Ryan Ambrose: Pharmaceutical Sciences’ 3+2 program and Internship at Worldwide Company

Ryan Ambrose

“Campbell was very instrumental in preparing me to be successful in both internships. I think these experiences will propel me toward pursuing and achieving my future career goals.”

Student Name: Ryan Ambrose

Program: Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences (MSPS)

Anticipated graduation: 2022

Undergraduate Institution/Degree(s) obtained: Campbell University, 3+2 program

Where are you originally from: Kenly, NC

Why did you choose Campbell University?

I have attended Campbell for both undergrad and graduate school. I chose Campbell because the campus felt like home. I am from a small town and Campbell felt like the perfect home away from home with the small-town feel. I could also sense the community feeling from the moment I stepped on campus, which I loved and still love about Campbell.

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

Throughout undergrad, I maintained a 4.0 GPA and was on the President’s List each semester. I also was a member of Campbell’s FCA Leadership team for two years. I am a team-player, self-motivated, and willing to learn. All of these strengths are very important in supporting my academic journey and 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 a part of a team that brings new drugs and/or therapies for diseases that currently have no treatments or cures.

What do you hope to accomplish at Campbell CPHS?

I want to leave an impact on the MSPS program and make many connections while in school. I also hope to be a help to future students enrolling in the program so I can give them insight about what to expect. I am part of the first class since the MSPS program switched to a block schedule format, so I have valuable insight.

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

Upon graduating, I hope to start my career as a lab analyst in a quality control department. I would also like to work in research and development and be a part of a team that could bring a new drug or therapy to market. I hope to eventually climb up the ladder to a management position with the possibility of being a manager of a Quality Control department.

Can you speak a little to the 3+2 program? Why was this appealing to you?

The 3 +2 program was something I wanted to do from the moment I first learned about it. I liked the program because it saved me a year of schooling and allowed me to enroll in graduate school a year early. First, it saved me a year’s worth of tuition. 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 enrolling in this program would help me be more competitive when I start to apply for jobs. I am extremely happy with my decision to enroll in the 3+2 program!

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

Both internships I obtained through 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 to helping me find the internship at FHI 360. While there, I was tasked with doing research and developing a TLC method based on an HPLC method for screening purposes.

At Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies USA, I am a QC planning intern. Mr. Gallagher was also important in helping me find and land this internship. I work in the quality control department as a planner. I have been responsible for helping create forecasts for various parts of the QC department so we can ensure that we have the materials, number of employees, etc. for each project when it is time to execute the projects.

Since Fujifilm Diosynth is a contract development and manufacturing company (CDMO). There are many projects and clients, which make planning very important for the QC department. Campbell prepared me very well for these positions. The coursework was very relevant and up to date with what I have experienced at both of my internships. I also was able to take the hands-on experience from my lab courses and translate that knowledge into the industry.

Campbell was very instrumental in preparing me to be successful in both internships. I think these experiences will propel me toward pursuing and achieving my future career goals.

Additional comments you would like to share – it can be anything about your hobbies, journey, faith, pets, etc.

I just want to thank my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I owe everything I have ever received to Him. He has blessed me with all these opportunities which I am so thankful for. He has always stuck with me, so I need to thank Him for bringing me this far. Without Him, I would not be where I am today.

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