19 Note: you get paid to get your Ph.D. degree!! About me…SchoolGraduated High SchoolUniv. of Connecticut (B.S. - Chemistry) 1991UCLA (Ph.D. - Organic Chemistry) 1996Chemistry-Related Work (while in school)Chesebrough-Pond’s (Summer Internship) 1989Bristol-Myers Squibb (Summer Internship) 1990Bristol-Myers Squibb (Summer Internship) 1991UCLA Teaching Assistant (TA)UCLA Research Assistant (RA)Note: you get paid to get your Ph.D. degree!!Work after Ph.D.Cal Poly Pomona (Assistant Professor) 1996CPP Tenure + Associate Professor Kids born: 2002 and 2004CPP Full Professor
20 Preparation to be a Chemist Skills Needed:Self-motivated, time managementGood math skillsGood with your handsIn College:Good grades (and GRE)Take/audit advanced classesGet to know your professorsUndergraduate research*Summer internships/REU *Volunteer work (service)Join clubsIn High School:Good grades (and SAT)AP, honors coursesGet to know your teachersSummer & part-time jobsVolunteer work (service)Extra-curricular activitiesAll this will build a strong resume and help you get into the job or graduate school of your choice.