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Seminar: Nontraditional Careers for Chemists/Scientists: Thinking Outside the Beaker

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Presented by Dr. Lisa Balbes, certified Career Consultant with the American Chemical Society

A chemistry background prepares you for much more than just a laboratory career. The broad science education, analytical thinking, research methods, and other skills learned are of value to a wide variety of types of employers, and essential for a plethora of types of positions. By understanding your own personal values and interests, you can make informed decisions about what career paths to explore, and identify positions that match your values. This talk will discuss a variety of nontraditional careers for chemists, including chemical information, patent work, technical writing, education, human resources, sales and marketing, and much more.