The Biocom Institute Veteran Career Mentoring Program provides meaningful career readiness experiences to local veterans interested in obtaining gainful employment in the life sciences.

Veteran participants are matched with mentors in the life science sector, who support the veterans through a three-month program by providing industry-specific knowledge and exposure to a variety of facets of the industry, making meaningful introductions, and assisting in goal setting and achievement.

Participation in this program does not guarantee job placement or job offer from mentor. All military branches are welcome to apply. Participation is limited to veterans living in San Diego County.

Please note that while the mentors are here to guide and assist participants, the expectation will be that the participants take the initiative and make the most of these opportunities, networking events, resources, etc.

Program Details:

·         Program dates: June 2019 - August 2019

·         Participants are given free admission to select Biocom events and are invited to attend at least one (1) free event per month

·         A Career Fair will take place in July to assist with interview skills and the job search

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* 1. Do you wish to apply for this program?

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* 2. What is your name?

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* 3. What is your gender?

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* 4. Please provide your phone number

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* 5. What are you personal email addresses?

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* 6. This mentorship program is limited to the Southern California region. What is your address (house/apartment #, street, state, zip)?

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* 7. What is your current branch of service and rank? For those honorably discharged, at what branch and rank were you discharged?

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* 8. This program is designed for those planning on exiting the military within 6 months of the program start date and those who have been discharged for not more than 4 years. Exceptions will be made based on career goals. What is your date of separation?

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* 9. Were you honorably discharged?

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* 10. Which of the following categories best describes your employment status?

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* 11. Our program requires attendance to career related events. Do you have reliable transportation?

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* 12. Please provide a summary of your military career (200 words max). Please include skills you have acquired.

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* 13. What is the highest level of school you have completed or the highest degree you have received?

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* 14. If applicable, what is your degree and/or subject of study?

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* 15. Please describe your motivation for applying for the Veteran Career Mentoring Program? (500 words max)

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* 16. Are you able to connect with a mentor (in-person, phone or email) at least twice a month?

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* 17. Do you understand the purpose of the program and understand there is no guarantee of employment?

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* 18. Which job categories interest you? (Please choose a top 3)

This resource guide is intended to help veterans translate active duty experience into jobs/job titles in the life science industry. From the list below, please select the top three (3) departments that interest you most. Please note that this will not affect your participation in the program. (This list is not exhaustive of all the jobs in this industry, and it is important to remember that each company is structured differently.)

Additional military specialties to civilian career translators can be found here:

· Civilian-to-Military Occupation Translator

· Military Skills Translator

· From Military to Civilian: Resume Translation

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