Career Development

Career Development

Attend courses and workshops to develop leadership skills 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 AM to 5 PM and Sunday from 10 AM to 3 PM or at attendee registration and from 6 PM – 9 PM at the expo hall. Learn more about Career Consultants. 

 

Leadership Development Workshops

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

Sunday, August 19 Time   Location
Strategic Planning 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Boston Convention Center
Collaborating Across Boundaries 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Boston Convention Center
Monday, August 20 Time   Location
Developing Communication Strategies 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Boston Convention Center
Fostering Innovation 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Boston Convention Center
Tuesday, August 21 Time   Location
Leading Change 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Boston Convention Center
Engaging Colleagues in Dialogue 1:00PM - 5:00PM Boston Convention Center
Wednesday, August 22 Time   Location
Leading Without Authority 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Boston Convention Center

Professional Education

Refresh your skills or branch into new areas with ACS Professional Education Short Courses taught by expert instructors in the industry. All courses are held at Metro Meeting Centers, 101 Federal Street, Boston, MA 02110.

Course Name Dates Time
1-D and 2-D NMR Spectroscopy: Structure Determination of Small Molecule Organic Compounds August 18-19 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Analysis and Interpretation of Mass Spectral Data August 18-19 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Chemical Engineering for Chemists August 18-19 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Chemistry for Non-Chemists: The Basics, Language, and Function of Chemistry August 21-22 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Dispersions in Liquids: Suspensions, Emulsions, and Foams August 18-19 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Effective Science Communication: How to use storytelling and other delivery techniques to successfully discuss your work with the public and colleagues in unrelated fields August 18 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Effective Supervision of Scientists and the Technical Staff August 18-19 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Effective Technical Writing August 18-19 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Intellectual Property Strategies for Technical Professionals August 18 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Modern HPLC/UHPLC for Practicing Scientists 1: Fundamentals and Pharmaceutical Applications August 17 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Modern HPLC/UHPLC for Practicing Scientists 2: UHPLC, Method Development, HPLC Operation, Troubleshooting and Biopharmaceutical Applications August 18 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Organic Synthesis: Methods and Strategies for the 21st Century Chemists August 18-19 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Pharmacokinetics for Chemists: Essential Concepts for Drug Development August 18-19 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Polymer Science and Technology August 18-19 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Polymeric Coatings August 17-18 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Qualification & Validation (IQ, OQ, PQ) of Laboratory Instruments and Systems with a Risk Based Strategy for QS Compliance August 20 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Risk-Based Strategy for the Development and Validation of Analytical Methods with a QbD Approach August 18-19 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Statistical Analysis of Laboratory Data August 18-20 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Write Your Own Patent Applications August 18 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Career Pathways Workshops

ACS Career Pathways™ Workshops are expertly-designed courses dedicated to providing career guidance to both up-and-coming and professional chemists in navigating their futures.

Sunday, August 19 Time Location
New Technology to Find Jobs & Manage Your Career 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Boston Convention Center
ChemIDP- Planning for Your Career  11:00 AM - 12:45 PM Boston Convention Center
Finding Yourself: Identifying a Career that Matches your Strengths and Values 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Boston Convention Center
Networking: How to Get Started 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Boston Convention Center
Setting Yourself Up for Success in an Interview 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Boston Convention Center
Making the Most of Your Interview: Outshine the Competition 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM Boston Convention Center
Careers in Industrial Chemistry: Identifying Your Role in the Industrial Value Chain 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Boston Convention Center
Résumé Development: Marketing Your Brand for an Industrial Chemistry Position 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM Boston Convention Center
Monday, August 20 Time   Location
Opportunities for Chemists in the Federal Government 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM Boston Convention Center
How to Find and Apply for a Chemistry Position in the Federal Government 10:30AM  - 12:30 PM Boston Convention Center
Finding Yourself: Identifying a Career that Matches your Strengths and Values 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Boston Convention Center
Networking: How to Get Started 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Boston Convention Center
Finding Your Market, Defining Your Business 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM Boston Convention Center
Your Sales Marketing and Financing Plan 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM Boston Convention Center
Setting Yourself Up for Success in an Interview 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Boston Convention Center
Making the Most of Your Interview: Outshine the Competition 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM Boston Convention Center
The Higher Ed Landscape 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM Boston Convention Center
Higher Ed-Presenting Yourself 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM Boston Convention Center
Careers in Industrial Chemistry: Identifying Your Role in the Industrial Value Chain 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM Boston Convention Center
Résumé Development: Marketing Your Brand for an Industrial Chemistry Position 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM Boston Convention Center
Essential Green Chemistry Tools and Techniques for Pharmaceutical Scientists 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM Boston Convention Center
Tuesday, August 21
Time Location
Finding Yourself: Identifying a Career that Matches your Strengths and Values 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM Boston Convention Center
Networking: How to Get Started 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Boston Convention Center
Opportunities for Chemists in the Federal Government 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Boston Convention Center
How to Find and Apply for a Chemistry Position in the Federal Government 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM Boston Convention Center
Setting Yourself Up for Success in an Interview 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM Boston Convention Center
Making the Most of Your Interview: Outshine the Competition 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM Boston Convention Center
Foreign National Scientist Obtaining a Job in the U.S 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Boston Convention Center
Writing Excellent Proposals 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Boston Convention Center
Careers in Industrial Chemistry: Identifying Your Role in the Industrial Value Chain 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM Boston Convention Center
Résumé Development: Marketing Your Brand for an Industrial Chemistry Position 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM Boston Convention Center
The Higher Ed Landscape 1:00 PM - 3:00PM Boston Convention Center
Higher Ed-Presenting Yourself 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM Boston Convention Center
Wednesday, August 22 Time Location
Finding Yourself: Identifying a Career that Matches your Strengths and Values 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM Boston Convention Center
Networking: How to Get Started 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Boston Convention Center
Setting Yourself Up for Success in an Interview 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM Boston Convention Center
Making the Most of Your Interview: Outshine the Competition 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM Boston Convention Center
Careers in Industrial Chemistry: Identifying Your Role in the Industrial Value Chain 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM Boston Convention Center
Résumé Development: Marketing Your Brand for an Industrial Chemistry Position 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM Boston Convention Center