The Transition from Graduation to a Career in Industry

The Transition from Graduation to a Career in Industry

Careers Channel

You’ve made your way through school, but do you know how to make it in the real world? Learn what skills you will need to succeed and how to build a strong career path from the experts!  Join Dawn Mason of Eastman Chemical, Anne DeMasi of Chemtura and Dr. Michael Abrams of Arkema as they give insight on their transition from school to their industrial careers. Come learn about their experiences and how they made the transition, and how you can too!

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What You Will Learn

  • Perspectives on how industrial work responsibilities differ for B.S.- vs. M.S.- vs. Ph.D.-level researchers
  • What industrial employers are looking for in soon-to-be-graduates in chemistry
  • Skills to learn or demonstrate as a new industrial researcher
  • Things that new-to-industry researchers can do that will make their bosses happy
  • And much more…


Webinar Details

Date: Thursday, May 23, 2013

Time: 2:00-3:00 pm ET

Fee: Free


Meet the Experts

Ms. Anne DeMasi is the Hazard Communications Manager for the Chemtura Corporation. Prior to that she worked at Dow Chemical Company as a Hazard Communication and Regulatory Specialist. She entered the chemical industry as an Analytical Chemist at Rohm and Haas Company and also worked in their Industrial Coatings development division for several years.




Dr. Michael Abrams received his B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and his Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry from the California Institute of Technology. After a postdoctoral fellowship at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, Mike joined Atofina Chemicals in 2000.  Dr. Abrams has worked in R&D on a on a variety of organic- and inorganic coatings- and catalysis-related projects over the last 13 years at Atofina and Arkema, and is currently a Principal Scientist in Arkema’s Hydrogen Peroxide business unit.



Ms. Dawn Mason is currently an HR Manager at Eastman Chemical Company in Kingsport, TN.  Over the last 10 years, she has successfully led a variety of technology groups contributing in areas from catalysis to polymer modification and from technical service to process improvement.  She is the chair for the ACS Committee on Corporation Associates and is a member of the ACS Leadership Advisory Board.



This ACS Webinar is being co-produced by Corporation Associates


The Fine Print

ACS Webinars™ does not endorse any products or services. The views expressed in this presentation are those of the presenters and do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the American Chemical Society.


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