Deadline: December 15th, 2022 at 11:59 pm.
Biocom California Institute Life Science Young Leaders Fellowship Program 2023
The Biocom California Institute Life Science Young Leaders Fellowship is open to college graduates/senior students who are first-generation or from historically underrepresented groups. The fellowship aims to provide fellows with exposure to the life sciences community and further their relationships and understanding of career options in this growing sector. The fellowship is highly competitive.
A science background is not required. Did you know that a great number of jobs in life sciences companies do not require a science background? There are opportunities in IT, finance, quality assurance, regulatory affairs, and supply chain just to name a few.
Key Components of the Program:
Fellows will have an assigned mentor from the biotechnology or life science field. This mentor will connect their fellow to networking opportunities, provide career feedback, and offer a unique insight into the industry.
Resume & Interview Coaching
Fellows will have their resumes reviewed and will be provided with feedback by life science human resources and talent acquisition specialists. As a part of the program, fellows will also participate in practice interviews with HR industry professionals to help refine their interview skills and highlight their strengths relevant to the life science industry.
Networking & Development Opportunities: Essential Skills for Life Science Professionals Training
Fellows will have the opportunity to meet and connect with employees from various life science companies. They also have free access to attend 1 Biocom California event per month throughout the fellowship program.
Certificate of Completion
Upon successful completion of your fellowship, you will receive a Biocom California Institute certificate of completion and a designation as a Biocom California Life Science Young Leader Fellow.
Activities for this fellowship will occur between January and June of 2023 and include:
- Life Science Young Leaders Fellowship Orientation Event
- Monthly Mandatory Fellowship Cohort Meetings
- Six Professional Development Sessions
- Minimum of 3 Meetings with Assigned Mentor
- Biocom California Institute’s annual Career Fair
- Life Science Young Leaders Fellowship Capstone Event
This is an estimated 20-30 hour commitment over 6 months. Specific dates of the meetings, professional development sessions, and events will be provided at the beginning of the program. Attendance and participation in activities and professional development sessions are mandatory.
The application will close on December 15th, 2022 at 11:59 pm. Applicants will be notified in early January of 2023 if they are accepted.
We will be accepting 20 candidates for the 2023 cohort. This program has high interest and the number of applications in the past has exceeded the slots available. If you are not accepted into this cohort, you are welcome to apply to the next cohort.
Participation in this program does not guarantee job placement or job offers. Fellowships are limited to college students/graduates in California.
Professional Development Sessions
- Resume Building
- Rock Your LinkedIn Profile
- Elevator Speech
- How and Why to Network
- Biocom California Institute’s Career Lab Portal
- Mock Interviews with HR Professionals