How to dress and what to bring?
Business attire with comfortable shoes. Scholars, bring 100 business cards and 10 copies of your Resume. Mentors, we encourage you to bring plenty of business cards as well.
Personalized mentoring plan
As part of the SMDP training session, Scholars will complete a personalized mentoring plan with the help of their mentors. The mentoring plan is created on the SMDP portal and can be reviewed/edited online.
Mentee/Mentee pairing will be announced during the virtual SMDP Biotech training session on Sunday, June 12th. Each SMDP Biotech Scholar is paired with an industry mentor and will receive one year of mentoring. The SMDP biotech Mentorship period begins June 11, 2022 and continues until June 11, 2023.
Year-long virtual mentoring
Following the virtual training session, the SMDP Scholar/Mentor pairs will meet virtually for an hour, once a month at times that they agree upon.
The SMDP Portal: Used to manage your mentoring plan and access ongoing career training materials. A profile is created for all SMDP participants, so you can log on to connect with other Scholars, Mentors and company representatives. You'll receive your username and password for the SMDP Mentoring Portal by email prior to the SMDP Biotech training session.
An orientation for the SMDP Portal will also be provided during the SMDP Biotech training session.
Mentoring Updates: Scholars meet virtually with mentors for at least one hour per month. Following each monthly mentoring meeting, Scholars submit a mentoring update on the SMDP Portal.
Weekly Mentor Moment: As part of their monthly mentoring meetings Scholars and Mentors select and discuss a recent Mentor Moment topic A new Mentor Moment is added to the SMDP each week on Wednesdays.
Addresses Where to go:
Host Hotel - Springhill Suites/Residence Inn Bayfront
900 Bayfront Ct, San Diego, CA 92101
Scholars, a shared room has been reserved for you
Mentors you will arrange your own accommodation
Informal Dinner Saturday, June 11th, Social Tap, 815 J St Suite #101, San Diego, CA 92101 .
The dinner begins at 7:30pm. Scholars & Mentors, you’re on the guest list
SMDP Biotech Training Session- Day 1, Sunday, June 12th, Venue 808, 808 J St, San Diego, CA 92101
Scholars and Mentors must attend this in-person training. 7:00am - 4:30pm
Reception Sunday, June 12th, Venue 808, 808 J St, San Diego, CA 92101
The reception begins at 6pm. Scholars & Mentors, you’re already on the guest list and do not need to rsvp.
SMDP Biotech Training Session Day 2, Monday, June 13th, Venue 808, 808 J St, San Diego, CA 92101
Scholars and Mentors will attend this in-person training. 7:30am - Noon.
Site-Visit and Lunch, Monday, June 13th, Noon-2pm hosted by: Janssen R&D, 3210 Merryfield Row, San Diego, CA 92121
2022 BIO International Convention will be held at the San Deigo Convention Center, 111 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101
Scholars, you do NOT need to contact BIO for this. Mentors, simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating that you would like to attend BIO. Your registraiton information will be provided during the SMDP Biotech Wrap-up Training Session.
A vegetarian option will be available at all SMDP hosted events. If you have more specific dietary restrictions, please plan on bringing your own food. If you have concerns, please send an email to email@example.com
Have a question
Contact Dustie Savage: firstname.lastname@example.org