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Meghan Lafferty
Librarian for Chemistry

Planning a scientific career in industry : strategies for graduates and academics

Author: Mohanty, Sanat S.
Year: 2010
Call Number: UM TC Wilson Library (Q147 .M56 2010 )

Career management for chemists : a guide to success in a chemistry career

Author: Fetzer, John.
Year: 2004
Call Number: Walter Sci/Eng Library Books (Level F) (QD39.5 .F48 2004)

Addresses both the hard and soft skills necessary for chemists to succeed in their careers.

Great jobs for chemistry majors

Author: Rowh, Mark.
Year: 2006
Call Number: Walter Sci/Eng Library Books (Level F) (QD39.5 .R688 2006)

Discusses the job search process as well as 4 major career paths (research, teaching, chemical engineering, and management/support).

Nontraditional careers for chemists : new formulas in chemistry

Author: Balbes, Lisa M.
Year: 2007
Call Number: Walter Sci/Eng Library Books (Level F) (QD39.5 .B25 2007)

Balbes' covers a range of options outside the traditional research or teaching in academia, government, or industry paths.

The Chicago guide to your career in science : a toolkit for students and postdocs

Author: Bloomfield, V.A.,El-Fakahany, E.E.
Year: 2008
Call Number: Walter Sci/Eng Library Books (Level F) (Q147 .B56 2008)

Includes chapters on the dissertation project, effective teaching, writing the dissertation, journal articles and grant proposals, scientific meeting participation, and job searching.

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Chemistry Jobs, Careers, and Professional Development

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Author: American Chemical Society

The leading professional organization for the chemical sciences and related fields has information on finding jobs, salaries, and more.