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Find Career Resources, Professional Development at SWRM
The 67th Southwest Regional Meeting (SWRM) of the American Chemical Society will feature a wide array of exciting workshops, including:
  • ACS Career Services Workshops
  • National Instruments Workshop, LabVIEW for Data Acquisition & Instrument Control
  • Introduction to the Federal Grant Process Workshop
  • Chemistry Career Panel Discussion & Networking
  • WCC Lens of the Market Workshop (limited to 7 teams of 2-5)
  • Laboratory Waste Management Workshop
  • High School Teacher Workshop (Includes breakfast, lunch, reception)
  • How to be an Effective Chemical Hygiene Officer
  • Leadership Development — Fostering Innovation
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The "Art" in Startups: Getting Funded
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Business & Innovation: Chemical Entrepreneurship Series
Time/date: 2 to 3 p.m. ET Oct. 20

You might have a great idea, but how do you persuade investors to sustain funding all the way from development to market? Raising capital is among the most fundamental of all business activities, yet it is one of the least understood by scientists. Get valuable insider perspectives on what investors look for, and learn the keys to building a high-growth venture! Join our speakers, Joseph Steig of VentureWell at NCIIA, and Dr. Stephen Flaim of San Diego Tech Coast Angels, as they reveal the "art" in startups!

Meet Your Experts:
Joseph Steig
is the Director of VentureWell at NCIIA, provides advisory support and seed funding to university innovators developing ventures in sustainable materials and global health. He also is founder of the angel group River Valley Investors and serves as CFO of Long River Ventures. He has extensive experience in economic development and has worked in sectors as diverse as aquaculture and software. He holds a B.A. from Hampshire College.

Dr. Stephen Flaim is founder and president of Flaim Partners Consulting, cofounder and CEO of CardioCreate Inc. and chairman and CEO of OncoFluor Inc. He is vice-chair and member of the Board of Directors of Tech Coast Angels, president of the San Diego Tech Coast Angels and an Entrepreneur-in-Residence with CONNECT. He holds a doctorate in human physiology and pharmacology from the University of California at Davis.

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Fermion - your expert for Camptothecin chemistry

Fermion developed a versatile synthesis protocol that gives access to a variety of Camptothecin derivatives – and the entire process is fully synthetic! Robust, reliable processes are available on both lab and commercial scales. Validated processes and DMF’s are in place for the US, EU and Japan. Informex booth 1775, Hall C

Avoid Career Potholes
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Career potholes are behaviors or events that slow your progress towards your career goals. Just like potholes in the road, career potholes can upset your mental equilibrium and focus. More

How Keywords Can Help You Beat an Applicant Tracking System
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When you're a job seeker, standing out in a sea of applicants can be the biggest hurdle you cross. Many employers already have screening tools to ensure certain candidates are weeded out. Apart from having the best resume or the most experience possible, is there a way to beat an applicant tracking system? More

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Business Etiquette: A Checklist for Success
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Is it really important to learn the rules of etiquette and protocol in today's high-speed, high-tech world of business? Do you really need to spend time thinking about how to make a proper introduction, when to present your business card and which fork to use? Absolutely. More

Cautious US Employers Prefer Short Worker Contracts
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U.S. employers, unwilling to commit to full-time hiring until they see a clear pickup in demand for their goods and services, are relying on short-term contracts to try out workers before offering them a job, staffing industry executives say. More

Mass Biopharma Soared in 2010
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Employment and venture capital investment in the Massachusetts biopharmaceutical industry reached all-time highs during 2010, according to a report from the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council. More


How To Get Ahead In A Bad Economy
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A leading executive search expert reveals 11 ways to get noticed, get promoted and get ahead — because companies never stop looking for superstars, even in a bad economy. More

Long-Term Unemployment's Strain on the Job Search
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Long-term joblessness is one of the unfortunate legacies of the recession. Earlier this year, the Labor Department started tracking longer periods of unemployment. According to that data, there now are more than 2 million people who have been jobless for at least two years, and 700,000 of those have been looking for work for at least three years. More

New Research Busts Myths About the Gender Gap
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The glass ceiling, a phrase popularized in a 1986 Wall Street Journal article, has been invoked for years as the barrier keeping women from reaching the executive ranks in numbers paralleling men. But does it really tell the whole story? More

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