STEM Degrees May Be Expensive But They Are Worth It

There seems to be a common belief amongst Americans that we don’t do science or math that well. Read many of the articles floating around on the internet and you’ll notice the majority of them make the point that our universities aren’t producing enough STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) graduates. The actual truth behind those […]

Career Opportunities for Researchers: EURAXESS

CORDIS ERA-Link – European Researchers Abroad. ‘ERA-Link is a networking tool for European researchers in the US. It provides information about research in Europe, European research policy, opportunities for research funding, for international collaboration and for trans-national mobility. Membership is free. The objective of ERA-Link is a flourishing network of European researchers, scientists and scholars […]

Careers in chemistry

Working in Chemistry. ‘Chemistry isn’t just for chemists! Here’s a nice long list of chemistry-related careers, along with a discussion on how your degree impacts your employment options.’

Preparing Chemists for the 21st Century

What Do You Need To Get a Job? Are We Serious about Preparing Chemists for the 21st Century Workplace or Are We Just Teaching Chemistry? Abstract: What characteristics of employees do you value in the workplace? Sixteen leaders from world-class chemistry-based industries responded: “We want competent scientists who have high-level communication skills, cultural competencies, knowledge […]

“If you could do it all over again, would you still get your Ph.D.?”

A Change of Heart. ‘Last night, a friend of mine asked me, If you could do it all over again, would you still get your Ph.D.? Three months ago, I would have immediately replied, Absolutely.’