NOBBChE Virtual Conference
Friday, September 10, 2021
As part of the NOBBChE Virtual Conference’s pre-conference agenda, explore opportunities to create a vision for your career make it happen. Join the full ACS-sponsored session from 1-4pm Eastern.
Promoting and Advocating for Your Career, presented by ACS on Campus (2-3pm Eastern)
Self-advocacy is defined as the act of representing yourself or your views and interests. Harmless enough, right? So why do many of us resist self-advocating? Professor Jen Heemstra writes in C&EN that there are two main causes for this resistance – personality and socialization. Personality differences mean some of us feel uncomfortable or inauthentic if we are in the spotlight. Socialization and social pressures also come into play, particularly with women in STEM, and in certain cultures. If you were taught to take the back seat in terms of recognition, then self-advocacy feels like you are doing something wrong. But you aren’t doing anything wrong!
Gain a strong understanding of advocacy, the benefits of self-advocacy, and actionable strategies for successfully advocating for your career.
Senior Marketing Manager, ACS on Campus, ACS Publications
Becky Miller is the Program Manager for ACS on Campus, the American Chemical Society’s flagship outreach program. She oversees events and programs at institutions around the world, bringing leaders in chemistry, publishing, research, science communication, and career development to thousands of students and early career researchers. Prior to joining the ACS on Campus team, Becky managed the ACS international student chapter program, coordinated ACS outreach efforts to international students and faculty in the chemical sciences, and facilitated student programming at ACS and other scientific meetings. Becky joined ACS in July 2017 from Organic Letters, an ACS Publication, at the University of Pennsylvania, and she has worked in global program strategy and development. Becky holds a BA in French and Comparative Literature from Bryn Mawr College.