FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | March 07, 2011

Why marketing yourself is critical for your chemistry career is ACS Webinars™ topic

WASHINGTON, March 7, 2011 —Networking and building your personal brand to advance professionally is the topic of the next in a series of American Chemical Society (ACS) Webinars™ for scientists and chemical professionals.

Scheduled for Thursday, March 10, from 2 – 3 p.m., EST, the free webinar features Catherine T. “Katie” Hunt, Ph.D., R&D director in Innovation Sourcing & Sustainable Technologies at The Dow Chemical Co. and 2007 President of the American Chemical Society, and Dawn Mason, Ph.D., group leader at Eastman Chemical Co.

Participants will learn:

  • Branding essentials to help you network your way to the top
  • How to gain (and practice) the soft skills they don’t teach you in school
  • How to capitalize on your personal and professional strengths

Hunt began her career as a senior scientist in analytical research at Rohm and Haas after completing a National Instgitutews of Health (NIH) postdoctoral fellowship at Yale University. For nearly 25 years Hunt has held positions of increasing responsibility, including research scientist, process chemist, plant laboratory manager and director of Worldwide Analytical and Computational Competency Network (ACNET) paired with technology development.

Mason is a group leader at Eastman Chemical Company in Kingsport, Tenn. She was previously employed with E. I. DuPont de Nemours & Co. Over the last 10 years, she has successfully led a variety of technology groups contributing in areas from catalysis to polymer modification and from technical service to process improvement. Mason is the co-chair of the ACS Committee on Corporation Associates and is a member of the ACS Leadership Advisory Board.

ACS Webinars™ feature experts and global thought leaders in the chemical sciences, management and business to address current topics of interest to scientific and engineering professionals. Each webinar includes a short presentation followed by a question and answer session. Scientists and others can tune into the conference without charge, but must register in advance.

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