ACS Career Navigator/Professional Resources
ACS Entrepreneurial Resources
ACS offers resources and training to help chemists with start up businesses at www.acs.org/ei.
Professional Education Online Courses
ACS has discounted member-only rates on most of the in-person and online training courses offered to help you refresh basic skills or branch into areas of emerging science and advanced applications. By presenting these courses in avariety of mediums, we have something to fit every learning style.
Online courses are the best way to get the same high-quality instruction you expect without taking travel time away from work.
In an online course, you can meet live and online with your instructor over a period of weeks. Classes are small so that we can customize the content to relate directly to the work that you are doing today. On-Demand courses are a great option for those who need complete flexibility at an affordable price. Each course is broken into one or more modules that you can purchase individually at a very low cost.
ACS Salary Calculator ™
Exclusively available to ACS members, use the ACS Salary Calculator™ to ensure that you are making the same full-time base salary as others in jobs like yours.
ACS Employment Dashboard™
The ACS Employment Dashboard™ provides an overview of salaries, demographics, and employment statistics from ACS employment surveys. You can view salary, employment, or demographic data in all regions of the United States or a specific region of your choice. Data is available from 2000 through 2013 and is compiled from the annual Comprehensive Survey of Salary and Employment as well as the ChemCensus Survey, which is collected every five years.
Sci-Mind™ Online Learning Communities
Sci-Mind™ is a customizable, online environment that integrates traditional classroom discussions, lectures, and activities, with social media tools for flexible access and learning. Replacing pre-determined syllabi, all Sci-Mind™ curricula, assignments, activities, and even experts are customized according to the needs of each cohort, and use real-life situations faced at work to illustrate lesson plans. Topic areas for cohorts include Separation Science, Toxicology for the Scientist, and Polymer Coatings beginning in 2014.
Professional Education Short Courses
ACS has discounted member-only rates on most of the in-person and online training courses offered to help you refresh basic skills or branch into areas of emerging science and advanced applications. By presenting these courses in a variety of formats, we have something to fit every learning style.
ACS Short Courses are a popular way to gain valuable training in just a few days. Courses range from one to five days in length, including lab/lecture options. Our catalog boasts over 90 short courses in eight subject areas taught by excellent instructors who are also incredible scientists. Held conveniently throughout the U.S. during the year, there are plenty of options to receive high-quality training from ACS.
View the Short Course Catalog.
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Career Consultants & Resume Services
ACS Career Consultants are ACS members with an abundance of first-hand, real-world work experience, and are dedicated to helping you discover and achieve your career goals. A team of experts is ready to assist you with almost any career questions you might have from resume preparation to salary negotiations, we are here to help you succeed.
C&EN Jobs is your number-one tool for finding open positions that match your skills and goals by offering an extensive network of jobs and employment opportunities for chemists and scientific professionals.
ACS Leadership Courses
Learn essential skills to strengthen your competitive edge in today’s global economy with the ACS Leadership Development System®. Developed specifically for ACS members, the Leadership Development System® caters to the unique leadership demands of chemical professionals on the job, in the lab, and in the classroom. ACS members receive a 50% discount on facilitated and online courses, and save $150 on the Extraordinary Leaders course. Please visit www.acs.org/leaderdevelopment to brush up on your existing skills, and to acquire new ones. You will find that the skills you learn—from conducting effective meetings to overcoming difficult challenges—are immediately applicable in any academic or professional setting.
Career Pathways Workshops
ACS Career Pathways workshops, available at ACS Career Fairs and regional meetings, help you assess your own talents, personality, and goals in order to see which career pathway is the best fit for you. Find out more at www.careerfair.acs.org/agenda.
Onsite and Virtual Career Fairs
Career fairs give you the opportunity to interview with prospective employers and network, as well as gain essential knowledge and skills to attain your occupational goals.
InterviewStream Online Tool
Use this unique online tool to practice interviewing to learn how to identify your strengths and weaknesses and improve verbal and nonverbal communications in the interview setting before the interview. www.acs.interviewstream.com