“Branding YOU! Why Marketing Yourself is Critical for a Chemistry Career.” A short presentation followed by Q&A with speakers Dr. Dawn Mason, Eastman Chemical Co., and Dr. Catherine Hunt, Dow Chemical Co.
Perception is everything! In today’s competitive job market, chemists should plan their career advancement with a strategic mindset. “Who you know” may not be as important as how you are perceived. Join our experts to learn the in’s and out’s of networking and building your personal brand. Obtain the skills you need to advance professionally!
What You Will Learn
Branding essentials to help you network your way to the top
How to gain (and practice) the soft skills they don’t teach you in school
How to capitalize on your personal and professional strengths And much more…
Date: Thursday, March 10, 2011
Time: 2:00-3:00 pm
Meet Your Experts
Director in Innovation Sourcing &amp;amp; Sustainable Technologies at The Dow Chemical Company and 2007 President of the American Chemical Society. She began her career as a senior scientist in analytical research at Rohm and Haas after completing an NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship at Yale University. For nearly 25 years Katie has held positions of increasing responsibility including research scientist, process chemist, plant laboratory manager and Director of Worldwide Analytical and Computational Competency Network (ACNET) paired with Technology Development. There is no doubt in her mind that mentoring, networking (both personal and professional) and leadership training, are and will continue to be, an essential element of her ever-changing career path.
Dawn Mason is a Group Leader at Eastman Chemical Company in Kingsport, TN. She was previously employed with E. I. DuPont de Nemours & Co. and received her B.S. from University of Missouri – Columbia and her Ph.D. from Texas A&M University; Over the last 10 years, she has successfully lead a variety of technology groups contributing in areas from catalysis to polymer modification and from technical service to process improvement. She is the co-chair for the ACS Committee on Corporation Associates and is a member of the ACS Leadership Advisory Board.
Michael “Mick” Hurrey, Ph.D. is currently Senior Scientist at Vertex Pharmaceuticals applying physical chemistry to understanding active pharmaceutical ingredients in the solid state and examining structure property relationships to design solid dosage forms. He received his Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. He is currently Chair-Elect of the ACS Division of Business Development and Management and has served as past Chair of the Younger Chemists Committee and is currently a member of the Committee on International Activities.
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