Department of Chemistry

Harthcock Professional Development Symposium
May 16, 2022

In 2018, Chemistry held the inaugural Matthew A. '82 and Patricia J. Harthcock Professional Development Symposium for graduate students in Chemistry. Each year the Harthcock symposium includes a meeting of an alumni advisory committee, professional development panel discussions (academic and industrial), a series of professional development talks (academic and industrial), and networking events for our graduate students.

2022 Symposium Schedule

8:50-900 Opening Remarks
Dr. Simon North, Department Head
9:00-10:00 Talent Insights Survey*: Self-Assessment for Strength and Weakness
Dr. Matthew Harthcock '82, Founder & CEO, Solutions by Harthcock Associates


Career Cases, part 1
Dr. Keturah Adams (Odoi) '16, Southwest Oklahoma State University; Dr. Edward Horton '00, LSBio; Dr. Marilyn Mackiewicz '05, Oregon State University; Dr. Jeremy Chris (JC) Reyes '13, Dow; Dr. Haifeng Yang '16, Merck
(Undergraduate students are welcome)
11:15-11:30 Break
11:30-12:30 Chemistry Career Cases, part 2
Dr. Seth Cory '19, VWR; Dr. Courtney Dickie '18, Intel; Dr. Samantha Kristufek '17, Texas Tech University; Dr. Andy Thomas, Texas A&M University; Dr. Wei Wei '17, Franklin College
(Undergraduate students are welcome)
12:30-1:30 Mix & Mingle Networking Lunch
(Undergraduate students are welcome)
1:30-2:30 Career Center Information Session
Marilyn Yeager, Graduate Student Services, TAMU Career Center
2:30-3:30 Communication Workshop: Action Plans for Long-term and Short-term Goals
Breakout sessions with Graduate Advisory Committee
Moderator: Dr. Soon Mi Lim, Associate Graduate Advisor
3:30 Closing Reception

Presentation Materials

Chemistry Careers Presentation

Talent Insights Presentation

*Talent Insights Survey® was kindly offered by the TTI Success Insights.®

Schedule Archive

2022 Symposium Schedule

2021 and 2020 Symposia were canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

2019 Symposium Schedule

2018 Symposium Schedule