What’s the Value
ACS members at a reception during the Washington, DC, National Meeting and
Exposition in 2009.
Your underGraduate years have exposed you to many things — among them the importance of community. as you prepare to leave the
unique community you formed as a college student and member of your acs
student chapter, think about ways to stay
connected. one way is to renew your
acs membership after you graduate.
acs offers students and chemical professionals opportunities to participate in a
worldwide scientific community while
advancing their careers.
Building a career is not only important
for you personally, but also for society
as a whole, because you represent the
future of chemistry. the scientific community is relying on you to help find
solutions for tomorrow’s problems. acs
provides members with forums to help
educate the general public — especially
the youth — in communities nationwide
and to advocate for causes that help the
planet. With more than 163,000 members, acs helps individual members connect with other chemistry professionals,
enabling you to use your voice, skills, and
abilities effectively to make a difference.
acs offers its members many specific
programs and resources. learn more about
them so you can get the most from your
career in chemistry.
attending an acs
national or regional
meeting provides you
the opportunity to
present your research
findings to the broader
you can also learn about
the latest research by
attending symposia, stay
current on new tech-
nologies and products
at the exposition, and
expand your professional
network with peers and
other professionals in
By participating in acs local sections,
you can meet and network with acs
members who live and work near you.
you can also join any of the 33 technical divisions to connect with others in
your area (or areas) of interest. the
younger chemists committee is a great
way to meet and network with other
early-career chemists, professionals in
the chemical sciences, and students.
acs also offers several online communities, including the acs group on
linkedin and the acs network.
acs offers a wide range of programs
and services to help members through-
out every stage of their chemistry
careers. By attending career workshops
at acs meetings, you can enhance
your résumé and polish your interview-
ing skills. in addition, you’ll have access
to free, personalized career coaching
through the acs career consultant
Program, as well as expert guidance on
job search strategies, interviewing tech-
niques, résumé writing, and salary nego-