Career Guidance Resources
The Chemistry Program at Centre maintains a variety of resources for career
guidance. We encourage our students to become involved in a serious research
effort during their undergraduate years. Opportunities
exist for student research on campus both during the academic year
and during the summer. Several universities also offer programs for summer
Occasionally we hear about job opportunities through alumni. Please
talk with chemistry faculty members about your job search plans, so we
can let you know about those job leads.
Our alumni go on to work in a wide variety of settings. Besides
the typical graduate and professional school experiences leading to jobs
in the chemical industry or in medicine, Centre chemistry alumni are also
working in the fields of teaching, chemical engineering, art conservation,
computer programming, environmental law, intellectual property law, pharmacy,
sales, nursing, technical writing, and government service among others.
The Magic File Cabinet
Every year we update our files of brochures from graduate schools in chemistry
and chemistry related fields. Also we receive a large number of announcements
of summer programs for undergraduate research. This information is kept
in the file cabinet on the second floor of Olin Hall.
We also keep current copies of the following publications:
American Chemical Society, Directory of Graduate Research, 1995,1993,1991.
Chemical Sciences Graduate School Finder, 1996-97.
Peterson's Guide to Engineering, Science, and Computer Science Jobs, 1988.
Employment Patterns of Recent Doctorates in Chemistry, American Chemical
"An Assessment of Research Doctorate programs in the U.S., Math and Physical
Sciences, National Academy of Sciences, 1983.
Career Development Office
The Career Development Office (in first floor of Carnegie) has several
books which you may find useful, including:
1997 Regional Chemistry Employment Directory
Great Jobs for Chemistry Majors
Real People Working in Science
Opportunities in Eye Care Careers
Opportunities in Pharmacy Careers
Opportunities in Health & Medical Careers