Professional Development in Graduate School

Graduate students, no matter the discipline, have three overarching goals: publish papers, graduate, and get a job. Arguably, the latter is the hardest. A recent LinkedIn poll by Lou Alder suggests that 85% of new hires are filled via networking, which have been corroborated with another article from the Business Insider. [1,2] Networking along with […]

Mental Health and Working from Home

CHANGE. It is something inevitable, yet unexpected. As we entered 2020, it was supposed to be a year of promise, a year of clear vision.  Instead, a pandemic has taken over and ruled our lives both socially and professionally. The most impacted, albeit most ignored, is our brain. This abrupt change has impacted so much […]

ACS Webinar: Networking from Home

Learn from the best and brightest minds in chemistry. Join us for an exciting webinar – hosted by PROF members Matt and Jarrod! Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 2-3pm ET Speakers: Matt Grandbois, DuPont Moderator: Jarrod Cohen, Rutgers University Register for Free! What You Will Learn Tips and strategies to maintain and enhance your existing network […]


Open Dialogue on Diversity, Inclusion, & Respect

Our Divisional Mission is first, and foremost, to create inclusive communities. This is most often focused on chemical professionals but goes way beyond the bench and the chemical enterprise. It involves our families, our friends, and our local communities, because being a professional doesn’t stop when you leave the lab. It doesn’t take a coffee […]

Message from the Immediate Past Chair

Hello, I hope and pray that all of you are safe, well and rested. We are in the final week of our school year and I must say that the year 2020 will not be a year that I will soon forget.  It was an honor and a privilege to serve as your chair last […]

Networking from Home

It was inevitable: the scent of coffee permeating the apartment always reminded him of the fate of unrequited social connection…. For many of us, networking in the time of COVID-19 has taken a back-seat to adjusting to the “new normal” of balancing social distancing with maintaining an adequate level of productivity and motivation. The banal […]

2020 Henry Hill Award

Jeannette Brown: African American Woman Chemist The American Chemical Society Division of Professional Relations Henry A. Hill Award honors persons who have served the profession in the area of professional relations in a unique and distinguished manner.  The 2020 recipient of the Henry Hill Award is Jeanette Brown. Henry A. Hill was a past President […]

ACS Career Resources

The American Chemical Society is perhaps best known for their incredible resources related to publishing (i.e. ACS Journals) and information services such as Chemical Abstracts and SciFinder. But did you know that they also have exceptional resources specifically developed and maintained for chemists as a key benefit to their membership?    Over the past few […]


The PROF Blog is back!   Hello, and welcome to the new and improved Blog for the Division of Professional Relations!  When we re-launched our site a while back, the Blog was discontinued due to limited engagement. However, as a Division we’re eager to share our knowledge, resources, and advice with you and we believe […]