Chevening essay about Networking
I would greatly appreciate your help.
For almost 4 years I worked with the Commercial Pharmacy, and even with great acting as a Pharmaceutical Clinic, I did not feel professionally fulfilled. Before taking another step, I had to understand what was happening to me, with this self-knowledge I realized the lack of scientific research on Cosmetics and pharmaceuticals in my life.
Today I realize that building and maintaining a network of contacts is fundamental to fulfill our dream, so I went back to the Federal University of Bahia and was received by my former teachers, who guided me to the most important phase of my graduation, where I received the follow up, I set up the first League of Cosmetology of UFBA, presented symposia and scientific initiations.
My network is composed mainly by the Deputy Director of the Department of Medicine of the Federal University of Bahia (UFBA) and Doctor of Natural Products, the Chief of the Department of Medicines and PHD in Natural Product Research (UFBA), a Ph.D. base of studies is related to research on the bioactivity of plants from the northeast Bahia of UFBA and a master in biotechnology that works in a cosmetics production industry based on nanotechnology study.
They have given me academic and scientific support for building my current career plan for this master program, path by offering partnerships, a laboratory for product research, and participation of these will be crucial to what I chose to work upon after my master's degree in the UK.
In addition to these, in April I performed the Empretec, which is a methodology of the United Nations (UN) that seeks to develop characteristics of entrepreneurial behavior. Held in partnership with SEBRAE, a social service that fosters entrepreneurship in Brazil, in this course we have opportunities to meet, keep in touch with entrepreneurs and opinion formers from different areas of activity, as it is applied in about 40 countries, the network of contacts is extensive and multi-professional.
An example is the mayor of Fecomercio's business, Rosemma, one of the partnerships I plan for my career plan. She plans various training programs for the needy, especially women, and Newton FUND, the British Council, also has programs for this purpose. This connection will have enormous social impact on the population of the Northeastern backlands.
My personal goals and career strategy have motivated the strong relevance of the professional network I possess.
As a professional from the outskirts of Salvador, I want to share my experience and achievements with Chevening by helping with Mentoring projects, together with the Alumni in Brazil and especially in the Northeast. My access to institutions of higher education through my network of contacts will allow me, in partnership with them, to conduct training, workshops and also invite some fellows from Chevening to share our knowledge and experience for the young people of the Brazilian Northeast. In addition to strengthening the relationship, this will provoke the spirit of change and global knowledge for the Brazilian academic population, as I know that many see access to international education as a major obstacle.