by Molly Sung
On June 1st, the CIC-Toronto Section hosted the informational session “Life After the Lab: Unconventional Careers for Scientists” at the 100th Canadian Chemistry Conference in Toronto. Students and early career scientists had the opportunity to hear from professionals in a wide range of careers including patent law, finance, policy advocacy, and communications design. Speakers highlighted their own career paths and explained how students with STEM backgrounds possess skills and traits that are vital to many kinds of jobs. The session was followed by a panel discussion where attendees were able to ask our speakers questions they had about professional development and how to pursue unconventional science careers.