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Membership Sales: Life On The Road


To say that the start of the academic year is a busy time for the membership sales team would be putting things mildly! Between university recruitment visits and ChemNet schools visits, the team are constantly out and about. It can be hard to be away so much of the time but overall it is a rewarding experience.

As the grad on the team, my main responsibility has been coordinating and carrying out ChemNet visits. ChemNet is the RSC's network for post 16 chemistry students, developed and run by the education team, the membership sales team promote the network and recruit members through schools visits. As part of these visits the benefits of studying chemistry and the career options it can open up are explained to the students while introducing them to the support the RSC can offer them through ChemNet. During August all the team were out training willing RSC members to be ChemNet Ambassadors to visit schools in their areas so as staff we have just a handful of visits to do.

My visits have taken me all over Great Britain! Along with improving my geography, it's been a great experience getting out into schools, learning about the problems facing teachers and getting a chance to inspire the young minds of tomorrow, with the added bonus of getting to see some of the most beautiful parts of the country.

Brigid 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 Brigid Lanigan on Nov 8, 2010 6:22 PM Europe/London

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