Bristol-Myers Squibb: FAQs

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Q. Where is Bristol-Myers Squibb located?
A. We are a global organization with offices around the world. Please visit our international websites by selecting a link from the worldwide dropdown listing at the top of this page or visit our Research Facilities to learn more.

Q. How can I learn more about Bristol-Myers Squibb's financial performance?
A. This information is located in the Investors tab found on the top margin of the website.

Q. Where can I find out about entry-level opportunities?
A. Open positions are posted on our website, click here to search for jobs. In addition, some entry-level opportunities are outlined within our University Recruitment section.

Q. Are there physician opportunities within Bristol-Myers Squibb?
A. Yes. To learn about available opportunities please click Apply Now to search and apply directly. You can also learn more by visiting the Physicians section within Job Opportunities on this website.

Q. Are there formal training programs to help me develop my career at Bristol-Myers Squibb?
A. Yes. We encourage you to visit our Learning and Growing and Developing Our People sections on our careers website to learn about our developmental opportunities.

Q. Does Bristol-Myers Squibb sponsor foreign nationals?
A. As a company, yes. We look for candidates who are best suited for our positions.

  • Full-time positions: While sponsorship of a new hire's visa is not guaranteed and is dependent on a variety of factors, as you move forward in the process, we will invite you to speak with our immigration specialist to determine your eligibility and answer any questions you may have related to sponsorship.
  • Internship or co-op positions: It is your responsibility to obtain the appropriate work authorization, if applicable.

Q. How can I find out when Bristol-Myers Squibb is coming to my school?
A. Bristol-Myers Squibb will be visiting a number of campuses to conduct information sessions and on-campus interviews for full-time, internship and co-op positions. Please check with your school's career department or department head for more information.

Q. What if Bristol-Myers Squibb is not making a campus visit to my school?
A. If we will not be visiting your school during the full-time and summer recruitment cycles, you are welcome to apply for any of the open positions that you would be eligible for that are posted on our website.

Q. I applied to a Bristol-Myers Squibb position through my school's career department or department head, but was not selected for an interview. What are my options?
A. You are eligible for other opportunities within Bristol-Myers Squibb and are welcome to apply for open positions posted on our website, should you meet the requirements.

Q. I have already graduated and I am interested in applying to one of the Development Programs listed within the University Recruitment tab on your website. Am I eligible to apply?
A. If you have graduated within the previous calendar year (i.e., within 12 months of the start of the program which is typically the summer after graduation), and you meet the eligibility requirements for the program you are interested in, and there are openings in the program, you are welcome to apply through our website.

Q. What are the eligibility requirements to apply for one of the full-time programs listed within the University Recruitment tab?
A. Please refer to the divisional development program that you are interested in as they may vary.

Q. Does Bristol-Myers Squibb offer informational interviews?
A. No. The company receives hundreds of requests for informational interviews and, as a result, we encourage interested candidates to review information on our website. The interview process with Bristol-Myers Squibb begins with the match of skills identified on an applicant's resume or application to the requirements for the current job opening.

Q. When does Bristol-Myers Squibb accept resumes?
A. Bristol-Myers Squibb typically accepts applications for full-time opportunities from September through November, internships from December through March and co-ops throughout the year.

Q. Whom do I contact for more information on fellowships or post-doctorate positions?
A. Please view our Fellowships website or contact your professor, department head or career department to learn of fellowship/post-doctorate opportunities.

Q. Are there rotational programs available?
A. Yes, there are rotational programs available within specific business units. Please visit the Development Programs section within the University Recruitment tab on our website.

Q. Does Bristol-Myers Squibb conduct on-campus or on-site interviews?
A. We hold interviews on campus at select universities for full-time, intern and co-op positions. Interviews conducted on-site at one of the Bristol-Myers Squibb locations are at the discretion of the hiring department. To see if Bristol-Myers Squibb will be conducting on-campus interviews at your school, please check with your school's career department.

Q. What types of majors does Bristol-Myers Squibb recruit?
A. Some of the most common majors are:

  • Accounting
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Communications
  • Engineering
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Industrial Labor Relations
  • Life Sciences
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Pharmacy
  • Supply Chain

Q. Does Bristol-Myers Squibb have internship and/or co-op opportunities?
A. Yes, please review the opportunities available under the Internships & Co-ops tab under the University Recruitment tab.

Q. What are the eligibility requirements to apply for an internship or co-op?
A. If you are pursuing an MBA at a leading academic institution and about to complete your first year, you are invited to apply to one of our MBA Summer Internship Programs. Alternatively, if you are studying at a competitive college/university and are about to complete your junior year, you are invited to apply to one of our internship or co-op programs. Some divisions may accept applications from other classes (e.g., sophomore, master's, etc.). Please check with your school's career department or department head for job postings and descriptions, the resume submission deadline and interview dates.

Q. Does Bristol-Myers Squibb offer formal internships for high school students?
A. Bristol-Myers Squibb does not offer formal internships to high school students.

Q. Are interns and co-ops paid?
A. Bristol-Myers Squibb offers competitive wages to interns and co-ops based on discipline, completed years of education and previous experience. Our salary guidelines are reviewed annually for competitiveness within the industry.

Q. What is the duration of the internship and co-op program?
A. Summer internships typically run 10-12 weeks during the summer months, starting late May/early June and ending sometime in August. Co-ops are typically 6 months in duration and complement the academic calendar of a university, running from January-June or July-December, with some exceptions.

Q. Do I get credit for participating in an internship or co-op program with Bristol-Myers Squibb?
A. This depends on your school curriculum. Please consult with your respective education departments or career services department to learn more.

Q. Does your company provide intern or co-op assistance for housing needs?
A. Yes, assistance is available for students who meet specific guidelines; however, the assistance may vary depending on the business need and assignment location.

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