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

Geri - Strategic Partnerships

Like the other graduates it has been all change in the past couple of months. We have welcomed fresh-faced new graduates and moved on to new rotations!
Last time you heard from me I had just finished organising, curating and putting into action our Chemistry and Art exhibition as part of my Schools and Colleges rotation. Well, as I said that's been all change since the start of September when I moved into the Strategic Partnerships team and have been busy with researching various chemical companies, partners and foundations as well as looking for venues to hold a dinner reception. A couple of weeks ago I was able to attend an event at BP in Hull where we presented them with a Royal Society of Chemistry Chemical Landmark recognising their 100 years at Saltend Chemicals Park.
Despite moving into a different department, I actually got to continue the work I was doing for our contribution to this years' Open House London which took place on 20th September and was a huge success. We welcomed 1,600 members of the public through our doors to look at the architecture and learn about the history of Burlington House and The Royal Society of Chemistry. We couldn't have done the day without the wonderful team of volunteer staff we had who you can see smiling after a long day in the picture below.
It is also the time of year where we visit universities to promote our membership and like the other graduates I too have been off to various locations, near and far. So far this has been to the University of East Anglia and the University of Southampton and in a couple of weeks I will be off to the University of Keele too. It's been a great experience going and meeting our members, especially being able to promote just how much we offer to members, as well as (very) briefly visiting cities I haven't been to before.
Coming up…I'm really looking forward to attending the Bill Bryson Science Prize awards ceremony of 2014 in London later this month. Not only am I excited at the prospect of meeting Bill Bryson, but also the school students whose entries were awarded a prize as I feel they made such a great contribution to the Chemistry and Art exhibition earlier this year.

Geri is a Graduate currently working in the Strategic Partnerships 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 Geri Kitley on Oct 15, 2014 11:12 AM Europe/London

Share this |

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Linked More...

Leave a comment?

You must be signed in to leave a comment on MyRSC blogs.

Register free for an account at http://my.rsc.org/registration.