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Explore Science Careers! Diverse Jobs, Diverse Genius

These ready-to-use career exploration resources from TeacherVision and Genius Plaza will inspire students and make it easy to teach an interactive unit on career and 21st Century skills. Candid, personal, and engaging, these profiles come complete and ready to teach: Video, worksheets, animations, and assessment are all included! Use them to supplement a career unit, guidance session, or curriculum unit (i.e. biology/life science) - or as an easy one-class activity for a substitute. Appropriate for independent or group practice use, these resources can be used in class or assigned as take-home work.

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Ernesto Muñoz, Biologist/Pharmaceutical Researcher

Genius Plaza Career Profile Ernesto Munoz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Biologist Ernesto Muñoz is Associate Director of a research laboratory at a major pharmaceutical company, helping teams of scientists discover new drugs to improve people's lives. In this career profile, Ernesto talks about his childhood in Peru, the educational path that led him to pursue a PhD and a career as a researcher, and advice for what to focus on academically when thinking about a career in the life sciences. 

Additional Resources

Worksheet Packet: Standards-aligned reading and language arts activities (in-class or take-home)

Genius Tunes: Biologist Ernesto Muñoz (animated song that summarizes the video)

Genius eBook: Ernesto Muñoz and Being a Biologist

Genius Assessment: 9-Question Reading Exercise

Dr. Ana Verónica Méndez 

Genius Plaza Ana Veronica Mendez

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pediatrician Dr. Ana Verónica Méndez is Chief of Pediatric Ambulatory Care at Richmond University Medical Center, where she works with a team of doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals to provide children with medical care and families with support and compassion. Dr. Méndez talks about the path through medical school, her struggles as an immigrant who didn't speak any English, the importance of studying liberal arts in addition to the sciences, and a walkthrough of her (very!) busy schedule. She also discusses the importance of the female role models in her life and how they enabled her to persist, believe, and achieve success.

Additional Resources

Worksheet Packet: Standards-aligned reading and language arts activities (in-class or take-home)

Genius Tunes: Physician Dr. Ana Verónica Méndez (animated song that summarizes the video)

Genius eBook: Dr. Ana Verónica Méndez on Being a Chief of Pediatric Ambulatory Care

Genius Assessment: 9-Question Reading Exercise

Javier Rubio, Clinical Trial Administrator

Genius Plaza Javier Rubio

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Javier Rubio is a clinical trial administrator for a major pharmaceutical company, where he works with mental health professionals on clinical trials and research studies that lead to breakthroughs in new treatments and methods. In this video, Javier talks openly about growing up in a poor inner-city neighborhood with limited ideas about possible career paths until very late in high school. He details his successful post-college career in finance, and tells a cautionary tale about how it all came crashing down around him before moving on to discuss how his willingness to embrace change and make a big move brought him to the success in his current career.

Additional Resources

Worksheet Packet: Standards-aligned reading and language arts activities (in-class or take-home)

Genius Tunes: Clinical Trial Administrator Javier Rubio (animated song that summarizes the video)

Genius eBook: Javier Rubio and Being a Clinical Trial Administrator

Genius Assessment: 9-Question Reading Exercise

Marcos Milla, Biologist and Pharmaceutical Researcher

Genius Plaza Career Profile Marcos Milla

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marcos Milla is Global Head of Emerging Science and Innovation at a major pharmaceutical company, where he is responsible for discovering and developing new drugs for conditions and diseases that currently have no treatments or cures. In this video, Marcos talks about his day-to-day schedule and activities, supervising the many teams of people that work for him, and the excitement he has for working each day on new and interesting projects. Marcos also talks about how he developed a love for science from a young age, and offers some guidance on how to build a career in the biological sciences.

Additional Resources

Worksheet Packet: Standards-aligned reading and language arts activities (in-class or take-home)

Genius Tunes: Biologist Marcos Milla (animated song that summarizes the video)

Genius eBook: Learning About Pharmaceutical Research with Marcos Milla

Genius Assessment: 9-Question Reading Exercise

Martha Romero - Sr. Recruiting Specialist

Genius Plaza Career Profile Martha Romero

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Martha Romero helps people find jobs and helps companies fill open positions with the most qualified people available. In this video, Martha discusses her experiences as a child of Colombian immigrants, putting her career aspirations on hold as a young parent, going back to school as an adult, and her recommendations and suggestions for being persistent and happy in your career.

Additional Resources

Worksheet Packet: Standards-aligned reading and language arts activities (in-class or take-home)

Genius Tunes: Martha Romero, Talent Acquisition (animated song that summarizes the video)

Genius eBook: Martha Romero, Sr. Recruiting Specialist

Genius Assessment: 9-Question Reading Exercise

 

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