good conversation during the interviews.
After two years at Biogen, I accepted a competitive offer from Neurocrine Biosciences, a smaller biotech company that was more compatible with my life on the West Coast. Here, I get to apply what I learned at Biogen and the Middlebury Institute and help expand the global trade compliance program and support global operations and expansion initiatives.
Tailor School Projects to Your Career Interests
My advice for students would be that whenever it is possible, keep your future job in mind as you develop your papers and projects. Whether it’s a specific company you want to work for, a certain industry you want to work in, or a certain topic you are passionate about, tailoring your projects toward your future career and being able to highlight to employers that you have developed projects around that specific field will make you stand out as a candidate.