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11/04/08
Undergraduate Chemistry Majors
Filed under: Position Searching, Networking, Recruiters, Technicians
Posted by: site admin @ 9:56 am

The NESACS held an Undergraduate Day
Saturday featuring talks and show-and-tells by
eminent
researchers; graduate school

applications,
industrial internships and

summer Research Experiences
for Undergraduates.


One of the presentations on future trends (”green
chemistry” will morph into “general chemistry”)
was highlighted.

The program was coordinated by a spirited
group of undergraduates at Simmons who looked
at every problem as an opportunity to demonstrate
creativity and leadership.

Two individuals had career discussion/ resume
reviews that resonated.  As a presenter/consultant
at these kinds of events one does not really know
the impact on the students.  However, this blog
may be a way of ‘connecting the wires to complete
a circuit’ for some.  One person (graduating in < 1
year) really did not have a sense for what she
wanted to do next.  She came in and viewed
what was on the board–
(SEE COMMENTS FOR DETAIL SUMMARY)

information about how to figure out what you want to
do with your degree 

Where people go with a chemistry degree

Information about salaries

A second person came all the way from outside
Cleveland OH to attend.  She plans to graduate
in about a year and seeks a summer internship
in formulations  She wanted her resume reviewed.
So we spoke about ways, referring to a resume
contents outline
, to organizing her public relations
document.  Then we spoke about other elements
that will be needed to land a rewarding internship
including: (SEE COMMENTS)

references

resources

One Response to “Undergraduate Chemistry Majors”

  1. site admin Says:


    What do you want to do
      Look at Career Assessments 1
      Networking 2
      Informational interviews 3
      Right brain profiling  4
      Have a job search plan 5
      Passion 6

    where do people go with degree in chemistry
      know how companies look for people 4
      BA/BS go into:
       immediately to a job  ~46%
         industry  ca. 3/4     govt.  ca. 1/10
       grad school               ~43%
             chemistry            ~28%
             outside chem      ~15%
       other                        ~10%

    Salary information
       Experience   Salary
       0 yr              $35K
       2-4                45K
       5-9                54K
       10-14             64K  CEN; 3-3-08

    References
    See  Laura Morsch, “411 on references”

    Resources
    See: 1

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