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 "Be Confident; Don't Be Cocky": An Interview with Prof. Omar Farha

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"Be Confident; Don't Be Cocky": An Interview with Prof. Omar Farha

Dr. Farha talks about the struggles and opportunities he has encountered in his career, and his advice for being a confident (but not cocky) scientist.

The Twists and Turns of a Dynamic, Nonlinear Career Path

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The Twists and Turns of a Dynamic, Nonlinear Career Path

Dr. Manz shares how his pursuit of his passions for learning and dance led to a non-linear and fulfilling career path in academia. His message focuses on how life and career may not be how you planned but it can be full and meaningful if you take advantage of opportunities and continue to pursue doing what you love to do.

Preparing for a Job in Academia

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Preparing for a Job in Academia

It’s never too early to start investigating career choices. Learn several strategies for starting a career in chemical education.

Tips from Faculty for Your Academic Job Search

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Tips from Faculty for Your Academic Job Search

Hear from research-intensive institution faculty who attended the Faculty and Postdoc Afternoon Networking Coffee Break at the Spring 2016 ACS National Meeting. They share advice about how to start a faculty job search, navigate the application process, and more.

Applying for a Faculty Position at a Research Intensive University

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Applying for a Faculty Position at a Research Intensive University

Postdoctoral fellow applicants for faculty positions greatly out number the available pool of faculty positions at research intensive institutions. Learn effective ways to help you distinguish yourself from other candidates and navigate the application process.

15 Myths About Nontraditional Careers in Chemistry And the Realities Behind Them

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15 Myths About Nontraditional Careers in Chemistry And the Realities Behind Them

15 popular myths about nontraditional careers in chemistry debunked, including the myth that there are no jobs for chemists, most chemists work in academia, I have to go back to school to move into another career, and many more.

The Best Nontraditional Careers for Chemists: Popular, Unusual, or Growing Fields

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The Best Nontraditional Careers for Chemists: Popular, Unusual, or Growing Fields

Get an inside look, from an ACS career consultant, into 10 nontraditional career options. Each career has a section where the author has a general overview of what the job would likely entail.

Transferring Your Ph.D. Chemists Skills to a Nontraditional Career

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Transferring Your Ph.D. Chemists Skills to a Nontraditional Career

Your chemistry degree doesn't limit your career options to just teaching, bench chemistry, or research. Identify your transferable skills and transition into a non-traditional career.

If You Love Teaching, Consider a Two-Year College: Part I of II

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If You Love Teaching, Consider a Two-Year College: Part I of II

Thinking of teaching? Learn about how teaching at a two-year college can potentially offer more opportunities for growth and experience than teaching at a 4-year institution.

What’s a Nice Chemist Like You Doing in Science Policy

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What’s a Nice Chemist Like You Doing in Science Policy

Students and postdoctoral fellows have a number of opportunities to expand their skills beyond the bench and into the policy arena.