Magdeline Schoonover (’22)
“I am a huge advocate of Georgetown’s Biotechnology Master’s Program. The classes are industry based, where students are given case studies to present, preparing them for what they will face in their future careers. The give-and-take between students and faculty is one that is prevalent in the real work force, where individuals in high ranking leadership often learn from the experiences and diverse backgrounds of others. That’s how it feels in this program, the professors want to learn about your ideas and opinions to then give you their input based on their worldly experiences in academia or industry. It’s interesting to see how some professors connect their time serving in the Armed Forces to making executive decisions in the biotechnology industry and learning about other connections [that] you wouldn’t think of otherwise.
“I am a huge advocate of Georgetown’s Biotechnology Master’s Program… I can see this program serving as a sturdy foundation for my future career, whether it is in biotech, project management, pharma, pursuing a PhD or MBA, or wherever I go from here.”
The environment is warm and inviting where students are encouraged to ask questions. Dr. Labuda, the Biotechnology Program Director, has served as an invaluable mentor for me, offering much of her time to help guide me as to what career steps I would like to take next. I can see this program serving as a sturdy foundation for my future career, whether it is in biotech, project management, pharma, pursuing a PhD or MBA, or wherever I go from here. I feel confident with the knowledge that I obtained at Georgetown.”
Interviewed by: Neha Somineni (MS candidate, ‘22)