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Member Networks

I’ve only been at the RSC a short while (11 weeks to be exact) having hopped over from the dark place (otherwise known as Oxford) where I was finishing up a DPhil in Organic Chemistry. My first rotation has posted me in Member Networks and I couldn’t be more central to the action.

The Member Networks team look after a wide range of networks supported by the RSC. These include the Local Sections which are postcode based, the Interest Groups which cover any and every aspect of Chemistry as well as MyRSC – our very own professional online networking tool. Since I started in August, I’ve been involved in a variety of interesting projects. These have ranged from organising a conference day to brief new committee members on their role to putting together resource packs for the Local Sections so they can get involved with RSC activities more easily. I’ve also travelled to both ends of the country to meet members at careers talks and industry events.

As I approach the half-way point of my rotation in Member Networks, I’m looking forward to getting more involved in MyRSC. Having launched just over a year ago, it’s an exciting time at the site as we grow its base and influence. One of the most interesting projects coming up soon is ChemCareers 2010. For the first time, this well established ‘careers fair with a difference’ is going electronic. So from the 15th-19th November 2010, ChemCareers will be hosted exclusively on MyRSC. Registration for the event is free and there’ll be a whole host of information available as well as numerous ways to interact with employers and companies directly. There’s even a competition to win an iPod Touch! To register and find out more, visit the ChemCareers 2010 site on MyRSC.

Sophie is a Graduate working in the Royal Society of Chemistry's Science, Education and Industry Department. To see if there are any current vacancies go to 'RSC: Latest Vacancies' Blog or subscribe to 'RSC: Latest Vacancies' by Email

Posted by Sophie Boldon on Oct 12, 2010 2:11 PM Europe/London

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