Chemistry is field that will track the student right into an amazing array of opportunities. Chemistry majors are highly sought after, and highly paid simply because it’s a challenging field with so many complex applications. Internships are a big part of this college major. Look at the CM101 Employer section to get a better understanding of what chemical companies’ do, the types of graduates they hire, and what life is like as a professional chemist.

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Why is this Important?

  • Professional Associations are where the industry of the major gather together
  • Many have student chapters you can join while in college
  • Many offer internships, scholarships, and opportunities in the major

Student Associations

The American Chemical Society is a congressionally chartered independent membership organization which represents professionals at all degree levels and in all fields of chemistry and sciences that involve chemistry. Visit
AIChE is the worlds leading organization for chemical engineering professionals, with more than 40,000 members from 93 countries. AIChE has the breadth of resources and expertise you need whether you are in core process industries or emerging areas, such as nanobiotechnology. Visit
National Chemical organization with many student interests Visit
AWIS is a national advocacy organization championing the interests of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics across all disciplines and employment sectors Visit
The Chemical Heritage Foundation is dedicated to preserving and promoting the progress of science Visit
ECS has a number of chapters giving students an opportunity to understand electrochemical and solid-state sciences, to have a venue for meeting fellow students, and to receive recognition for their organized scholarly activities and community services Visit