Two-Year/Community College Students
If you are taking chemistry at a two-year college, you are in good company. According to a National Science Foundation report, more than 40% of students earning bachelor’s or master’s degrees in science and engineering have attended a two-year college. Plus, a separate study from the National Center for Education Statistics shows that over 40% of students enrolling in a two-year college do so with the express goal of acquiring or improving jobs skills.
Whether you are planning on pursuing a bachelor’s degree or a job (or both), the following resources can help.
Get the Most Out of Your Education
Start a Chemistry Career
- What Chemists Do
Use these profiles of different chemistry-based careers to find the one right for you.
- Find an Internship
Internships give you valuable work experience, sometimes for pay and/or academic credit. See listings of internships, service learning, and cooperative education opportunities.
- ACS Careers
Look up career information, learn out about workshops and career fairs, search for a job, meet a career counselor, and more! Most services are free or reduced fee for ACS student members.
Find Networking Opportunities
ACS has many venues for connecting chemical technology students with educators, employers, and technicians.
- ACS Network
Use this online community to connect and communicate with students and chemical professionals around the world.
- Meetings and Conferences
Attend an ACS local, regional, and national meetings to meet professional technicians and employers, take a short course, or learn about advancements in your field.
- Student Chapters
Participate in a wide range of programs and activities to enhance your college experience and prepare for a successful career.
- Younger Chemists Committee
Learn how the Younger Chemists Committee works locally and nationally to address the specific needs of younger and early-career chemists.
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* These resources are external to ACS and are provided for informational purposes only. Listing of a product or service on this website does not constitute an endorsement by ACS.
Is there a resource you would like added to the list? Do you have a question about the resources provided? Contact the ACS Office of Two-Year Colleges at 2YColleges@acs.org.