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Communications Team

I have been on the grad scheme at the Royal Society of Chemistry for over a month now working in the Communication Team. Commencing the scheme, I didn’t really know what to expect and I have to say the transition from student life to the working world takes some adjustment. Saying that I have enjoyed every minute and I have not been bored since I started. I have also realised that my project management skills gained as a PhD student have been invaluable on this scheme. The RSC really is a wonderful place to work, people are approachable and highly talented. I have gained so many skills that I know I made the right decision working on the scheme.

So far I have been working on an international art exhibition. I have seen this project take shape and had the opportunity to make contact with members of chemical societies all over Europe and Africa. I have also worked on producing and editing video material. I had the privilege of interviewing the CEO of the RSC, Richard Pike, before he delivered a public lecture at Burlington House entitled The Elements of Scientific Success. This lecture was part of The Story of London Festival, it covered the history of chemistry, the RSC and what the future will hold.

I was also involved in running Nuclear Policy Lecture at Burlington House. Lady Barbara Judge was the key note speaker; she had an amazing presence and gave an interesting and entertaining lecture. There was a lively discussion after the talk that really got people thinking about the issues that surround nuclear power. Four ChemNet members were in attendance, it was great to see younger people taking an interest in Chemistry.

Anne 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 Anne Horan on Oct 22, 2010 12:00 PM Europe/London

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