The Biology Council of Majors (BioCOM) is a late-blooming student organization, a de facto hub of information for life sciences majors, an academic source of fun and innovation, and a gateway to success for its members.
BioCOM as a late-bloomer
Biology majors comprise a large portion of campus and the council of majors is many years old, but BioCOM is not as established as you would expect; however, it is making great strides -- with a new website and many new ideas. BioCOM is rapidly growing and during a critical stage in its development.
BioCOM as a de facto hub
The biology department has few means by which it reaches out to its student body. BioCOM serves as an unofficial means of informing students to the many opportunities in the life sciences. BioCOM attempts to bridge that gap between students and faculty.
BioCOM as a source of fun
"All work and no play" is not the mindset of BioCOM. Sure, a large focus is to promote stellar grades, innovative research, and other important skills, but we like to have fun too while we're at it. BioCOM allows us to explore the more fun side of science that is not found in the classroom.
BioCOM as a gateway to success
BioCOM provides students with lab tours, resume workshops, information on GREs and MCATS, and lectures from graduate students, among others. We try to connect students with people who can show them the skills and experience that make a successful biologist.