FAQs for Employers Attending the ACS Onsite Career Fair

Registration and Job Posting

Finding/Attracting Qualified Candidates

Miscellaneous

Registration and Job Posting

How do I register for the Career Fair?

Registering for the Career Fair is quick and easy. First go to the ACS Careers Jobs Database. Please create an Employer account if you do not already have one. Then, log into your account.

Once you are logged in, go to your account and look for the orange C to register for the Career Fair. Follow the instructions to the right of the C and you'll be guided through the complete registration process, including all the various exhibit and sponsorship options available to employers during the Career Fair.

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Can I transfer my job postings from the ACS Careers Jobs Database to the Virtual Career Fair?

Yes, you can if you’ve registered for both the onsite Career Fair and the Virtual Career Fair. On your account page there is a link “Move my job postings to the virtual environment.” All of your jobs will be transferred to the virtual environment. You can then delete any postings you don’t need once you are inside the virtual environment.

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Is there a limit to the number of jobs that I can post for the Career Fair?

There is no limit to the number of jobs you can post.

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What if I have to cancel my participation?

A cancellation will result in retaining a minimum of $600 of paid fees. No cancellations will be received two weeks before the meeting.

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Finding Qualified Candidaties

How do I search resumes and communicate with job seekers attending the Career Fair?

Use the ACS Careers Jobs Database to search resumes, communicate with prospective candidates, and schedule interviews. You can keep track of your scheduled interviews in your online calendar. If you have attended the ACS Career Fair before, you’ll find the process has not changed.

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In addition to formal interviews, are there other opportunities to meet with prospective candidates?

Yes. You can reserve a space on Recruiters Row, giving you the opportunity to network with all ACS National Meeting attendees.

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What type of job seekers attend the Career Fair?

800 job seekers attended the last Career Fair held during the ACS 2014 Spring National Meeting. All job seekers are ACS members. The majority hold PhDs across a broad range of disciplines within chemistry and its related fields. Candidates include both recent graduates seeking entry-level positions and experienced professionals in search of executive positions.

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What can we do to attract qualified candidates?

In addition to reserving interview space, we recommend reserving a space along Recruiters Row, which will enable you to informally meet with all ACS National Meeting attendees. In addition, the Career Fair offers several sponsorship opportunities to draw attention to your organization. For more information visit www.acs.org/careerfair or contact Garretta Rollins at 202.872.6209 or g_rollins@acs.org.

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How will ACS Careers promote our organization and its open positions to job seekers?

All registered job seekers will be able to view a list of attending employers and their open positions via the ACS Careers Jobs Database. In addition, your organization will be highlighted with an orange C whenever job seekers perform a search that matches any of your open positions. Your organization will also be highlighted on the Career Fair website and in informational materials sent to both registered and prospective job seekers.

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Miscellaneous

What if I have questions?

Please contact Garretta Rollins at 202.872.6209 or g_rollins@acs.org should you have any questions. The Career Fair Information Booth will be open and staffed throughout the ACS Career Fair should you need any assistance during the meeting.

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What type of employers attend the Career Fair?

At the last Career Fair during the Spring 2014 ACS National Meeting, 50 employers were in attendance, seeking to fill positions. Employers represent private industry, academia, government, and non-profit. Past attending employers have included:

  • 3M
  • Air Force Research Laboratory, Edwards AFB Research Site
  • Allergan
  • Aspen Aerogels, Inc.
  • ATRP Solutions, Inc.
  • BASF Corporation
  • BioCryst Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • Central Intelligence Agency
  • CESI Chemical
  • Chemical Abstracts Service
  • Chemizon Co,. Ltd.
  • Dow AgroSciences
  • Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, Inc.
  • DuPont
  • DuPont China
  • FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
  • Gilead Sciences, Inc.
  • Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co.
  • Hach Company
  • Incyte Corporation
  • Infineum USA L.P.
  • Kalsec Inc.
  • Lexmark International, Inc.
  • Lubrizol
  • Merck & Co., Inc.
  • Mettler-Toledo AutoChem, Inc.
  • Milliken & Co
  • Momentive
  • Monsanto
  • Nalco
  • North Dakota State University - CCAST
  • PCI Synthesis
  • Porton Fine Chemicals Ltd.
  • Porton Fine Chemicals Ltd.
  • PPG Industries, Inc.
  • PPG Industries, Inc.
  • Promega Biosciences, LLC
  • Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology
  • SGS North America Inc.
  • ShangPharma
  • Springborn Smithers Laboratories
  • TCI America
  • The Clorox Company
  • Vertex Pharmaceuticals
  • Wilmad-LabGlass

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