ACS Member Support | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 90 Issue 49
Issue Date: December 3, 2012

ACS Member Support: Help For The Unemployed

By Shawna Williams
Department: Career & Employment
Keywords: employment, careers, jobs, materials science

Many chemists are still struggling to find jobs. The American Chemical Society offers career assistance and special discounts to its unemployed members:

National dues: Waiveda

National meeting registration: Free

Regional meeting registration: Reduced fees

ACS Leadership Development System: Reduced rateb

ACS Short Courses: 50% discount

ACS Member Insurance Program: Life insurance premiums deferred

Online discussion forums on LinkedIn and the ACS Network (, where members can share experiences and job search resources; ACS career consultants are available to offer advice

ACS Careers ( is starting an online job club for unemployed members; the group meets via Web conferencing on Tuesdays, 2–3 PM ET, to exchange job-hunting tips and support; sign up online through the ACS Careers site

A list of local and national job-hunting resources at includes job boards, job clubs, employer information, and other resources

For a full listing of benefits for unemployed members, visit

Free career assistance tools for all ACS members:

◾ Virtual Career Fair (

◾ ACS Webinars (, including one on Nov. 8 that explored the doctoral glut and another on Dec. 13 about chemistry and the economy

◾ ACS Careers blog (

◾ Access to the ACS Network (

◾ For more information (

a Apply for a waiver by contacting ACS with your name and member number via e-mail at or by calling (800) 333-9511 or (614) 447-3776. Dues may be waived for up to two years for unemployed members in good standing. b Enroll in one online course for $25, get three online courses free.

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