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BIOCHEMISTRY AND CELL BIOLOGY

 


Bachelor of Science - Undergraduate Program

 

Career Perspectives

Most BCCB graduates move on to graduate education, and past graduates of this program have enrolled at prestigious universities world-wide. To these belong MSc and PhD programs at Imperial College London, LMU Munich, University of Heidelberg, University of Göttingen, ETH Zurich, EPF Lausanne, European Molecular Biology Laboratories (EMBL), various International Max Planck Research Schools (IMPRS), University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, Cornell University, Duke University, New York University, Yale, MIT, and Harvard University.

The applied curriculum of the BCCB program with many laboratory courses also enables graduates to find work as lab researchers, in other research-related positions, in product development, technical support, marketing or sales in biotech, food, or pharmaceutical companies as well as government agencies. Some graduates have also found non-traditional careers such as management, science policy, or science writing. Outside academia, past graduates of this program work for Arthrex, Catenion, Roche, Leroy Merlin, Boston Consulting Group, and the non-profit partnership Medicines for Malaria Venture.

A stepping stone

Lida-Maria Lottko is a freelance strategy and innovation consultant. At Jacobs, she learned the skills to be her own boss and the university also paved her way for further studies in the United States.

Mahlaqua Noor

BSc Biochemistry and Cell Biology | 2019
Nationality: Pakistani

Mahlaqua has been awarded with a doctorate scholarship from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for outstanding academics performance and social commitment. In her doctoral thesis at Cambridge University, she will deal with a virus called “human cytomegalovirus” (HCMV). Her studies at Jacobs University opened the door to the Gates Fellowship. Early access to laboratory courses, involvement in professors' research from the first semester onwards, intensive supervision and gaining international experience through Summer Undergraduate Research Program at the New York University School of Medicine were among the factors that made her application strong.

 

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Bersal Williams

BSc Biochemistry and Cell Biology | 2019
Nationality: Zimbabwe/ Portugal

Before arriving at Jacobs, I already knew a fair amount about the university but I had no way of knowing how valuable coming here would be for my future. I was prepared for my professors to give me great lectures but I was not prepared for how valuable and instrumental they would be in helping me transition to the next stage of my professional life after Jacobs. I had no way of knowing that references from Jacobs professors are so highly regarded and that my professors would be so well connected internationally in their fields. I fully credit Jacobs for preparing me for the next stage of my life and for putting me in a position to actually start it, once I was prepared for it.

 

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Catherine Jacob-Dolan

BSc Biochemistry and Cell Biology | 2016
Nationality: American

“Early access to the laboratory courses and the involvement in the professors’ research right from the first semester, a ton of specialist knowledge, to have made friends from all over the world, and to have spent three years learning, laughing and occasionally arguing with people from all over the world. Jacobs also taught me to make something of herself because on campus, if one wants something and draws attention to it, then they can get a lot of support.”
Catherine is now pursuing a five-year doctoral program that includes a master’s degree in immunology at Harvard University.

 

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Alumni Gallery


Graduates of Jacobs University follow a variety of career paths all over the world – may it be a professional or academic career or even the leap into entrepreneurship.

We want to share with you some of the exciting stories of our alumni.

Read what they have to say about the Jacobs experience and how it helped them personally and professionally.

Career Services Center

Today’s business world requires disciplinary knowledge from graduates as well as the ability to apply this knowledge. Career-related services at Jacobs University provide information, counseling and training, networks, and events. Jacobs University’s students participate in trainings on project management, business communication, job interview skills, and more. Digital job and internship portfolios help students to prepare for their career.

Contact the Career Services Center for more information
Email: csc [at] jacobs-university.de
Phone: +49 421 200-4225

Alumni Association

Studying at Jacobs University gives you connections – often for your whole life.

The JACOBS UNIVERSITY BREMEN ALUMNI ASSOCIATION E.V. was founded in 2004 by the first generation of graduates. Since then, around 4,500 students have obtained their degrees from Jacobs University.

Contact the Jacobs Alumni Relations Office
Email: d.heinsen [at] jacobs-university.de
Phone: +49 421 200-4238