Great atmosphere and facilities at IMC Campus Krems
When I got home from school, I used to do chemistry exercises for fun. Sounds weird, but it’s true. I always fancied studying abroad and all I wanted was to find a university, where I could best develop my talents. Naturally, I thought studying chemistry would be the way to go. However, I wanted to attend a more innovative study programme. Thus, I decided to turn to the internet for help and there it was, the perfect match, Medical and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology.
I came to Krems for the open day and fell in love with the place. There was a wow factor about the campus, and the lecturers were so down to earth – it was incredible. I was swept off my feet by the laboratory visit, where they presented the cancer research they do here. This is what I am passionate about and what I want to dedicate my life to. So, the programme was perfect for me.
Next stop: Harvard Medical School
I didn’t expect that there would be so many lectures in the lab. I’m only 21 years old and I’ve learned how to isolate DNA – something I would never have imagined that I’d be doing a couple of years ago. I have already got the approval to do my internship at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (Harvard Medical School). I cannot believe what has happened during the past months!
A fantastic basis for the future career
Without the IMC Krems, I would not be where I am today. That is why I recently went back to my old high school to talk to the pupils about the programme. I wanted them to have the same opportunity that the IMC has given me. I believe, that in order to really be successful at what you do, you first need to understand and master the basics. I am really convinced that the basic study programme in the field of medical and pharmaceutical biotechnology will give us the knowledge and experience we need to prosper.
When I look back, I know that there was no need to feel nervous at the start of the programme. You’re really well looked after here – there’s plenty of supervision and support. It’s like I’ve found a new family here. Just take advantage of all the opportunities, don’t be afraid. Go for it!