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UNI Career Resources

  • UNI Career Services
    Provides resources for exploring careers, job fairs, resume/cover letter/interview assistance, internship resources, career advisors, and more.
  • Career Cruising
    Provided by UNI Career Services. "This comprehensive assessment and planning tool reviews skills and interests."

Chemistry Job Search Sites


Chemistry Career Videos

A short video with chemists explaining what they love about their jobs!


Chemistry Career Videos

Below are 23 videos profiling chemists in different roles. Browse through them using the playlist icon in the upper left of the video. For more videos, see the full What Chemists Do playlist from the American Chemical Society!

Research Tools for Graduates

While library subscription resources are not available once you graduate, consider using the following resources:

  • American Chemical Society journals
    Selected articles are available Open Access (free, including for non-subscribers/non-ACS members).

    To limit your search results, choose Open Access under Access Type near the bottom of the search screen.
  • Unpaywall
    Chrome browser extension to find free, legal pdfs of research articles.
  • Open Access Button
    App for free, legal access to articles or datasets.
  • Open Science Framework
    Free platform for searching for and sharing research, including all phases and materials (proposals, hypothesis, datasets, etc.).
  • Google Scholar
    Provides citations, abstracts, and limited full-text. While a UNI student, use the UNI Google Scholar link, which links to full-text/Interlibrary Loan services.
  • ChemWorx: ACS Citation Manager
    A free tool to save and manage article citations. Available for both members and non-members.

    Other popular free citation managers include Zotero and Mendeley.
  • Institutional Repositories
    Many colleges/universities have online repositories that house articles and other works by faculty & students. These are usually run by the campus library system. If you find an article citation, determine the main author's home institution and search the school website for a repository. Then you can search by author name or article title.

    Example: UNI's institutional repository is UNI ScholarWorks. The Chemistry department's faculty & student publications are available at:
  • SharedIt
    Content-sharing initiative from Springer that links to view-only, full-text articles freely & legally.

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For Faculty

Grunert, M., & Bodner, G. (2011). Finding fulfillment: Women's self-efficacy beliefs and career choices in chemistryChemistry Education Research and Practice, 12(4), 420-426.

Jones, Mary Lou Baker, & Seybold, Paul G. (2016). Combining chemical information literacy, communication skills, career preparation, ethics, and peer review in a team-taught chemistry courseJournal of Chemical Education, 93(3), 439-443.

Solano, Danielle M., Wood, Fred E., & Kurth, Mark J. (2011). "Careers in Chemistry": A course providing students with real-world foundationsJournal of Chemical Education, 88(10), 1376-1379.

Tucci, Valerie K., O'Connor, Abby R., & Bradley, Lynn M. (2014). A three-year chemistry seminar program focusing on career development skillsJournal of Chemical Education, 91(12), 2071-2077.


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