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Online Resources for Career Planning

We've pulled together some web-based resources here for career planning, entrepreneurial education, and internship opportunities.

Professional Organizations for In-Demand Career Fields

Clinical Laboratory Sciences

California Association for Medical Laboratory Technology (CAMLT)

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)

American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS)

Association of Genetic Technologists (AGT)

Clinical Research and Regulatory Affairs

Orange County Regulatory Affairs (OCRA)

Regulatory Affairs Professional Society (RAPS)

Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP)

Society of Clinical Research Associates (SoCRA)

The Organisation for Professionals in Regulatory Affairs (TOPRA)

Health IT

Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)

Drug Information Association (DIA)

American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA)

Project Management

Project Management Institute (PMI)


American Society of Quality (ASQ)

International Organization of Standardization (ISO)

Life Sciences Industry Information and Associations

Life Sciences Companies, Organizations and Institute Databases

US Life Sciences Database

Biotechgate Company Database

Regional Organizations



California Healthcare Institute

Southern California Biomedical Council (SoCalBio)

National Organizations

Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed)

American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists

Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO)

Medical Device Manufacturers Association

Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America (PhRMA)


Search for California internships in biotechnology or pharmaceutical or companies. If you've already worked on a faculty-mentored research project, you might have a competitive advantage in applying for these positions. Make sure to include a description of your research project and the skills you learned in your cover letter or resume!

Regional Resources for Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses


Small Business Development Centers (SBDC)

Angelsoft's Start Up Tools

Workforce Investment Boards

Northern California

BayBio Institute's NEST Programs

San Jose BioCenter

Southern California


LARTA Institute

Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC)

Momentum Biosciences


Pasadena Angels

Pasadena Bioscience Collaborative (PBC)

Tech Coast Angels

Government Resources

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Small Business Administration

Small Business Innovation Research

National Institutes of Health (NIH) - Small Business Funding Opportunities

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) - the state stem cell agency

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