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The Kelley Advantage

No matter where you are in your academic career as an undergraduate or graduate student, participation in the CBLS Student Associates program will give you an edge on the life sciences job market.


*Applications are considered throughout the academic year and summer months.  

Student Associates

Undergraduate Associates

Application Process

Interested students may apply at the end of the freshman year to begin the program the fall of the sophomore year. However, because this is a new program, we also accept applications from students who will be juniors in the fall, and, in very rare cases, seniors.  We generally recommend that the course component of the program not be started until the junior year.

Should you have any questions about the program or the application process, you are encouraged to contact Kelli Conder, Associate Director, or George Telthorst, CBLS Director.

To apply for the Undergraduate Student Associates program, you must provide the following documents:

  • a one-page description of your education, experience, and passion as it relates to a career in life sciences and an explanation of your desire to take our business courses to supplement your education
  • a tentative plan, by semester and year, for when you plan to take each of the two courses required for the certificate
  • an autobiographical sketch and/or resume including any majors, minors, concentrations, or other academic programs you expect to complete at Indiana University (The document should include quantitative measures, including your cumulative and major GPAs, and qualitative measures of past academic work. Also include the date of degree completion.)

These materials should be e-mailed to:

Kelli Conder