Highlights from Pittcon 2012 Chemistry Careers Networking Session, Part II
Apr26

Highlights from Pittcon 2012 Chemistry Careers Networking Session, Part II

As promised, here’s the second blog post with more of the highlights from the Pittcon 2012 networking session I organized titled Chemistry Careers Beyond the Bench. Part I can be found here. After panelist introductions, we dove straight into the Q&A portion. Panelists were seated at the front of the room, and the rest of the attendees took seats around the room, which was organized in a U-shape to help facilitate conversation....

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Highlights from Pittcon 2012 Chemistry Careers Networking Session, Part I
Mar26

Highlights from Pittcon 2012 Chemistry Careers Networking Session, Part I

As promised, here’s a blog post with some of the highlights from the Pittcon 2012 networking session I organized! More to come later this week. A couple weeks ago, I had the pleasure of organizing a networking session at Pittcon titled “Chemistry Careers Beyond the Bench.” The room filled up with 29 people, including five panel members who came to share about their nontraditional career experiences. We started off with a short ice...

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Networking in the hot tub
Mar20

Networking in the hot tub

Here at JAEP, we regularly harp on the importance of networking. We’ve previously blogged about it here, here and here. But it can start to sound very theoretical when you only hear about tips, techniques and advice on how to network, but don’t get a glimpse at what a real networking interaction looks like. So, I’m here today to tell you a little story about a neat networking opportunity I had in a place you might least expect— a hot...

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Pittcon 2012 Networking Session: Chemistry Careers Beyond the Bench
Mar08

Pittcon 2012 Networking Session: Chemistry Careers Beyond the Bench

Attention Pittcon attendees– Here’s a shameless plug for a networking session that I’m organizing. Come one, come all to the networking session titled “Chemistry Careers Beyond the Bench,” featuring a panel of chemists with nontraditional careers. When: 1:30-3:30 pm on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 Where: Room 311H, Orange County Convention Center Who will be on the panel? Joseph Jolson, consultant and owner of...

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ACS Webinars: Networking 101—Make your contacts count
Sep01

ACS Webinars: Networking 101—Make your contacts count

Networking is an art that requires practice to develop. On Tuesday, ACS Webinars hosted Bonnie Coffey, a speaker from an organization called Contacts Count. Bonnie spoke to audience members at the ACS National Meeting in Denver about professional networking. Thanks to ACS webinars, folks like myself who are not in Denver right now could watch the live webcast. If you missed it on Tuesday, you can watch the recorded webcast online. In...

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Upcoming ACS Webinars: Virtual Career Fair 2011
Aug29

Upcoming ACS Webinars: Virtual Career Fair 2011

Hi everyone! Just wanted to draw your attention to several opportunities for learning more about chemistry careers and the job market. As you all know, the ACS National Meeting in Denver, CO kicked off yesterday. Check out these awesome C&EN Picks videos for a sneak peak at what’s going on at the meeting this week. Thanks to the wonderful interwebs and ACS Webinars, those of us who are not in attendance at the ACS meeting...

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