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  1. 1. Coaching Students inCreating a ProfessionalDevelopment StrategyBio-Link Regional Development ConferenceSouthern California Biotechnology CenterJanuary 14, 2011Gloria Rodriguez Bañuelos, Ph.D.EdREAP
  2. 2. Overview Biotechnology Certification Program at San Diego City College Collaboration Biotech Essentials Course Lessons Learned If I were a community college professor who worked with students in a Biotechnology Program…
  3. 3. Biotechnology Program at San Diego City College Biology 206• Biotechnology • Certificate of Principles Performance in• STEM proficiency • Real-world Biotechnology• Laboratory Technical Application • Opportunities via Skills • Scientific Literacy networking in Biology • Workplace 206 Readiness Biology 109 Internship/Employment
  4. 4. Collaboration Support for students in Biology 109 Novice level of science background Recent high school graduates New to the college experience Balance home life, work, and education Limited access to technology and resources
  5. 5. Tier 1: Personal EffectivenessTier 2: Academic CompetencyTier 3: Workplace CompetencyTier 4: Industry-Wide Technical CompetencyTier 5: Industry Sector Technical CompetenciesTier 6: Occupation Specific KnowledgeTier 7: Occupation Specific Technical CompetenciesTier 8: Occupation Specific RequirementsTier 9: Management Competencies US Department of Labor, 2008
  6. 6. Biotech Essentials Personal Effectiveness ◦ interpersonal skills; integrity, professionalism, initiative, dependability & reliability, lifelong learning Academic Competency ◦ reading, writing, mathematics, science, communication (listening & speaking), critical & analytical thinking,& basic computer skills Career Readiness ◦ teamwork, planning & organizing, innovative thinking, problem solving & decision making, working with tools & technology, checking, examining, and recording, & business fundamentals.
  7. 7. Professional Identity Personality Testing for Teamwork ◦ Meyer’s Briggs Branding Statement for Résumé ◦ Integrates personal and professional Bragologue for Interview ◦ Story about professional challenges and growth Business Cards for Networking
  8. 8. Professionalism Electronic Email Etiquette Voicemail Telephone Conversations Attire and Presentation Résumé, Cover Letters, and Job Hunting Informational Interview Thank You Cards
  9. 9. Profession Mobility Self-Advocacy  Scientific Seminars Taking risks  Science trade-journals Engagement  Professional Resourcefulness organizations World beyond the  Student organizations classroom walls. at 4-year universities
  10. 10. Lessons Learned Variation in student participation and motivation. Providing resources is sometimes not enough. One-on-one sessions are a must. Asking students to explain actions or behavior provides information that can guide individual learning plan. Most successful students are those whose goals are in line with those of the program.
  11. 11. IF I WERE ACOMMUNITY COLLEGEPROFESSOR…
  12. 12. Student Collaboration: Internet andWeb-based Tools Facebook ◦ Student Driven Apps ◦ DropBox ◦ Google Docs ◦ Templates for Résumé Skype ◦ Mentorship
  13. 13. Leverage Community Resources Specific resources available on campus Public Library Scientific Organizations ◦ Biocom ◦ San Diego Career Centers Other Biotech Programs ◦ Community Colleges ◦ 4-year universities
  14. 14. Instructional Practices Limit the amount of time I speak in the classroom. What do I have to offer that students cannot get on the internet? Set-up a system by which students can provide feedback on a regular basis.
  15. 15. References Klaus, Peggy. (2008). The Hard Truth About Soft Skills—Workplace Lessons Smart People Wish They’d Learned Sooner. Collins. Klaus, Peggy (2003). BRAG! The Art of Tooting Your Own Horn Without Blowing It. Warner Business Books.
  16. 16. Funding Sources Senate Bill 70 San Diego Workforce Collaborative
  17. 17. Acknowledgements Roya Lahijani-SD City College Dave Singer-SD City College Jane Harrington-University of California San Diego, Eckmann Laboratory Karen Overklift-Biocom Nancy Taylor-San Diego Science Alliance Lavar Watkins-South Metro Career Centers Mike Greig-Pfizer Maryam Azad-Green Solutions Judi Heitz-Grossmont Unified School District Sandy Slivka-Southern California Biotechnology Center
  18. 18. Questions,Thoughts,Comments

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