On a year before graduation from school I've been thinking over the idea to choose biotechnology as my future profession, but, as I had little information about it I couldn't make up my mind for whether to apply to college for this specialty, or consider other variants.The sooner the graduation came the more confident I became about the future education I wanted to receive. When I learned about the CityLab Academy I understood it would be the ideal variant for me. I hope that completing this course will grant me the initial knowledge about the peculiarities of the profession I've decided to choose, and will make the further education a little easier for me. It is also that after finishing the CityLab Academy I would be able to find a job in case I would need it.For me, biotechnology is the way to change the life of people and other species on our planet. The amount of various microorganisms in the world is incredible, only a few of them were studied and their effects used for the humans to benefit from it. I believe there are still numerous microorganisms the scientists haven't discovered that can solve the vital problems the dwellers of our planet have. For example, there might be some microorganisms that are able to provide us with the substances needed to create drugs that will cure the diseases that were previously considered to be immedicable, like cancer, AIDS or diabetes. It is also possible that the microorganisms may solve the problem of the lack of food that exists in the contemporary world. It has always been fascinating for me to work in the school biology lab, thus I would like to learn to do the research work properly. I'm sure that some of the CityLab Academy courses will give me the necessary knowledge, thus I will be able to get the job dealing with the laboratory work, or, if I will decide to continue my education it will assist me greatly, as I'll have the knowledge and understanding of the research process, thus my work will be more effective. I was also fascinated by the fact that the curriculum of the CityLab Academy included attending various academic and industry biotech laboratories. The use of biotechnologies in the industry has long been an object of interest for me, and it would also be interesting to at least look at the newest mechanical facilities I've read about in the scientific magazines. I also hope that those field trips will allow me to define in what area I would like to specialize and be employed. What also attracted me in the curriculum was the fact that the CityLab Academy proposed the seminars where the students are learned to write the cover letters and resumes and pass the interviews successfully, as it is often said by the managers of the companies that self-confidence and communication skills are of no less importance for passing the interview successfully and getting the job than the knowledge and attainments the specialized education gives. It is also great that the CityLab Academy curriculum includes the seminars designed to teach students the skills needed for the successful studying and work process, like communication techniques, time management, and conflict resolution. Those skills make the process of studying and working, both group and individual much easier and profitable, as the person who possesses those skills can concentrate on what he/she is doing instead of spreading the attention on minor issues.