Professional Development for Chemistry Graduate Students

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Project ends on December 10, at 09:00 AM CST
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Professional Development For Chemistry Graduate Students


We are the Council of Graduate Chemists! A student-founded, student-lead organization within the department of chemistry. In addition to their research, graduate students leaders advocate for student well-being in the department, host social events to get everyone out of the lab now and again, and sponsor professional development opportunities that are unique to UT. 

We, on behalf of the graduate students and post-doctoral researchers of the chemistry department, ask that you please donate to our fundraiser.

This fundraising would allow for a handful of professional development events, such as having a day for graduate students and postdocs to receive professional headshots. These can be used for their LinkedIn profiles, on job applications, and for conference appearances. The headshots allows graduate students and postdocs to literally put their best face forward and increase their confidence when giving talks or going in for interviews.

Previous professional development activities include a student-lead seminar series and partnering with a local science museum to engage the community and practice communicating science with all audiences. We look forward to restarting these events when safe to do so.

A invited speaker from the Dow Chemical Company.

A CGC member talking with fellow Austinite about the chemistry behind fake snow.

Just a few of the graduate students you'd be helping by donating to the fundraiser!

Thank you - CGC

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$25 (Manganese)

Your donation just helped two graduate students take a step further to their career! Fun fact about manganese: Manganese helps the body form connective tissue, bones, blood clotting factors, and sex hormones.


$50 (Tin)

Your donation has helped solidify the professional identities of four graduate students. Much like tin strengthens copper, creating bronze, one of the earliest alloys on Earth.


$80 (Mercury)

You just helped at least 6 graduate students move swiftly closer towards their career goal, just like mercury. It got its name from the Roman god that is known for his swiftness. You will never see a chemistry graduate student react any swifter than when they received comments on their paper from reviewer number 2.


$ 117 (Tennessine)

Your donation has just helped at least 8 chemistry graduate students discover their potential in the future and make progress in the field of chemistry. The most recently discovered element is tennessine (2010), and there are still a lot more to explore on the periodic table!

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