Another semester is almost over for me. I have just two more semesters to go before I obtain my bachelors degree in Molecular Bioscience + Biotechnology from Arizona State University.

I am still on an F1 student visa, which has several drawbacks, especially in regards to limiting me to work on campus. I have applied for a green card, however, that may take several years of waiting.

I have been somewhat bored, as I have been out of the lab for the last few months, since my summer internship ended at SunHealth research institute.

About a month ago I was offered an internship position in the immunochemistry department of a global firm that recently opened a new facility in Arizona. It looked very promising, and i had my hopes up, and was eager to start this great opportunity. Unfortunately four weeks later and I am still waiting for them to issue me the application paperwork to fill out. They have also been unresponsive to my emails and phone calls. Once again I have been let down. I believe it to be most unprofessional to behave in this manner. If the position is no longer available, or something else is preventing the hiring, then they should at least have the decency to let me know, so i could then look for something else. To be honest its very frustrating!!!!

Today I had an interview for another internship, this time with the Biodesign Center for Biolectronics and Biosensors. This is a field I am not too familiar with but, sounds very interesting none the less. Drug development and medical technology is just one side of biotechnology. The interview was somewhat longer than I had anticipated, but its always exciting for me to be inside the Biodesign facility. Whether or not I will get the job, at least I will know by Monday.

My last final exam will be next week and then it's winter break. At this rate it looks like i will still have nothing much to do, although I have enrolled in a winter session medical anthropology class and will also be volunteering at Phoenix Children's Hospital.

As I mentioned earlier things are just frustrating. I need a green card and a job. For now I will just keep trying, and I hope something will crop up eventually. I am just itching to get back into a lab and work on something worthwhile. So if anyone is resume is still up here.

PS the photo is of me (on the far left), at ST3 Entertainments Taboo Tuesdays @ upper Deck


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