Frequently Asked Questions
Who is MVPvets?
MVPvets is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit endeavor connecting life science companies with veteran talent ready to bring an exceptional work ethic, a broad bandwidth of skills and an extraordinary focus in achieving business goals.
How does MVPvets help veterans?
MVPvets supports transitioning military and veterans who have been honorably discharged and are currently seeking to pursue one of the many professions in life sciences – whether technical, scientific or business in nature. MVPvets is dedicated to helping those who have served find rewarding careers by providing personalized job matching, industry-focused training, job skills, mentorship and guidance. There is no charge to participate.
Don’t you have to have a science degree to work in life sciences?
A variety of careers abound, whether technical or business in nature, such as working in manufacturing, project management, information technology, regulatory, supply chain, research, data analytics, quality, sales, marketing, medical device technology, testing, human resources, and more. Companies share a passion for on-boarding people who possess a strong work ethic, can work under pressure and collaborate in diverse team settings.
What are examples of life sciences industries?
Companies in the health innovation and STEM space include biotech, medical device/technology, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, personalized medicine, bio-fuels and others. In all cases, the aim is to improve the quality of human life. A few examples include companies who create and manufacture medical devices or instruments (Medtech), companies who use biological processes, organisms, or systems to manufacture products (Biotech). Pharma companies research, develop, produce and market drugs and medicines.
How Does STEM Fit with life sciences?
The key disciplines of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) are integrated into the skill set framework of health innovation and other life science companies. Additional GI Bill benefits extend to those veterans seeking a STEM degree.
How do mentors engage with veterans?
Mentors help veterans as they make the transition from military service into life science careers by sharing their own transition stories and personal insight. MVPvets is proud to partner with Veterati and their state-of-the-art mentor platform. By engaging in one-to-one conversations with veterans, mentors benefit by giving back in a meaningful and tangible way. If time to mentor in a traditional fashion is limited, mentors can also participate by being interviewed via a short web video. These informal web videos encourage mentors to talk about their industry, job, and their own career stories.
What’s the benefit to a company when they partner with MVPvets?
Participating companies access a talent pool of veterans, many of whom are already highly skilled in areas such as project management, collaboration, working under pressure, impressive work ethic, and more. Partnering companies enjoy automated job postings, access to tools and courses for effectively engaging with veterans, meeting OFCCP compliance requirements, as well as benefiting from positive public relations.
Do veterans pay to participate in MVPvets?
There is no charge to veterans.
How is MVPvets financially supported?
MVPvets is supported through the contributions made by individuals and sponsoring companies. As a 501(c)3 endeavor, all contributions are tax deductible.