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Sat, Jun 03


Rose Event Commons in Mitchell Hall

[Kingston] Career Kick-Starter Workshop (in-person)

Join the Kingston Chapter for its first in-person event since 2020! This two-day workshop will provide you with the tools to kickstart a successful career. Facilitator: Dr. Ajay Mallia.

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[Kingston] Career Kick-Starter Workshop (in-person)
[Kingston] Career Kick-Starter Workshop (in-person)

Time & Location

Jun 03, 2023, 8:30 a.m. EDT – Jun 04, 2023, 5:00 p.m. EDT

Rose Event Commons in Mitchell Hall, Queen's University, Kingston, ON


About the Event

The Kingston Chapter of S2BN brings you the Career Kick-Starter Workshop delivered by the American Chemical Society (ACS) for the first time EVER  in Canada!

When: June 3rd and 4th, 2023 (Saturday and Sunday)

Registration Fee: $10 (includes lunch and one-on-one career consultation with ACS career mentor)

Participants will receive a Certificate upon completion and have access to the workshop content on the ACS Learning Center.

LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE! Register now to guarantee your spot.

Workshop location and further details will be sent by email to registered participants.


Saturday, June 3rd

8:30 AM – 10:30 AM Introduction & Unit 1: Assessing Yourself for the Best Career Path

10:30 AM – 10:45 AM Break

10:45 AM – 12:00 PM Unit 2: Exploring Careers: Understanding the Four Key Job Sectors and Sketching out a Career Path

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch (provided) & Career Panel


  • Norman Musengimana, Business Development Manager - Start-Ups and Entrepreneurship, Kingston Economic Development
  • Dr. Farnaz Heidar-Zadeh, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Queen's University
  • Dr. Morgan Lehtinen, Director of Commercialization, Reaction (RXN) HUB
  • Sebastian Alamillo-Falkenberg, Executive Director, Reaction (RXN) HUB

1:00 PM – 1:15 PM Break 

1:15 PM – 3:15 PM Unit 3: Strengthening your Job Search Skills

3:15 PM – 3:30 PM Break

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM Unit 3: Strengthening your Job Search Skills (cont.)

Sunday, June 4th

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM Unit 3: Strengthening your Job Search Skills (cont.)

9:30 AM – 9:45 AM Break

9:45 AM – 11:00 AM Unit 4: Putting it all Together

11:00 AM – 11:15 AM Break

11:15 AM – 12:00 PM Considering a Postdoc?

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch (provided) & Networking

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Individual career consultations with Dr. Ajay Mallia (in-person)

Monday, June 5th

9:00 AM – 1:00 PM Individual career consultations with Dr. Melissa McCartney (via Zoom)

For more information, please email


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