ACS Career Kick-Starter Workshop

The Career Kick-Starter Workshop is a two-day career development workshop for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars. Chemistry departments are encouraged to host this event on their campus so that in two days, graduate students and postdocs can receive the necessary knowledge and tools that would otherwise require weeks of individual effort to obtain. The workshop objectives are:

  1. Use the individual development plans framework to examine the intersection of core skills, values and opportunities to find a satisfying career path.
  2. Apply career planning skills and knowledge to formulate ongoing professional goals that are appropriate for advancing the participant’s career.
  3. Identify and interpret industry and global trends to gain awareness and use this knowledge to select a career path.
  4. Identify and strengthen foundational professional skills and competencies to successfully transition into the workforce

In addition to the workshop, graduate students and postdocs will have the opportunity to participate in a one-on-one career counseling session.  

Contact Us

If your department is interested in hosting this workshop on your campus email the ACS Graduate & Postdoctoral Scholars at, or call 800-227-5558 ext. 6169 for more information.