The Department of Chemistry, Stanford University, and the American Chemical Society offer a wide range of professional development programs and career exploratory services to help prepare our students for life after Stanford. Below are several websites that provide information about seminars, workshops, open positions, career paths and career advising specific to Chemistry students and postdocs.
Stanford Chemistry Career Services
The Student Affairs Committee (SAC), in collaboration with the Stanford Chemistry Career Services Division, host several professional development workshops, panel discussions, alumni networking events and company information sessions throughout the academic year.
- Company Information Sessions
- Career & Professional Development Workshops
As the largest scientific society in the world, the ACS network comprises of over 157,000 members, and the organization provides educational and career development programs, products, and services. ACS focuses on advancing science, advocating for chemistry, enabling career development, educating the public, supporting future chemists and promoting diversity.
BEAM: Bridging Education, Ambition & Meaningful Work (formerly the Stanford Career Development Center)
BEAM is the student career education hub at Stanford University. Career Educators at BEAM connect students with the people and knowledge needed to help them explore career paths, identify and apply for opportunities, and cultivate personalized networks that shape their professional journey. BEAM also maintains a current list of career fairs across campus:
Career counselors for Chemistry: knobles [at] stanford.edu (subject: Stanford%20Chemistry%20-%20BEAM%20Inquiry) (Katherine Nobles) (BS & Masters), Arne Bakker, Ph.D. (PhDs & Postdocs).
Handshake is an online platform that provides Stanford students with opportunities, connections, events, and content related to their career aspirations and interests. Employers also access Handshake to post positions, create events, and connect with students.
The Hume Center for Writing and Speaking works with all Stanford students to help them develop rich and varied abilities in every aspect of writing and oral communication. In free individual sessions, Hume tutors help students with writing, resume review, interview strategies and presentation feedback. Whether students are working on a written or oral project for a course or applying for a grant or job, the Hume Center's writing or speaking tutors can help them develop effective strategies and sharpen skills to improve their written or oral communication.
With a network of over 200,000 alumni, current students can set up an account through CareerConnect and start building their professional network. Start by searching the directory for alumni at a company, or in an industry, that interests you. Once you've found the right person, reach out and get connected.
The School of Medicine Career Center provides critical support for the exploration of career options, development of professional skill sets, and connections to opportunities. We house career and professional development resources via in-house and online libraries. Further, as career counselors, we provide insight into the career development and job search process one on one. Finally, we partner with alumni, faculty, and experts in myriad fields around discussion groups and curricular efforts.
VPGE collaborates with many campus offices that share in their commitment to enhancing and enriching graduate education. They host workshops throughout the academic year for students who are considering a faculty career or want to learn more about non-faculty careers within academia, a path that many doctoral students and postdoctoral scholars choose to pursue.
The objective of VPUE is to enrich the undergraduate experience at Stanford. They advocate for undergraduate education in collaboration with students, faculty, schools and departments across the university. All of their resources are dedicated to connecting students with Stanford, involving faculty with undergraduate education, and fully realizing a liberal education.
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