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Indiana University Bloomington

Center for the Business of Life Sciences

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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.

Student Spotlight

Michael Olaopa

Michael Olaopa

Doctoral Student, IU School of Medicine, CBLS Graduate Associate

“The level of networking available to me as a CBLS associate is a great asset to have as I make future career plans.”


Student Associates

Graduate Associates

IU graduate students who are passionate about careers in the life sciences and want to better understand the business side of life sciences companies should consider the CBLS Graduate Associates program. This highly competitive program welcomes applications from a variety of degree programs outside Kelley including biology, chemistry and other relevant sciences, informatics, law, and the School of Public and Environmental Affairs. Admitted students will work side-by-side with Kelley's business students on practical and challenging projects related to discovery, development, and commercialization of life sciences solutions.

Graduate Associates take two, 1.5 credit hour life sciences courses that present an array of special opportunities to interact with the top leaders in the field of life sciences. Those who are accepted and meet program requirements receive a Certificate in the Business of Life Sciences from the CBLS.

 Exceptional applications will be considered throughout the academic year.