As of 1 and a half weeks ago, I started an industrial placement at a major pharmaceutical company. This is really exciting and will help me consolidate my knowledge and learn more than I could possibly know from following a university course.
Already my pipetting skills have become better and I feel comfortable working around reagents not found in a university lab. I can't wait to look back at myself in a year, and see how much I have grown not only within myself but also within an industrial environment.
I feel like a real scientist!