Professional Development

Organizers of ChemPD

Left to Right: Olivia Hwnag, Jeff Carmichael, Ben Luginbuhl, Prof. Songi Han, India Madden 

CSSS 2019 Committee

Mike Burroughs, Evan Janzen, William Wonderly, Erin Morgan, Claire Tran, Aneta Jelowicki, Jamie Shaum

Professional Development for Graduate Students

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is dedicated to supporting our students on identifying and meeting academic and career goals during graduate school and for success after. In addition to support from UCSB Career Services and the Graduate Student Resource Center, the department offers additional opportunities to help you assess and improve your skills, values and interests, and explore career options.


Career Day

Chemical Sciences Student Seminar (CSSS)

This year, the graduate advisors of the department is piloting the Individual Development Plan (IDP). An Individual Development Plan is a dynamic document completed by graduate students that communicates their academic goals to their advisors as well as identifies career goals and sets a path to help students be successful in graduate school and beyond.

We encourage our students to communicate their goals to their advisors and peers, and take the time to explore the options available.