Hopkins Biotech Network is a student run organization across the Johns Hopkins community working to promote and explore non academic careers to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows . HBN is divided into three arms to further our goals by organizing facilitating and collaborating different events such as career fairs and helping build a network of people interested in a non academic career.
The goal of EMP is to be a venue for members of the Hopkins community to explore entrepreneurship with expert members from outside the academic setting. To do so, EMP provides a platform to match interested mentees with our network of mentors, based on interests, experience, and time availability. Students who are interested in entrepreneurship but do not have an active idea will be partnered with a designated mentor who can answer general questions and provide guidance for appropriate coursework and/or workshops. Once teams or individuals are partnered with their mentor, the two parties will decide the appropriate course of mentorship based on the needs and timeline of the mentee. EMP will be available at all steps to mitigate conversations and keep mentors and mentees on track.
Industry Relations –
The Industrial Relations (IR) encompasses building a strong relationship between the industry in the and Hopkins trainees. The main role of IR is to create a bridge between industry professionals in Maryland and the Hopkins community. IR fosters harmonious relationship and strong partnership between the industry and academia which leads to successful transfer of technology to the market. The Industrial Relations mainly cover the following:
Providing a platform for industrial networking events.
Industry-oriented career development
Facilitate industrial relations with Johns Hopkins.
Organizing site visits to local industries (via Trek Program)
Alumni Relations –
The Alumni Relations Branch partners with the Johns Hopkins Alumni office to connect HBN members with Johns Hopkins alumni at the local, national, and international level. Our goal within this branch of HBN is to get to know current Hopkins students with an interest in the biotech industry, and then to later maintain these relationships post-graduation. This goal is achieved through the organization of fun networking events which educate both students and alumni on careers, continued education, and provide an opportunity to be re-engaged in a diverse and smart group of people. To be a member of the Alumni Association one must graduate from any division of Johns Hopkins to be considered. Please visit the Johns Hopkins Alumni Association website here for further information.
The Transcript is a voice of contemporary biomedical, bioengineering, and business topics submitted by Johns Hopkins graduate students and alumni to share within the biotechnology network locally, nationally, and internationally.