You may already know that Juniata is ranked in the top 2.5 percent nationally in the percentage of chemistry graduates who earn Ph.D.s in chemistry. But our graduates work in fields as diverse as medicine, forensics, art restoration, and pharmaceutical research. A Juniata chemistry education can lead to a number of personal and professional paths. Consider what some recent alumni are doing.

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What Our Alumni Are Saying:

"I did research as part of a team that included professionals from the Smithsonian, Applied Spectra, Inc., Berkeley, Clarkson and the Army Research Lab. And because I had a liberal arts education, I was able to pick up a minor in communication. Before I entered Juniata I wasn’t able to stand up in front of a crowd to save my life."

-Katie Shughrue ’11

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • American Chemical Society
  • American Institute of Chemists
  • Chemistry Club
  • Γ Σ Ε Chemistry Honor Society
  • Chemical Week Magazine
  • Journal of Chemical Education

Stay on Target the Next Four Years

Freshman Year

Increase Self-Awareness
  • Identify interests, values and skills by using FOCUS
  • Meet with a Career Counselor and/or take NDSS 100 Career Planning
  • Develop a professional resume and upload it to
  • Attend Juniata Career Day and career workshops throughout the year
  • Test your interests through student organizations, volunteer work and a summer job/internship

Sophomore Year

Explore Relevant Work Experience
  • Research specific careers and related qualifications
  • Become active in student organizations relevant to your POE; consider a leadership position
  • Update your resume on JuniataJobs and attend Juniata Career Day and career workshops
  • Set Social Networking sites to “private” and maintain professional behavior
  • Attend events with Juniata alumni to build your network; create a profile on Juniata Connect
  • Get a job or internship related to your field of interest

Notable Internship Sites:

  • Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
  • Applied Spectra, Inc.
  • Brookhaven National Lab
  • Clemson University
  • McCormick & Co.
  • University of Colorado at Boulder
  • Victoria and Albert Museum

Junior Year

Prepare for the Professional World
  • Make employment/graduate school choices
  • Update resume on JuniataJobs and participate in Career Workshops
  • Network at Career Fairs: Juniata Career Day, WestPACS, CPEC
  • Build a professional wardrobe and attend the Etiquette Dinner
  • Simulate a Mock Interview
  • Get an internship related to your field of study

Senior Year

Implement Career Choices
  • Update resume on JuniataJobs and secure quality references
  • Meet with a Career Counselor for your “Senior Meeting”; Consider registering for NDSS 205—21st Century Career Search
  • Create a LinkedIn Profile and network with professionals for job leads/grad school information
  • Network at Career Fairs: Juniata Career Day, WestPACS, CPEC
  • Apply to targeted employers/graduate schools: Follow-Up