College & Career Exploration Day at UMass Amherst

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College & Career Exploration Day is designed to expose high school students to the career opportunities within the life sciences industry, while providing an understanding of the connection between their academic choices and career path. The event will showcase a wide array of educational opportunities and diverse fields of study in college life sciences programs. Through rapid-paced mentoring sessions, students will learn first-hand from industry volunteers about their unique qualifications, educational backgrounds, and interests that brought them to biotechnology and the contribution each of their roles make in this evolving industry.

Sample Event Schedule:

  • 8:00 am: Registration
  • 9:00 am: Introduction/ Welcome Note
  • 9:30 am: Mentor Sessions/ Campus Tours 
  • 11:00 am: Mentor Sessions/ Campus Tours
  • 12:20 pm: Lunch
  • 1:00 pm: Evaluations and Dismissal


MassBioEd will reimburse participating schools for up to $500 for the cost of bus transportation for their students and coverage for up to two substitute teachers for their teachers' involvement during the day. Please note that schools must make their own transportation arrangements and directly pay the bus company.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please complete the Statement of Interest below.

DISCLAIMER- We cannot gaurentee every school a spot, but we will try our best to include your school in this event.


For more information about College & Career Exploration Day, please contact Kretsy Mondesir at or 617-674-5134.


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October 25, 2019
8:45 am - 1:00 pm


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