Postgraduate Researcher | Caryn Urbanczyk

Caryn is a postgraduate research fellow in the Department of Bioengineering and the Department of Surgery and Cancer at Imperial College London and has been there for 2 years.

It’s important not to neglect learning how to be a well-rounded adult and continuing to take the classes you really enjoy. If you like music, keep taking music. If you like English Literature, take English Literature. It makes you a more well-rounded person at the end of the day.

Caryn Urbanczyk

Sections of this video:

  • Educational Background- 00:35
  • Choosing to go to university- 02:08
  • An Academic Journey in Bioengineering- 03:02
  • The ‘aha’ moment- 04:50
  • Advice for students choosing their subjects- 05:38
  • A Day in the life of a Bioengineering Researcher- 06:50
  • Learning a new programming language- 07:43
  • Work-Life Balance- 08:13
  • Unexpected career surprises- 08:55
  • Time management- 10:31
  • Misconceptions about a career in Bioengineering- 11:23
  • Aspirations and role models- 12:54
  • Technical aspects- 13:40
  • Being a woman in engineering- 15:38
  • Advice for those who are starting out- 18:07

So How Can I Get into bioengineering?

Useful subjects to study in order to get into Bioengineering:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Mathematics

And if you are interested in research or academia, Caryn suggests getting involved with lab researchers or finding something you find interesting and spend time researching it.

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