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Internship-Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician II
05/29/2012 - 08/15/2012
F 2:00PM - 3:00PM
F 2:00PM - 3:00PM
No office hours have been entered for this term.
INFORMATION ON THIS SITE
The infromation posted on this site addresses the syllabus information required by Texas House BIll 2504. The syllabus handed out in class will contain complete class information in more detail. The complete syllabus will also be posted on my ACC website (austincc.edu/sogrady) as well as on Blackboard. The schedule posted here is subject to change. Any changes will be announced in class and posted to Blackboard.
Complete Syllabi can be found on my website: http://www.austincc.edu/sogrady/
The following is the grading rubric for the Internship II course. Note that all points are given for the evaluations, assignments and reports; there are no tests for this course. The course grade will be based on points earned: Divide total points by 10 to obtain your percent grade. Letter grades are assigned as follows: 90-100% = A; 80-89% = B; 70-79% = C; 60-69% = D; below 60% = F
- Student Resume (100 points)
Your resume is the way to market yourself for the job that you want in the biotechnology industry. It will also be used in the placement phase of this course to help us to find you the most appropriate position and mentor for your internship work. You will be asked to create a biotechnology resume during your courses in the biotechnology program. When you enter the internship program your resume must already be complete and polished. After your internship you must add your internship experience into your resume, upload a copy to Blackboard for grading and add a final copy in your notebook.
- Mock Interview (100 points)
You must be able to demonstrate the knowledge of the skills included in your resume in an interview with a prospective employer. You will not be allowed to continue on for placement in an internship before you have done so in a mock interview with personnel from the ACC Biotechnology Department.
You are required to schedule a mock interview with your instructor. You will be graded on presentation (how you dress) and demeanor (such as professionalism, eye contact, positivity) in addition to answering technical questions from your resume. You will not be permitted to interview for an internship without a mock interview. Schedule it early! It is recommended you do this BEFORE the internship course!
- Attendance Log (100 points)
Students must carefully record the hours that they work in their mentor’s laboratory, and the hours recorded must be approved and verified each week with the mentor’s signature. You MUST do this every week, if you do not, you will be deducted points from your grade.
- Student Evaluations by Mentor (300 points).
The student must provide the industry mentor with Student Evaluation forms, copied from the form (in the appendix). The mentor must complete the form and send or email a copy to both the student and the instructor, using the contact information provided at the first meeting of student, mentor, and instructor at the beginning of the semester. The student must be evaluated by the mentor a total of two times during the semester. You will be deducted points for late evaluations.
- Career Exploration (100 points).
Put some *time* and thought into where you want to be when you graduate. I encourage you to use your internship as a stepping stone towards your ultimate goals. If you’re having a tough time with this, feel free to come see me. Do not limit your possibilities. Be creative. Think of the tasks over the last year or two that you’ve really enjoyed in the Biotech program. There are a lot of different possibilities in this city, so explore! Take time to do this. This is your future. Fill out the student information form in the Internship manual, it should give you a start on things to think about.
Investigate at least 3 possible workplaces that you would like to ultimately work at. Do they have job postings? Internship postings? Write a short biography of each of these three places and outline what you want to do there, and why.
- Internship Notebook (100 points)
Students will maintain a loose-leaf notebook to keep records of their internship experience, as described below. This notebook will be due for grading when you come in for your internship presentation.
For this course, the intern’s notebook will be a loose -leaf binder that will contain the following:
- Title Page. Course information, name, internship information.
- Table of Contents.
- Contact Information. This cover sheet contains your name, email and phone numbers as well as the name and contact information for your lab supervisor for the semester in which you took your internship. Forms for this are available in the appendix of this manual.
- Student resume. Your resume must be updated with your internship experience.
- Meeting notes. These are the notes taken during the initial meeting between you, your supervisor and the ACC faculty detailing the times and days of your internship as well as any other special agreements made at this time. A blank Initial Meeting Guideline is provided in the appendix. If the three parties meet at other times, the notes of those meetings should be included as well.
- Attendance log. Record in the log the dates and times you worked and ask for your mentor’s signature on a weekly basis. Do not include lunch breaks unless you are attending meetings or otherwise doing activities that are directly related to your work. You may not include commuting time.
- Evaluation records. Place a copy of your evaluations in your notebook.
- Lab Notebook. You may also be asked to keep a lab notebook as part of your duties at your company. Because of confidentiality issues, these lab notes will NOT be a required component of the Intern Notebook. However, if you choose to add copies of your lab notes to your Intern Notebook, and if you have the approval of your supervisor, you are encouraged to do so.
- The Internship Manual.
- Final Presentation and Report (200 points)
Presentation: You will give a 15-20 minute Power Point presentation near the last week of the semester describing the internship experience. With instructor permission, this talk will be delivered to beginner students in the ACC Biotechnology Program, in the Introduction to Biotechnology class (BIOL 1414). It will also be open to any other student, faculty and staff in the Biotechnology Department. Your talk should include a detailed introduction to the company you worked with, a detailed explanation of the work you did at the company (be as scientific and detailed as you are permitted) in addition to discussing specific skills you learned in the Biotechnology Program that were applied in your internship. Include your research and/or project results from your internship if applicable. At the end, include the ways the program prepared you for your internship.
Final Report: This is a FORMAL report that will be similar in content to your presentation, using the APA format. You will give background about the company, scientific background about your internship work, and summarize your scientific work. Include describing the techniques and skills used during your internship.
Student Evaluations by Supervisor/Mentor
See Course Subjects Below
Week 1: Finding an Internship
1. Submit Assignments 1-3 for grading:
a. Final resume
b. Post on discussion board a short statement of long-term employment goals. Submit this in your assignment as well.
c. Submit a list of three potential companies that meet your long-term employment goals. Include a short bio of the company, a webpage and contact information.
2. Identify internship opportunities
a. Contact company
b. Submit resume
c. Set up interview/go in for interview
NOTE: For summer internships finding an internship must be done PRIOR to the first week of class due to the summer session being only 11 wks. If you do not already have an internship lined up, you may be dropped from the course. NOTE: You are not permitted to interview for an internship until you have completed and PASSED your assignments. Although your assignments are graded, you must achieve a passing grade to interview.
Week 2-9: Participating in an Internship
1. Keep log book of hours worked
2. Obtain 2 Supervisor/Mentor evaluations – One midway, one at the end
3. Schedule with Instructor final project presentation
4. Write final report and prepare PowerPoint talk
5. Upload to Blackboard final report and PowerPoint for review and grading
Week 10: Presentations of Final Reports and PowerPoint talks
1. All students must attend and participate in Internship Presentations
2. Submit final notebook for grading
3. Capstone class discussion
Student Learning Outcomes/Learning Objectives
By the end of the course the student should be able to:
- Develop an individual career plan
- Write a resume and successfully interview for a job
- Demonstrate work ethic such as confidentiality and punctuality
- Demonstrate safety skills in the workplace
- Maintain positive relations with others through teamwork and supervision
- Maintain a work notebook, write a final report and prepare a presentation describing the internship
- Analyze the organizational structure of the host bioscience company