Bristol-Myers Squibb and Douglass: Cultivating the Next Generation of Leaders in STEM
Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS), with a location just down the road from Douglass, is one of the College’s corporate partners. From their support of Douglass STEM programs such as Project SUPER to the BMS STEM Mentoring initiative, BMS and Douglass both have a focus on educating and empowering the next generation of leaders in STEM careers.
B-NOW, an employee resource group with more than 4,600 members worldwide, aims to help advance diversity in STEM. The organization’s volunteers, who have excelled in their own STEM careers, reach hundreds of students every year through their “Tomorrow’s Innovators” initiatives. These initiatives include programs that support middle-school students as well as students who are nearing career decisions.
One such program is the partnership with Douglass, which pairs STEM students with Bristol-Myers Squibb mentors to give them exposure to their chosen fields. Through continued interaction with their mentors, students not only begin to build their professional networks, but also have the opportunity to experience aspects of their future careers that go beyond what they learn in the classroom. For Bristol-Myers Squibb, the program helps forge connections with the bright and diverse talent at Douglass.
“We know from study after study that diversity is good for business, and yet we still see profound gaps in representation in STEM,” said Nicole Dinello, who leads B-NOW. “Within B-NOW and Bristol-Myers Squibb as a whole, we’re actively working to inspire diverse students to begin STEM careers and provide the resources they need to continually grow in their fields.” With enthusiasm from both Douglass mentees and Bristol-Myers Squibb mentors, the program is one such way to cultivate the next generation of leaders in STEM.
To apply for the program, please fill out the form here. The application closes on May 1, 2020.