Beyond the Graduate Degree
As a subject, the study of chemistry brings together rigorous analytical thinking like few other fields do. Chemistry graduates go on to careers in academia, industry, research, medicine, and/or post-doctoral positions. The University of Connecticut and the American Chemical Society offer many resources for career exploration and development.
"Professional Development for Scientists" Course
Dr. Dan Eustace, a career consultant with the American Chemical Society, teaches an annual 1.00 credit graduate course with a curriculum that explores "Professional Development for Scientists." Within the interactive course, Dr. Eustace explores topics such as essential communication skills, career paths, and search strategies. He also hosts monthly professional development seminars throughout the year, and is available to schedule meetings to discuss resumes and CVs, cover letters, mock interviews, and speak about professional development topics.
Visit Chemistry 5300 for more professional development resources from Dr. Eustace!
American Chemical Society
The American Chemical Society offers "College to Career: Getting a Job in Chemistry." Find a list of possible chemistry careers, chemist profiles, and the "next steps" for students pursuing a career in Chemistry.
UConn Center for Career Development
Visit the UConn Center for Career Development (CCD) for career assistance. CCD staff assist with resume review, mock interviews, and the search process. The CCD also hosts career-related events such as networking opportunities, seminars, alumni panels, and career fairs.
Search aftercollege for job and internship listings within the field of Chemistry.