Veterans

Biocom Institute’s Veterans Initiative provides veterans access to a variety of life science industry professionals and executives. Complete with job skills workshops, an industry-focused career fair and mentorship pairing, this program provides a holistic approach to addressing skills gaps, hiring and job-search challenges, and a unique direct connection between veterans and the life science industry.

For more information, or to get involved with our Veterans initiative, contact us.

Veterans Committee

Our member-driven Veterans Initiative Committee is comprised of veterans currently working in life science. The committee discusses the needs of current veterans transitioning to or working in a career in life science, as well as the best strategies they can implement to succeed. By sharing experiences and discussing solutions, the Veterans Initiative Committee helps Biocom Institute’s veterans programs be relevant, helpful, and successful.

 

Veterans Symposium

Our symposium regularly includes an industry overview, company spotlights, career panels, and information on applicable education programs, all specific to veterans. This half-day event is ideal for veterans who want to take the first step and explore if life science is the right industry for them, as well as veterans already dedicated to life science and hoping to expand their network and knowledge base.

A few roles where veterans tend to thrive in the life science industry: 

Operations

Operations

Project Management

Project Management

Information Technology

Information Technology

Business Development

Business Development

For a list of other Life Science Careers visit our career portal. 

Military Fellowship

The Biocom Institute’s Military Fellowship Program provides meaningful career readiness experiences to local veterans interested in obtaining gainful employment in the life science. Veteran participants are matched with mentors in the life science sector, who support the veterans through a year-long program by providing industry-specific knowledge and exposure to a variety of facets of the industry, making meaningful introductions, and assisting in goal setting and achievement.

Participation in this program does not guarantee job placement or a job offer from a mentor. All military branches are welcome to apply. Participation is limited to veterans living in San Diego County.

Please note that while the mentors are here to guide and assist participants, the participants are expected to take initiative and make the most of these opportunities, networking events, resources, etc.

“My impression of the Biocom Institute’s Veteran Mentoring Program is that it’s military people helping military people. It’s former soldiers, sailors and airmen who are already in the industry. And they’re taking the time to give back to those who are transitioning and those who have retired to help us find our way through this daunting and difficult process of transitioning from military to civilian life.”

Linwood Harrison

Intelligence Analyst, United States Army