Ryan Ambrose: Pharmaceutical Sciences 3 + 2 Program and Internship at Worldwide Company – Blogs


“Campbell was instrumental in my preparation for success on both internships. I believe that these experiences will propel me towards the pursuit and achievement of my future career goals.

Student name: Ryan ambrose

Program: Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences (MSPS)

Early graduation: 2022

Undergraduate institution / degree (s) obtained: Campbell University, 3 + 2 program

Where are you from: Kenly, North Carolina

Why did you choose Campbell University?

I dated Campbell for undergraduate and graduate studies. I chose Campbell because the campus felt like home. I’m from a small town and Campbell felt like the perfect home away from home with the vibe of a small town. I was also able to feel the sense of community from the moment I walked onto campus, which I loved and still love about Campbell.

Briefly describe your accomplishments, strengths, passions and experiences. What do you bring to the Campbell class?

Throughout the undergraduate I maintained a GPA of 4.0 and was on the President’s List every semester. I was also a member of the Campbell’s FCA management team for two years. I am a team player, motivated and eager to learn. All these strengths are very important to support my university career and my future career. I am passionate about helping people, which is why I chose the field of Pharmaceutical Sciences. I hope to work in research and development where I can be part of a team that brings new drugs and / or therapies for diseases that currently have no cure or cure.

What do you hope to accomplish at Campbell CPHS?

I want to leave an impact on the MSPS program and forge many links at school. I also hope to be of help for future students entering the program so that I can give them a taste of what to expect. I’ve been in the first class since the SPSM program moved to a block schedule format, so I have some valuable insight.

What are your career goals and / or what legacy do you hope to leave?

After graduation, I hope to start my career as a laboratory analyst in a quality control department. I would also like to work in research and development and be part of a team that could bring a new drug or a new therapy to market. I hope to eventually climb the ladder to a management position with the possibility of being responsible for a quality control department.

Can you tell us a bit about the 3 + 2 program? Why did it attract you?

The 3 + 2 program was something I wanted to do as soon as I heard about it. I liked the program because it saved me a year of tuition and allowed me to enroll in graduate school a year earlier. First, it saved me a year of tuition fees. Second, and most importantly, I felt that enrolling in this program would challenge me and prepare me for the rigors of my future career. I also thought that signing up for this program would help me be more competitive when I started applying for jobs. I am extremely happy with my decision to enroll in the 3 + 2 program!

Tell me about your summer internship at FHI 360 and Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies USA Inc. How did you get these internships? What types of things do you do, how has Campbell prepared you for the positions and how do you see those experiences translating into your longer term career goals?

The two internships that I obtained thanks to the help of Mr. Gallagher. I worked at FHI 360 in the summer of 2020. I was unsure if I was going to find an internship due to the pandemic, but Mr. Gallagher was very helpful and dedicated in helping me find the internship at FHI 360. was commissioned to research and develop a TLC method based on an HPLC method for screening purposes.

At Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies USA, I am a QC planning intern. Mr. Gallagher also played an important role in helping me find and secure this internship. I work in the quality control department as a planner. I was tasked with helping to create forecasts for various parts of the QC department so that we could make sure we have the materials, number of employees, etc. for each project when it’s time to run the projects.

Since Fujifilm Diosynth is a contract development and manufacturing company (CDMO). There are many projects and clients, which makes planning very important for the QC department. Campbell prepared me very well for these positions. The lessons were very relevant and up to date with what I experienced during my two internships. I was also able to benefit from the practical experience of my laboratory courses and translate this knowledge into the industry.

Campbell was instrumental in my preparation for the success of both internships. I believe that these experiences will propel me towards the pursuit and achievement of my future career goals.

Additional comments you would like to share – it could be about your hobbies, travel, faith, pets, etc.

I just want to thank my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I owe him everything I have ever received. He has blessed me with all these opportunities that I am so grateful for. He has always stayed with me, so I have to thank him for bringing me here. Without Him, I wouldn’t be where I am today.

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