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Career Resources for Chemists and Chemical Engineers

Last Updated: 30-May-2013

Resources for starting your career, with an emphasis on Chemistry and Chemical Engineering.

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Networking

The social networking site LinkedIn has become an increasingly popular job search tool in today’s market. View the presentation (pdf) by Stanford’s Career Development Center to learn the most effective ways to use LinkedIn to market yourself, find a job, and build and maintain a lasting professional network. See the Stanford Resources section below to learn about networking opportunities for Stanford students and alumni.

From the ACS Careers Blog, 9 Steps to Improve Your Networking To Find a New Job:

Don’t wait until after you graduate to join a professional society! Giving a talk or presenting a poster at a national or regional meeting is a wonderful way to meet people. Career services staff and interviews by employers are common at national meetings. For the American Chemical Society, the Younger Chemists Committee and the Women Chemists Committee are both great for networking. For the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, networking opportunities include the Young Professionals group or the Stanford Student Chapter. The Stanford Alchemy Society and the list of student organizations compiled by the School of Engineering provide more networking opportunities with colleagues. A wide range of professional Chemistry and Chemical Engineering organizations are available to meet your professional needs.

Stanford Resources

Career Options & Profiles

Career Books

Latest Books in Swain on Vocational Guidance

  1. Frank F. Furstenberg. 2013

    Marine Biology Library (Miller) » Stacks » LB1778.2 .F87 2013

  2. editor, Donald R. Franceschetti, The University of Memphis. 2013

    Chemistry & ChemEng Library (Swain) » Stacks » QD39.5 .C243 2013

  3. Ritsert C. Jansen, University of Groningen. 2013

    Marine Biology Library (Miller) » Stacks » Q180.55 .F5 J36 2013

  4. Committee on Challenges in Chemistry Graduate Education, Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies. 2012

    Chemistry & ChemEng Library (Swain) » Stacks » QD47 .C45 2012

  5. Catherine Jay Didion, Rita S. Guenther, and Victoria Gunderson, rapporteurs ; Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine ; Policy and Global Affairs ; National Research Council of the National Academies. 2012

    Chemistry & ChemEng Library (Swain) » Stacks » Q130 .F765 2012

Career Websites

Career Guides & Statistics

Career Videos

Job Search Websites

Salaries

Research Potential Employer

Learning more about an organization and the people working there provides vital background information to help you determine if a job matches your needs. Doing research about an organization before going to an interview also demonstrates you are interested in what they are doing and helps you to ask more thoughtful questions during an interview. Below are some resources to help you become more familiar with a potential employer.

Directories

Biographical information resources are a tool you can use to get an overview of people of interest. Stanford's Business Library Research Guides are also an excellent resource for finding information about a company or a financial sector.

Washington.
Chemistry & ChemEng Library (Swain) » Reference (non-circulating) » Z5521 .A52 2011
New York, Bowker.
Marine Biology Library (Miller) » Reference (non-circulating) » Q141 .A48 ED. 22 V.8 INDEX 2004
New York : American Institute of Chemical Engineers, c1999-
Chemistry & ChemEng Library (Swain) » Reference (non-circulating) » TP165 .C45 V.56 2009/2010