How hard is it to get a "good" job with chemistry degree?

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    (Original post by Poooky)
    I've just realised that although industrial experience is better (grad) job-wise, doing the Masters will depend on your job aspirations. For example if you definitely want to stay in chemistry, you may want to get Chartered Chemist status, which depends on you having an accredited Masters level degree (there are other requirements of course.) In which case if you did the BSc you'd then need to do another MSc on top!

    Sorry for the conflicting advice

    And as for the internships and placements, Princepieman is right and I don't have anything to add! It may be useful for you to get acquainted with your universities Career service, they can help as well
    Do you think I should apply to Oxford then because they are too academic and dont offer Year in Industry?Or do you think having Oxford on my CV will overcome this?
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    (Original post by ShadowStorm689)
    Do you think I should apply to Oxford then because they are too academic and dont offer Year in Industry?Or do you think having Oxford on my CV will overcome this?
    It's not actually necessary to do a year in industry, a summer internship with the opportunity to gain a full time offer at the end will suffice.

    Oxbridge have very short terms, so if you ever want to gain a bit of work experience, you'll have plenty of time during the holidays to do so.

    That all said, I'd only apply to Oxford if you thoroughly love your subject on an academic level and are comfortable with the high level of maths - case in point the MAT is no joke (sat it last yr and got the average - which was 43%).

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    (Original post by ShadowStorm689)
    Do you think I should apply to Oxford then because they are too academic and dont offer Year in Industry?Or do you think having Oxford on my CV will overcome this?
    It's really your decision

    Experience is very valuable but you don't need to have an entire year of it. At Oxford (or indeed anywhere) you can do placements during the summer which can give you industrial experience, you can also work in the research labs at the university. In theory that should be more than enough to get you into sciencey grad schemes. At Oxford, your 4th year will entirely be a research project so you'll get lab experience through this as well, though I don't know how employers view it since it's in an academic setting

    Having Oxford on your CV won't do much in the chemistry field, apart from individual bragging rights, since accreditation from the RSC means that most chem courses on offer in the UK will train you to a certain standard. That's why I said lots of chemists at Oxford move into other fields, the Oxford name helps more there

    Apply to the course/university you think you'll enjoy, as you'll always be able to do "extra" things to make you more employable no matter where you go- so it shouldn't be too big of a worry!
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    How competitive are summer internships? And is there a limit to how many you apply to?
    And how likely is it that you get a place?
    Thank you!



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    (Original post by Bloom77)
    How competitive are summer internships? And is there a limit to how many you apply to?
    And how likely is it that you get a place?
    Thank you!



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    Summer internships could mean anything.. In what?

    Anything you apply for will be competitive, not much point stressing over how competitive it is.

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    do chemical engineering with a minor in chemistry. some universities offer that combination.
    there aren't many research jobs for chemistry graduates and there's a massive abundance of unemployed science graduates looking for work.

    chemical engineering = $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ $$$$$$$$$$
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    (Original post by Raees_Sharif)
    do chemical engineering with a minor in chemistry. some universities offer that combination.
    there aren't many research jobs for chemistry graduates and there's a massive abundance of unemployed science graduates looking for work.

    chemical engineering = $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ $$$$$$$$$$
    Have you been keeping up with the oil and gas news or.. just repeating hearsay?

    Regardless, that advice is not right OP should do the degree they want.

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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    Summer internships could mean anything.. In what?

    Anything you apply for will be competitive, not much point stressing over how competitive it is.

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    Haha that's true
    Probably loads of industries which offer internships specifically for STEM students.


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    (Original post by Bloom77)
    Haha that's true
    Probably loads of industries which offer internships specifically for STEM students.


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    Not really... Most are open to whoever, but only a few will be specific to stem.

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Size:  129.0 KBI've got a question as I'm really confused about my chemistry course. Do I do all the modules in the photo attached, or do I have to pick one? Also, what's the difference between open and closed units?
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    (Original post by honeysugar)
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Size:  129.0 KBI've got a question as I'm really confused about my chemistry course. Do I do all the modules in the photo attached, or do I have to pick one? Also, what's the difference between open and closed units?
    I mean it does say 'options' so quite easy to get that there will be some extra modules which you choose that are not on that list.

    Idk about open and closed, maybe read the website for more info.

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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    Not really... Most are open to whoever, but only a few will be specific to stem.

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    There are loads of stem ones on student ladder


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    (Original post by Bloom77)
    There are loads of stem ones on student ladder


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    Yh, but they're mostly engineering or software.

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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    I mean it does say 'options' so quite easy to get that there will be some extra modules which you choose that are not on that list.

    Idk about open and closed, maybe read the website for more info.

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    But what about the ones that are blue. Are those mandatory? Sorry I'm so confused.
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    (Original post by honeysugar)
    But what about the ones that are blue. Are those mandatory? Sorry I'm so confused.
    Yh

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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    Yh

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    Okay. Thank you very much!
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