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Professional Development & Outreach Opportunities

Professional Development

Although excellent experimental technique and a broad chemical knowledge are crucial to a career in chemistry, there are additional skills that are needed in order to be truly successful. You must be able to plan your time efficiently, know how to prepare a résumé or curriculum vitae, have knowledge of areas outside of pure chemistry, understand the nature of jobs in chemical industry and academia, be able to express yourself clearly in both oral and written formats, etc. While these "extra" skills are often developed in graduate school, they are usually not taught in a systematic fashion.

In an effort to make sure that our graduates have a competitive edge when it comes to getting their first job and beyond, the Department is developing a formal Professional Development Curriculum. We are implementing a curriculum that systematically addresses the wide range of skills needed to be successful. The time commitment is modest and the program can be tailored to your individual needs.

 

Outreach

Throughout the year, there are occasional opportunities for STEM professionals (including undergraduates, gradudate students, staff, and faculty) to support the local community in various ways.  Such opportunities are posted here.so check back periodically.

  • PJAS is in search of judges for the Region 7 Competition (Virtual).  Info is available here (2021-01-14; Judges registration is open until 5 Feb 21).
  • Join Carnegie Science Center as an Affiliated Sponsor Award Judge During the Pittsburgh Regional Science & Engineering Fair (March 24)!   (1/13/2021; details here)
  • Judges needed for the virtual Pittsburgh Regional Science and Engineering Fair of 24 March 2021 (12/1/2020; details here).

 

Career Opportunities

View a listing of available chemistry positions that have been brought to our attention.