What is the program?
A 3-month TRAINEE-RUN mentorship program that helps Biomedical Post-Docs, PhD students, and Masters students at Johns Hopkins/UMBC learn about non-academic science careers through focused, one-on-one mentoring with an industry professional
Fall Cohort Runs from August- December
Applications open mid August, close mid September (will get email notifying acceptance and LinkedIn invite), informational interviews and matching period will end early October, matches will be sent out and official 1-on-1 mentoring initiated by mentee will run from October- end of December
Spring Cohort Runs from January- June
Applications open mid January, close mid February (will get email notifying acceptance and LinkedIn invite), informational interviews and matching period will end early March, matches will be sent out and official 1-on-1 mentoring initiated by mentee will run from March- end of June
All Graduate-Level Trainees who are interested in Careers in the Biotech Industry and are affiliated with Johns Hopkins or UMBC
We are accepting applications for the Spring 2023 Cohort
If you are a JHU or UMBC Masters, PhD, or Post-Doc interested in the biopharmaceutical industry we welcome you to apply!
Applications are due February 20th, 2023
HBN has unique partnership with CASSS, a not-for-profit 501(c)(6) professional scientific society made up of over 5,000 industry, academic and regulatory professionals
Previous mentors have held positions at a variety of small and big biopharmaceutical companies and government institutes.
Our mentors have worked in fields such as: research and development, regulatory affairs, consulting, scientific communication, and public policy.
Are you a CASSS Member and/or a Professional in the Biotech or Pharmaceutical field?
We welcome to you to apply to be a mentor!
Thank you to all who have served as previous mentors and we hope you will apply again. And we welcome all new mentors who wish to apply. We appreciate you giving your time to mentor in our program.
Applications are due February 20th 2023
Applications open for PhD, Masters and Post Doctoral Trainees apply to be mentees, and CASSS members and other Biotech and Pharma professionals apply to be mentors
Accepted trainees and mentors will be notified of acceptance and then accepted mentees will arrange 1-6 informational interviews with pool of mentors. At the end of the pre-matching period mentors and mentees will complete form about preferences for mentee-mentor match
Mentees will be matched with a mentor and for the next 3 months mentees will arrange 1-on-1 monthly meetings to achieve and discuss professional goals with their mentor
Large Community of Program Alumni
130+ Mentees and 90+ Mentors have participated over the past 3 years
80% of mentees and mentors plan to continue to mentorship relationship beyond end of program
Average Cohort Size
30 Mentees and 30 Mentors
Positive Exit Survey Responses
90% of Mentees have had a positive experience and would recommend the program
"I enjoyed that the program was so open-ended to allow each participant to tailor their experience for their individual needs. The program allowed for a safe space to practice networking"
"I liked being able to connect with multiple mentors during the match program (I am still in touch with several!)"
"I love this program!! I've recommended it to every student in my department. It's been the most helpful thing for my transition away from academia."
Check back in Mid-2023 for official manuscript on program and pdf materials to use in your mentorship program!