URI Providence Campus student lands job with major biotechnology firm
Timothy Cinq-Mars graduated in four years with honors and a resume that landed him a job with the top biotech company in the nation, Genzyme. How did he do it? In 2006 Tim enrolled in the Providence Campus Biotechnology Manufacturing Certificate program and after completing a full year of classroom studies, interned with AMGEN, a prestigious biotechnology firm in Rhode Island. This experience was enough to excite Tim about completing a Bachelor of Science degree in Biotechnology. According to Tim, "the program requires a lot of time and patience, but the rewards are great." According to Ed Bozzi, the certificate program coordinator, "many students complete just the one year certificate portion of the program and find themselves gainfully employed in the Biotechnology Industry after an amazing internship experience."
Participants in the Providence Campus Biotechnology program include adults who are interested in career changes or upgrading skills, unemployed and recent high school graduates. For more information, contact Ed Bozzi at 401-277-5212.