BioME Career Exploration

Career expo and workshops for Maine life science students and recent graduates

Join us on March 5, 2024 from 12-4PM at the second annual BioME Career Exploration event. The BioME Career Exploration event is a career expo providing Maine life science students and recent graduates an opportunity to learn how to best position themselves for a career within Maine’s life sciences industry and explore the many opportunities within the state.

Maine’s life science sector is thriving, offering diverse fields of study, a myriad of career opportunities, and limitless potential for growth. A career in the life sciences can take many forms, and students are able to receive education, training and a great job right here in Maine. This event provides a great opportunity for attendees to speak with Maine life science companies directly and hone their early career skills through professional workshops tailored to life science students.

The goal of this event is to connect students to the industry and provide workforce development opportunities that will help aspiring scientists prepare for a career within Maine’s life sciences industry while also helping Maine businesses build a strong talent pipeline.


Company Booths • Workshops • Professional Headshots

The expo features tables staffed by Maine life science companies so that they can speak with students about positions within the company, credentials needed, and other tips about what they might look for in a team member. Workshops and breakout sessions are geared toward students and new professionals looking to build on their life science specific workforce skills. Free professional headshots are also offered throughout the day. Check back in January for details and agenda.

Who should attend?

This event is for students at the high school junior and senior level, college undergraduates, college graduates, recent graduates and anyone looking to change careers.

Get involved

Our next BioME Career Expo will be held in February 2024. Sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date or check back early next year for details and registration.

If you or someone at your organization would like to host a table or lead a workshop in 2024, please contact Billie Cary at [email protected] with a proposal.

Note: Please contact Billie Cary to check table availability and membership status before making a payment.

Expo Table Payment

BioME Career Exploration 2023 Recap

On February 8th 2023, we held our first annual BioME Career Exploration event at University of Maine’s Abromson Center in Portland, ME. Thank you to all of our amazing speakers, organizations and attendees for participating!


Science-to-Business: Commercialization and Entrepreneurship, Patrick Breeding (Marin Skincare)
Communicating to Impress: Professionalism for Scientists, Sara Conant (Educate Maine)
From a Recruiter’s Perspective: Resume Writing & Interview Tips, Basant Paradis (IDEXX)
Building your Brand: Using Linkedin to Enhance your Hire-ability, Jeff Nevers

Participating Expo Table Organizations

MaineHealth / MaineHealth Institute for Research, IDEXX, Puritan Medical Products, University of Maine Graduate School of Biomedical Science and Engineering (GSBSE), MDI Biological Laboratory, Roux Institute, The Jackson Laboratory, Bigelow Laboratory, Maine Molecular Quality Controls, Inc (MMQCI), Covetrus, and University of New England School of Pharmacy

2024 Event Sponsors

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