Debate and discussion of any biological questions not pertaining to a particular topic.
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So I've kinda had some issues with staying focused in life. I started as an electrical engineer major and did pretty damn terrible...
So I transferred and switched to biology, and I like it a LOT more. Much more interesting and "wet" than engineering which I found dull and dry.
Anyway, I'm about to graduate with a BS in Bio and I'm still not quite sure what to do. Remember how I said I kinda have trouble focusing? Well, while in school I played live poker alot for serious money, and it was kinda my escape and I spent time on that while others classmates probably spent the same time working or doing research jobs.
The great thing is I have an extremely high GPA, so I really hope that matters to employers or if I decide to try grad school. My GPA is ~3.75. In my genetics class I was literally the only one out of 70 students to get 100% on the final exam. Biology just comes naturally to me. But I like do to problem-solving things in biology rather than just memorization. So while I like biology, I'm not as thrilled about classes where there is just pure memorization.
Anyway, how bad of shape am I considering everything I said? I did do one small, unpaid, short internship last summer finding/sorting small mollusks in a lab. Other than that, my resume sucks... Advice needed please.
There's not much job market for a Biology Bachelor's - grad school is the route, with low-paying assistantships (but no tuition fees) for a few years.
Unless your goal in life is maximising your bank account, being unfocused is a GOOD thing, although employers aren't too keen on it. Grad school is a heck of a lot different than undergrad - better if you prefer thinking to memorising. I'd also highly recommend lying on as many tropical beaches as you can before you get too serious.
I'd like to do research in a lab setting post-graduation (which is only a few months from now). At least for half a year or a year...Now I know you need a masters to actually direct research, but I'm pretty sure a BS in biology is sufficient to be a research assistant or technician. Will I be in good shape even though I lack a lot of research experience?
i dont think there is much work for biologists
but you will need a Phd to get any real work
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