College & Career Exploration Day - Register to Volunteer

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Cambridge, MA is the "hub" of the life sciences industry and provides many opportunities for students in the area to engage in career exploration experiences. MassBioEd recognizes that these same opportunities are not accessible to students in Western, MA. College & Career Exploration Day allows these students to gain exposure to diverse fields of study and career options in many sectors of the life sciences.

This program is a one day event where 40+ volunteers from the life sciences industry mentor high school students through rapid-paced mentoring sessions. Students 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.

A mentor should be prepared to:

  • Provide a brief presentation on what they do in the field, for what organization, and how that organization aspires to positively impact lives,
  • Discuss the life sciences in general and share their own experiences within the field,
  • Reflect on their personal journey and how they got to where they are today,
  • Allow time for questions from students,
  • Provide a demonstration or activity.

The BioTeach team is willing to provide volunteers with any feedback or ideas torwards their presentation and how to engage the students. 

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

For questions, please contact Kretsy Mondesir at or 617-674-5134.

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


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Campus Center Auditorium
UMass Amherst
1 Campus Center Way
Amherst, MA

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