Career Exploration

Our direct-to-student programs are designed to inspire diverse middle school, high school, college, and adult learners to explore life sciences careers. These experiential events in and outside of the classroom expose students to the wide array of opportunities in the industry by connecting them to professionals from academia and the life sciences industry.

Expanding Diversity and Access to Careers in the Life Sciences

View the impact of a pilot program launched with Third Room, Massachusetts Rural Schools Coalition, and several biotechnology employers to provide virtual project-based programming to rural K-12 districts in Massachusetts. The Report demonstrates improved engagement by students and a program model that is flexible, implementable, and scalable by schools and employers. Visit Third Room to learn more about how they are reimagining employee volunteer programs to support STEM education and talent pipeline development.    

Career Exploration Programs

College and Career Exploration events bring grade school students to post-secondary institutions and students of all ages to companies to learn about the range of career opportunities in the industry, engage in laboratory experiences, tour facilities, and interact with professionals and faculty. Events may be held online or in person. MassBioEd manages logistics for each event and may provide funding for transportation and substitute teacher expenses for qualifying schools.

Career Ambassador Program events build a critical bridge between classroom and careers. Ambassadors help broaden students’ horizons and encourage an interest in the life sciences. The Career Ambassador Program is designed to inspire and motivate the next generation of scientists by providing students with access to life science professionals who share their unique experiences in engaging conversations. Schools can host an individual or a panel of speakers to discuss their career paths with students. Presentations may be held online or in person.

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Thank you to our Career Exploration Sponsor!

Career Information and Resources

Our BioTalent program provides resources that increase student awareness and understanding of the variety of career opportunities in the life sciences. Resources include career information that can be easily integrated into the classroom and accessible to students.