I attend a lower ranked state school in New York state, and have taken a liking to the field of genomics. My computer science skills are weak, but I enjoy the field and would like to pursue it for a career. I am attempting a B.S in biology and hope to graduate in the next year, may 2016.
How would I go about this? I assume building up a portfolio of work would be appropriate, but is genomics even a field that is hiring at the moment, especially unproven students? I have heard that only computer science in the STEM fields have good employment opportunities, and after flunking out of computer science, and maxing out loans and fin. aid, approaching a dual degree would be hard.
I guess my main question is: How would I build myself up to be employable in genomics / bioinformatics as a biology student(undergrad).