Scientist Mentoring and Diversity Programs-Apply by April 7

Scientist Mentoring and Diversity Programs (SMDP) is one year career mentoring program pairs ethnically diverse students (Baccalaureate, Master or Ph.D.) and early career researchers with industry mentors who work at companies in the medical technology, biotechnology and consumer healthcare industries.  With their mentors, Scholars attend a 5-day training session to learn about career opportunities in industry and receive career development coaching. They also attend a major industry conference.

The Program Director, Dustielyn Savage will be hosting an SMDP Info Session on March 10th at 2pm ET (11am PST ).

Applications for for SMDP Biotech or MedTech are due by April 7th, 2023.

Cornell affiliated SMDP recipients

Those from the Ithaca campus in contact with Careers Beyond Academia have always been eager to share their experiences concerning the program and application process.

Ithaca PhD:
Christa Heyward
Marysol Luna
Oriana Teran Pumar
Victoria Ortega
Karla Garcia-Martinez

Weill PhD:  Josue Barnes

Undergrad Cornell alumni:
Ashley (Christensen) Smith
Joyce Rhoden
Ashley Gleaton