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.

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Jenifer - Marketing

image of a sheep from a winning entry to the Bill Bryson prize, 2013

Caffeine crystals in your eyes, web analytics, and postcards have all featured in my newest rotation in Marketing.

Having worked on the 175 Faces of Chemistry project in my last rotation, I’m now going about publicising it more (look out for a mention in Chemistry World!) Amongst other things, I’m also working with Membership and Design teams to get postcards printed – soon to be found at the Chemistry Centre and at various events.

Running a marketing campaign for 175 makes for a wide experience of what the whole team does, however I’m officially a part of the data team, and so have been finding out about web analytics and supporting colleagues with relevant data... my geography knowledge has definitely improved with discovering data about the international member community! Pay-per-click advertising is another thing I’ve been managing, getting the word out about particular themed journal issues.

I’m enjoying writing for Chemistry World, and had a particularly memorable topic to report on recently -  cocrystallising caffeine with an antibiotic for eye infections to improve the drug's solubility properties (Caffeine-fuelled fix for runaway eye treatment).

Grad activities also continue - this month we're all involved in the Bill Bryson Science and Art Prize - I'm very much looking forward to admiring the winning entries - to be announced in June! You can find last year's here - featuring sheep and falling grand pianos…


Jenifer Mizen is a Graduate currently working in the Marketing 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 May 8, 2014 10:01 AM Europe/London

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