Career Development

Career Development

Attend courses and workshops to grow your career at the National Meeting. 

ACS Members can meet one on one with a career expert for personalized career advice including mock interviews and resume reviews. Sign up at the attendee registration area on Saturday from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM and Sunday from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM or 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM at the Welcome Reception in Career Navigator LIVE! Learn more about Career Consultants. 

 

Professional Education

Refresh your skills or branch into new areas with ACS Professional Education Short Courses taught by expert instructors in their fields.

Course Name Dates Time
Polymeric Coatings March 20 - 21 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Pharmacokinetics for Chemists in Drug Discovery and Development March 20 - 21 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Understanding Industrial Disperse Systems: Suspensions, Emulsions, and Foams March 20 - 21 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Chemical Engineering for Chemists March 20 - 21 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Experimental Design for Productivity and Quality in Research & Development March 20 - 22 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
HPLC and UHPLC for Practicing Scientists 2: Best Practices in Method Development and Operation/Troubleshooting March 22 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Polymer Science and Technology
March 21-22 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Course Name Dates Time
Intellectual Property Strategies for Technical Professionals March 21 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Write Your Own Patent Applications March 21 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Soft Skills for Scientific Success March 21 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
HPLC and UHPLC for Practicing Scientists 1: Fundamentals March 21 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Course Name Dates Time
Chemometric Techniques for Quantitative Analysis March 23 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Course Name Dates Time
Effective Science Communication: How to Discuss Your Work with Various Audiences March 24 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Risk-Based Strategy for the Development and Validation of Analytical Methods with a QbD Approach March 24 - 25 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Medicinal Chemistry Strategies to Mitigate Preclinical Safety Risks in Drug Discovery March 24 - 25 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Effective Technical Writing March 24 - 25 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Synthetic Organic Chemistry: State of the Art in the 21st Century March 24 - 25 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Leadership Development Workshops

ACS Leadership Development System® courses give you the opportunity to learn the leadership skills necessary to excel at your career.

Course Name Date Time  
Strategic Planning Sunday, March 22 8:00AM - 12:00PM
Collaborating Across Boundaries Sunday, March 22 1:00PM - 5:00PM
Course Name Date Time  
Engaging Colleagues in Dialogue Monday, March 23 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Leading Change Monday, March 23 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Course Name Date Time  
Leading Without Authourity Tuesday, March 24 1:00PM - 5:00PM
Developing Communication Strategies Tuesday, March 24 8:00AM - 12:00PM
Course Name Date Time  
Coaching and Feedback Wednesday, March 25 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Fostering Innovation Wednesday, March 25 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Career Pathways Workshops

ACS Career Pathways™ Workshops are expertly designed to provide career guidance for up-and-coming and professional chemical scientists as they navigate their futures.

Course Name Dates Time
Careers in Industrial Chemistry: Identifying Your Role in the Industrial Value Chain Sunday, March 22 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
ChemIDP, Planning for Your Career Sunday, March 22 11:00 AM - 12:45 PM
Finding Yourself: Identifying a Career that Matches your Strengths and Values Sunday, March 22 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Making the Most of Your Interview: Outshine the Competition Sunday, March 22 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
New Technologies to Find Jobs and Manage Your Career Sunday, March 22 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Networking: How to Get Started Sunday, March 22 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Résumé Development: Marketing Your Brand for an Industrial Chemistry Position Sunday, March 22 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Setting Yourself Up for Success in an Interview Sunday, March 22 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Course Name Dates Time
Careers in Industrial Chemistry: Identifying Your Role in the Industrial Value Chain Monday, March 23 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Finding Your Market, Defining Your Business Monday, March 23 8:00 AM- 10:00AM
Finding Yourself: Identifying a Career that Matches your Strengths and Values Monday, March 23 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Higher Ed-Presenting Yourself Monday, March 23 10:30 AM-12:30 PM
How to Find and Apply for a Chemistry Position in the Federal Government Monday, March 23 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Making the Most of Your Interview: Outshine the Competition Monday, March 23 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Networking: How to Get Started Monday, March 23 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Opportunities for Chemists in the Federal Government Monday, March 23 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Résumé Development: Marketing Your Brand for an Industrial Chemistry Position Monday, March 23 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Setting Yourself Up for Success in an Interview Monday, March 23 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
The Higher Ed Landscape Monday, March 23 8:00 AM- 10:00 AM
Your Sales Marketing and Financing Plan Monday, March 23 10:30 AM-12:30 PM
Course Name Dates Time
Careers in Industrial Chemistry: Identifying Your Role in the Industrial Value Chain Tuesday, March 24 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Finding Yourself: Identifying a Career that Matches your Strengths and Values Tuesday, March 2 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Foreign National Scientist Obtaining a Job in the US Tuesday, March 24 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Higher Ed-Presenting Yourself Tuesday, March 24 3:30 PM-5:30 PM
How to Find and Apply for a Chemistry Position in the Federal Government Tuesday, March 24 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Making the Most of Your Interview: Outshine the Competition Tuesday, March 24 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Networking: How to Get Started Tuesday, March 24 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Opportunities for Chemists in the Federal Government Tuesday, March 24 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Résumé Development: Marketing Your Brand for an Industrial Chemistry Position Tuesday, March 24 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Setting Yourself Up for Success in an Interview Tuesday, March 24 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
The Higher Ed Landscape Tuesday, March 24 1:00PM-3:00PM
Writing Excellent Proposals Tuesday, March 24 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Practical Green Chemistry Tools and Techniques for R&D Scientists
Tuesday March 24 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Course Name Dates Time
Careers in Industrial Chemistry: Identifying Your Role in the Industrial Value Chain Wednesday, March 25 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Finding Yourself: Identifying a Career that Matches your Strengths and Values Wednesday, March 25 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Making the Most of Your Interview: Outshine the Competition Wednesday, March 25 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Networking: How to Get Started Wednesday, March 25 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Résumé Development: Marketing Your Brand for an Industrial Chemistry Position Wednesday, March 25 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Setting Yourself Up for Success in an Interview Wednesday, March 25 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM