Ever wanted to know what we get up to on the RSC graduate scheme? In this blog, members of our graduate scheme describe some of the interesting (or unusual!) activities and projects they are working on, as well as what it is like to work in a variety of departments across the RSC.

Find out more about the RSC Graduate Scheme here

Member Services

I'm currently in the Member Services department, and the big project for me this rotation is 175 Faces of Chemistry. I’ve been privileged to find out about the stories of many diverse people who have influenced the chemical sciences. These stories never cease to amaze me. Technicians, academics, teachers, authors, partially sighted, dyslexics, wheelchair users, those from all different cultures with different backgrounds - there have been so many people whose courage, persistence, curiosity and determination should be celebrated.

Corresponding with some of the international nominees, and interviewing and filming those closer to home has been very enjoyable, as has writing up people's stories.


Other activities include publishing the Networks Newsletter and blog, which is great for finding out about some of the things members get up to. A lecture on fireworks, and the Global Chemistry Experiment have made particularly memorable blogs.


I've also been working on the Trends in Remuneration survey results… some colourfully displayed data on  the extra questions asked this year (diversity, career breaks etc.) will be appearing soon… watch this space!


A lecture at the Chemistry Centre about Christmas trees, finishing the grad project on Chemistry World's website structure, visiting Queen Mary's University London,  a grad Christmas lunch, and the usual excess amount of cake have also featured in these past few months.

Jenifer is a Graduate currently working in the Member Services Team on the Royal Society of Chemistry's Graduate Scheme. To see if we are currently recruiting for the RSC Graduate Scheme click here
Posted by Jenifer Mizen on Jan 15, 2014 3:12 PM Europe/London

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