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:
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.