Rider University, The College of New Jersey, and the American Chemical Society are proud to announce our novel:
Chemistry Career Café Series | View general announcement (.pdf).

The goal of the Career Café Series is to introduce all students, from high school to graduate school, to the wealth of professional opportunities for chemists available right here in Central New Jersey and Philadelphia. But unlike other career workshops, this series of four themed luncheons will focus on careers that are less traditional and not as well-known as medicine and pharmaceuticals—but still require a Bachelors or even advanced degree in chemistry.

Luncheons will be held on various Saturdays mornings from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
See announcements above for specific details.

  1. Chemistry of Protection & Global Security - April 21, 2012
    Take Exit Survey | View Announcement (.pdf)
    Invited speakers include local army, naval, & governmental chemists, EPA scientists, EHS officers, food & drug standards technologists, patent lawyers, & science policy makers.
  2. Chemistry of Food & Beverage - October 15, 2011
    View Announcement (.pdf)
    Invited speakers include a local food chemist, flavor chemist, fragrance chemist, dairy biochemist, food standards technologist, chef, wine chemist, and brewer.
  3. Chemistry of Art & Literature - October 29, 2011
    View Announcement (.pdf)
    Invited speakers include a local museum curator, art conservationist, medical writer, science reporter, science writer, and chemistry librarian, and chemical database manager.

Series Details
In the first two hours, chemists will discuss their career paths, and how they use chemistry on a daily basis. The last hour will serve as a networking lunch, wherein professionals will speak directly with students in an informal setting, providing valuable insight into a particular career of interest, possible internship information, and later would ideally serve as a reliable contact as the student pursues that career in the future.

Registration Information
Students must register for each café they wish to attend, by the dates listed above. During registration, you will be asked to choose three professionals who you would like to personally speak with over lunch. Use the speaker biographies (.pdf) to help you decide. We will do our best to pair you with one of your top three choices. Pre-registration is required.

If you would like more information on the Career Café Series, or would like to discuss the program personally, you can reach any of the program co-chairs at our contact information listed below. We look forward to meeting you!

Danielle L. Jacobs, PhD
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Rider University
[email protected]

Michelle Bunagan, PhD
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
The College of New Jersey
[email protected]

Abby R. O’Connor, PhD
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
The College of New Jersey
[email protected]