Since 2001, St. Louis nonprofit BioSTL has laid the foundation for the region’s innovation economy with a comprehensive set of transformational programs that elevate St. Louis’ leadership in solving important world challenges in agriculture, medicine, health care, and other technology areas. BioSTL has introduced nationally acclaimed initiatives in startup creation and investment (BioGenerator), strategic business attraction (GlobalSTL), physical environment (including the Cortex Innovation District and BioGenerator Labs), entrepreneur support, seed and venture capital, a diverse and inclusive workforce, and public policy.
PATHWAYS aims to attract and recruit a diverse population of Life Science students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and other nationally ranked universities with high minority representation to build a talent pipeline for St. Louis candidates for placement into the three pillars of BioSTL, startups and partnering organizations.
PATHWAYS goal is to expose students to St. Louis’s rich culture and community by providing access to unique experiential learnings through job shadowing, internships, consultancy assignments and permanent placements.
May 11, 2023 – May 13, 2023
3-Day ExploreSTL provides students an intimate experience of St. Louis’s culture and community, and unique career opportunities including company tours, career panel discussions, access to alumni network, networking events, community service work and tourist attractions. Creating exposure to job shadowing and internship opportunities available at BioSTL, startups and corporate partnering organizations.
TBD Spring Break 2024
5 -Day enriching experience during students’ academic break period exposing students to opportunities to explore career paths through BioSTL, startups and corporate partnering organizations.
The Job Shadowing Program gives rising juniors, seniors, graduate students, PhD candidates and post-docs the opportunity to experience a day-in-the-life in an industry career role. During the job shadowing experience students will have the opportunity to build their resume, interview with employers, network with industry experts, rotate jobsites, participate in company tours, panel discussions, expand their professional network, and identify the skills necessary to succeed in the industry.
June 1, 2023 – July 31, 2023
8-Week experiential learning for students who will perform meaningful project-based assignments in the life sciences field. The internship responsibilities will vary based on scope of work determined by the hiring manager.
Students are expected to be prompt in showing up to the assignment, dressed professionally, and complete all activities outlined in the scope of work by the hiring manager. It is also expected that all participants attend all training, panels, mentorship program, community service activities, and other events organized by the program.