Become an ACS Career Consultant

Thank you for your interest in becoming an ACS Career Consultant. Please review the information below and submit an application to be considered. Feel free to reach out to ACS Career Services for more information.

What does an ACS Career Consultant do?

ACS Career Consultants serve as volunteer career advisors to fellow ACS Members. Our diverse team provides career advice both in-person and virtually through career workshops and one-on-one personal career consultations. ACS Career Consultants are present at the Spring and Fall Meetings, Regional Meetings, and at various local section events. Volunteers also have the opportunity to facilitate virtual workshops and personal career consultations throughout the year on-line.

Expectations for Consultants are as follows:

  • Attend a minimum of one in-person meeting as a Career Consultant per year
  • Be available a minimum of 2 hours per month for personal career consultations
  • Remain current on trends in the chemical employment workforce.
  • Attend Career Consultant trainings provided by ACS
  • Roles and responsibilities are subject to change as the needs of our members, and the profession, evolve

ACS Career Consultant Requirements

The following professional and personal skills have been found essential for effective Career Consultants: Each applicant should have:

  • An accredited bachelor’s degree
  • At least 2 years of professional work experience
  • Experience in professional job searches
  • Proficiency with online communications (e.g. Zoom, email, LinkedIn)
  • Experience mentoring others in their careers and/or job searches preferred
  • Experience teaching and/or managing others preferred

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