Anal Bioanal Chem (2017) 409:5185–5190 DOI 10.1007/s00216-017-0480-x ABCS OF EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN ANALYTICAL SCIENCE Experiences and benefits of a career development course for undergraduate chemistry students Charles A. Lucy Published online: 20 July 2017 Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany 2017 Introduction information about career options and professional develop- ment. The career course complements an early-opportunity Most recent graduates with bachelor degrees in chemistry in research course and is preparatory for our science internship the USA go on to careers in industry , and more than half of program . those with science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) doctorates find employment outside academia . Yet, fewer than half of US STEM doctoral institutions have programs that explicitly prepare students for nonacademic ca- Professional development courses reers . The situation is similar in Canada, where 44% of first-year students stated that their most important reason for The career benefits of undergraduate research and work expe- attending university was to prepare for a specific job or career rience are well documented [7–10]. However, even participa- , but only 25% of Canadian seniors felt they knew their tion in a career seminar can reduce most students’ career de- career options very well .
Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry – Springer Journals
Published: Jul 20, 2017
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