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Over 100 attendees joined and heard speakers from Illumina, NuVasive, ThermoFisher Scientific, and Vertex share career opportunities in life science.

Biocom Institute’s Veterans in Life Science Symposium a Success

  • 2019-05-16T21:55:00.000+0000
  • San Diego
  • Author: Leandra Boysen

Biocom Institute held its third biannual Veterans in Life Science Symposium last Friday, May 10th! With over 100 attendees and a fantastic lineup of speakers, we were able to facilitate an afternoon of great discussion and networking at Illumina’s beautiful i3 campus.
This symposium presented speakers from Illumina, NuVasive, ThermoFisher Scientific, and Vertex, as well as an HR Panel made up of HR Professionals from Illumina, Custopharm, MEI Pharma, and NuVasive. Check out highlights from the event on our Twitter page!

The symposium is the first piece of Biocom Institute’s Veterans Initiative programming, which runs twice a year. The symposium starts by providing an informational look at the life science industry for transitioning veterans. From here, we begin our mentoring program, giving selected veterans access to mentors—also veterans—currently working within our industry. Finally, we host a veteran-specific life science career fair for these veterans to practice their interviewing skills.

We still have opportunities for mentors to work with our program this summer! Consider making a difference in the life of a veteran. Additionally, our next career fair will be on Friday, July 19th. If you are interested in mentoring, or hosting a table at our career fair, please contact Leandra Boysen at lboysen@biocom.org.