ACS Bridge Career Conference

September 8-10, 2023  |  New Orleans, Louisianna 

On September 8-10, 2023, the American Chemical Society in partnership with Genentech and Xavier University, will host the ACS Bridge Career Conference, a 3-day event focused on preparing early career professionals and students for successful and impactful careers in the chemical sciences. This event will facilitate career exploration, professional development, and connect trainees with professionals from diverse career areas.

Attendees will:

  •  Understand how skills, values, and opportunities can intersect to create a satisfying career path for an individual
  •  Gain increased knowledge of the vast array of chemical careers and how they intersect with their personal values
  •  Develop new goals to reach their desired career objective
  •  Expand their network of peers and scientists for future collaboration and mentoring

Application Process

The ACS Bridge Career Conference is intended to bring together a diverse group of Bridge Fellows, Graduate Students, Postdocs from underrepresented Groups, and professionals for two days of career development and networking.

Application Deadline: May 31, 2023

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About the Genentech Foundation:

Launched in 2018 with a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the ACS Bridge Project aims for increased representation of students from underrepresented ethnic and racial groups pursuing advanced degrees in the Chemical Sciences through its participation with the Inclusive Graduate Education Network (IGEN).

The Genentech Foundation supports the ACS Bridge Project to increase capacity for ACS’ broadening participation initiatives, such as ACS Bridge Fellow and ACS Bridge Departments that demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. In addition, the Genentech Foundation supports professional development conferences, like the ACS Bridge Career Conference.

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