Experiences and benefits of a career development course for undergraduate chemistry students

Experiences and benefits of a career development course for undergraduate chemistry students 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 [1], and more than half of program [6]. those with science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) doctorates find employment outside academia [2]. Yet, fewer than half of US STEM doctoral institutions have programs that explicitly prepare students for nonacademic ca- Professional development courses reers [2]. 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- [3], 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 [4]. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry Springer Journals

Experiences and benefits of a career development course for undergraduate chemistry students

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Springer Berlin Heidelberg
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Copyright © 2017 by Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany
Subject
Chemistry; Analytical Chemistry; Biochemistry, general; Laboratory Medicine; Characterization and Evaluation of Materials; Food Science; Monitoring/Environmental Analysis
ISSN
1618-2642
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1618-2650
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00216-017-0480-x
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