Career Services

ACS Career Services provides a growing list of offerings for job seekers and employers. Achieve your career goals with our resources that help you stand out from the crowd when contemplating a new career path, searching for a job, or striking out on your own. As an employer, you can depend upon the ACS to provide you access to the talent you need to innovate and excel.


ACS Career Fair

Our unique Career Fair allows job seekers and employers a more substantial version of a traditional “résumé drop” fair. Available exclusively for ACS Members during ACS National Meetings and virtually online, you can submit job applications, résumés, and schedule interviews with top chemical companies.

ACS Careers Newsletter

Resources for job seekers and general information about ACS career services, careers in science, and career-related articles.


ACS Career Pathway Workshops

For ACS Members only, ACS Career Pathways™ is a carefully researched and designed program that helps you find a career pathway and a job in the chemical sciences that’s right for you. Find advice on how best to position yourself to enter these fields, as well as tips for assembling job applications tailored to each individual field.

Workshops outlining the different pathways and options are delivered at ACS National and many Regional meetings. Not going to a meeting where the Career Pathways Workshops are being offered? Much of what is covered in the workshops is available to ACS Members online.


ACS Personal Career Consultants

As an ACS Member, you can receive personalized consulting to help you succeed, wherever you may be in your career. A team of ACS experts can assist you with almost any career question you might have. Get feedback on your résumé , participate in mock interviews to gain confidence in interview settings, and practice your business plan pitch to our experts.


Résumé and Cover Letter Resources

A good résumé portfolio can be an invaluable tool during your job search. Our Career Pathways content will walk you through what is required for Academic, Industrial and Govermental application processes as well as assist Entreprenuers looking to create a business plan.


Interview Strategies and Negotiation

Being well-prepared for an interview can give you the confidence and competitive advantage it takes to stand out as a competent and trustworthy professional—the kind employers like to hire. Our Career Pathways content will walk you through what is required for Academic, Industrial and Govermental interview processes as well as assist Entreprenuers looking to pitch a business plan.


ACS Entrepreneurial Resources Center™

The ACS Entrepreneurial Resources Center™ is an accelerator that helps chemistry-based startups bring their innovations to market. We:

  • Empower entrepreneurs with access to ACS’s resources
  • Help them develop a viable business plan, and
  • Have them showcase their venture to potential investors or commercial partners for rapid scale-up or acquisition.

Startups advancing new materials, energy, pharmaceuticals, biotechnologies, instruments, or medical devices, and other chemistry-based products or services are invited to take advantage of our unique program offerings.


Ethical and Professional Guidelines

The American Chemical Society (ACS), the world’s largest association of professional scientists, has the opportunity to lead in articulating standards for scientists with regards to ethical and professional conduct.


C&EN Jobs

C&EN Jobs offer an extensive network of jobs and employment opportunities for chemists and scientific professionals.


Other Resources