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Career Resources

ChemIDP
The American Chemical Society has released their version of an electronic tool for Individual Development Plans – Check out the short video clip: https://chemidp.acs.org.

American Chemical Society Chemistry Careers:The employment world for chemical professionals can be divided into five main sectors: industry, academia, government, non-profit, and entrepreneurship. Explore your options here!

myIDP: Science Careers’ myIDP tool provides exercises to help you examine your skills, interests, and values, as well as a list of 20 scientific career paths with a prediction of which ones best fit your skills and interests.

UO Career Center Career: Career counselors and advisers experienced in working with graduate students and postdocs can assist with career exploration, networking, and the job search process. Counselors advise students on application materials, including resumes, CVs and cover letters.

UO Graduate School:  Career counselors and advisers experienced in working with graduate students and postdocs can assist with career exploration, networking, and the job search process. We advise students on application materials, including resumes, CVs and cover letters. To schedule an appointment, please call 541-346-3235.

The following links take you to a robust collection of information. I encourage you to check it out.

 

Science Magazine

Science has just released their booklet – Career Trends: Developing Your Skills. Although it is targeted more towards postdoctoral fellows and academic faculty, I think that it would be informative for those of you interested in working in research oriented, collaborative environments.

2015 Annual Top Employer Survey-Biotech/Pharma – Science magazine recently disseminated the results of their 2015 Annual Top Employer Survey in Biotech and Pharma IndustriesScience has a long history of providing a forum for scientists to express their opinions about the biotech and pharma industry. For 2015, they gathered the responses from 5,700 scientists who had plenty to say about the industry. The firms landing at the top of the 2015 Science Careers Top Employers Survey harness innovation and create workplaces that recruit the brightest scientific minds. See who ranked top this year.

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Books

  • “So What Are You Going to Do with That?”: Finding Careers Outside Academia, by Susan Basalla and Maggie Debelius
  • The Chicago Guide to Your Career in Science: A Toolkit for Students and Postdocs, by Victor A. Bloomfield and Esam E. El-Fakahany
  • What Color is Your Parachute? A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers, by Richard Nelson Bolles
  • Put Your Science to Work: The Take-Charge Career Guide for Scientists, by Peter Fiske
  • Finding Your North: Self-Help Strategies for Science-Related Careers, by Frederick L. Moore and Michael L. Penn