January 7, 2021
 
 
 
One of our ACS Career Consultants, Bill Carroll, has some thoughts on how to handle a boss who plays favorites – particularly when you don’t fall into the favorite's camp.

DuPont’s Christine McInnis shares many reflections on her career to-date. They include her thoughts on how the lines between industry and academia are blurring, some important learnings from her two internships, a very practical motivation for her volunteer work, and what she did to earn her Girl Scout Gold Award.

An early career chemist, Eugenia Narh Baawuo of DeWolf Chemical, explains how her career in cosmetic chemistry/personal care has evolved, and how her choice of mentors has evolved along with it.

Frankie Wood-Black, in keeping with the season, has some safety-related New Year’s resolutions to share with you.

To wrap things up, for those interested in transitioning from the bench into some other role, Christina Bodurow, Vice President, Global Regulatory Affairs, Data Sciences, Safety & Regulatory, IQVIA, advises to think about credentials you may need to obtain to secure the desired position.

John C. Katz
Executive Editor
 
 
Bill Carroll
Carroll Applied Science, LLC
Bill Carroll has some thoughts on how to handle a boss who plays favorites – particularly when you don’t fall into the ‘favorites’ camp. Read Article
 
 
Christine McInnis
Principal Investigator
DuPont Nutrition and Biosciences
DuPont’s Christine McInnis explains how the lines between industry and academia are blurring, the benefits from her internships at Wyeth and AstraZeneca, a key reason why she spends so much time volunteering on behalf of ACS, and what she did to earn her Girl Scout Gold Award. Read Article
 
 
Eugenia Narh Baawuo
Separation Scientist
The Janssen Parmeceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson
An early career chemist, Eugenia Narh Baawuo of DeWolf Chemical, explains how her career in cosmetic chemistry/personal care has evolved, and how her choice of mentors has evolved along with it. Read Article
 
 
Start 2021 on the safe side with New Year’s resolutions from our resident safety expert Frankie Wood-Black. Read Article
 
 
Christina Bodurow, Vice President, Global Regulatory Affairs, Data Sciences, Safety & Regulatory, IQVIA, advises to think about credentials you may need to successfully transition from life at the bench into a new role. Watch the video
 
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