One on One mentorship program


Networking is tough. While SBN events offer a great opportunity for you to be introduced to a variety of industry experts – these interactions are often too short for all your questions to be answered! On the other hand, setting up a meeting with a professional outside of an event setting can be equally or even more challenging.

The SBN mentorship program helps facilitate this process by matching our members with leaders in the industry! In the past, our members have been matched with entrepreneurs launching innovative start-ups, patent agents at Vancouver’s top law firms, and even CEOs of biotech companies. Our mentorship program offers you the opportunity for one-on-one mentoring to receive in-depth career advice and guidance as you plan your next steps! Let us take the work out of networking and help connect you with BC’s leaders in the biotech industry! Apply here!


A fundamental aspect of professional success is the ability to network and make meaningful connections. The goal of the Mentorship Program at the Student Biotechnology Network is to help prepare and develop the leaders of tomorrow. The mentors who participate will help students increase their connections and build their network, develop leadership skills, and prepare for their career.

The SBN Mentorship Program provides opportunities for students to communicate and develop relationships with experienced professionals, to develop their leadership skills, gain insight on industries or functions and see how professionals meet difficult challenges.


We accept applicants on a rolling basis throughout the academic year (September-May)

  • CEO/CFO/CSO of biotech company
  • Patent lawyer at one of Vancouver’s top law firms
  • Entrepreneur
  • Director of Communications
  • Director of Business Development
  • Head, Strategic Planning and Project Management

To be considered for the SBN One on One mentorship program, the applicant must be either be a student or recently graduated from an undergraduate or graduate program. Preference will be given to students who are SBN members.

Please attach your one page resume (highlighting your education, work & volunteer experience) and answer the questions listed on the application form below.

Criteria for acceptance into the SBN Mentorship Program is dependent on:

  1. your ability and commitment to managing a successful relationship with an industry professional
  2. your thoughtfulness in answering these questions

    • Platinum

    • Gold

    • Silver

    • Friends of SBN