Mentor Program

Since 2013, the Colorado BioScience Institute’s Mentor Program has paired junior and senior level undergraduate students with professionals in the life science industry. During the academic year, students and mentors meet for the purpose of professional development, hands-on interactions and networking with leaders in the field.


The 2022-2023 Mentor Program utilizes a hybrid model to include virtual and in-person aspects. The Institute continues to connect students to mentors in a digital format and brings back in-person elements for the 2022-2023 program.

Mentor Program brings you:

  • Professional & Career Development – Students will be provided with the opportunity to gain an understanding of what it means to be a life science professional in a working environment across a variety of companies in various stages of their growth.

  • Skills & Education Enhancement – The program strives to bridge the gap between university knowledge and the reality of industry by providing access to company environments.

  • Leadership Development – Established industry experts can demonstrate and share expertise with the next generation of life science leaders.

Applications will be posted for the 2022-2023 Hybrid Mentor Program August 29th, 2022. 

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How do students get involved?

Due to the high demand of this program, applications will be accepted beginning late August and students must meet the following criteria:

•Studying life sciences or interested in pursuing

•Junior or senior undergraduate student

•Attending school at any university in Colorado


Students must commit  to attending the scheduled activities and maintaining professional contact with the mentors. The purpose of the program is to provide networking opportunities for the purpose of professional development.


What does it take to be a mentor?

Mentors interested will involve students in meetings and activities from mid-October through late February. You will comit to working with up to five undergraduate students during the program. Programming will be planned in a joint effort by The Colorado BioScience Institute and participating mentors. Activities will include hybrid, virtual, and in-person: kickoff event, site tours, and one-on-ones with students, among others.

2014-2022 Participating Mentor Companies have included:

  • 3D Health Systems

  • Abbott Labs

  • Agilent Technologies

  • Biodesix, Inc.

  • Bolder Surgical

  • Cambrex

  • CHD Bioscience

  • Clinipace

  • Cochlear

  • ConMed

  • DaVita

  • dBMEDx

  • Meaningful Donation

  • Medtronic

  • Membrane Protective Technologies, Inc.

  • National Jewish Health 

  • Osypka-Medtec 

  • Pluto Biosciences

  • Sharklet Technologies

  • Stryker

  • Terumo BCT

  • Tolmar

  • TriSalus Life Sciences

  • Vention Medical

  • Zimmer Biomet

Virtual program Kick-off | October 4, 2022 from 12:00-2:00 pm


Virtual Resume Tips and Tricks, Session One | Wednesday January 25th, 2023 | 3:00-4:30 pm MT 

Life-Science Panel | TBD, Virtual

Virtual Resume Tips and Tricks, Session Two | Tuesday February 7th, 2023 | 4:00-5:30 pm MT

Industry Showcase | TBD, Virtual 


For questions and more information on how to get involved:
Please contact Program Manager Janie Butler,

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