From the semi-finals in Japan, to the finals in Switzerland, Biocamp has been a life changing adventure.
At the Global Biocamp I was made aware of how little knowledge and skill I had. Being one of the few undergraduate students among the majority of other participants who were Masters and PhD’s candidates can be tough. I learned how a drug makes it from the lab to hospitals and homes, as well as the kind of talent that the healthcare industries are looking for in order to keep innovating for the better. To someone else, 4 days of seminars, lectures and group work may sound grueling. To me, 4 days wasn’t nearly enough. It wasn’t all serious though. I learned how to say “cheers” in 7 different languages during the evening networking sessions and made some amazing memories. It has truly been an amazing experience
I was honored to receive the individual award along with Elena(UK), and Sarmishtha(India). I know many other team mates and participants that were more deserving than me, and that is why I need to use this opportunity to its full potential.
I would also like to extend my gratitude to all the staff at Novartis who helped in planning Biocamp 2015. I hope they aren’t too tired of me yet because I will join the other winners in visiting Novartis Shanghai in 2016!