Perfect Grad School or Program for Chemistry Student

I'm currently a Chemistry student entering my sophomore semester of university. I'm interested in going into cosmetic engineering and working in a lab one day with cosmetics. I'm wanting to know how do I go about finding the right grad school or programs at my current university? Am I even on the correct academic path?
posted by Julissa, Denton, TX on May 27, 2014

Answer by Cynthia Hoover

I am not a cosmetic engineer however, I would encourage you to search the internet (monster is a good site) to look for positions that are relevant to your career aspirations.  In the job posting it should show what degree and work experience is expected to be considered.  Once you are clear about the degree requirements then I would search for universities that specialize in the area of interest.  I would pay special attention to the career department to see what companies recruit at the university.  You should pick a university that has a track record of placing students at the company or in the job type you are looking for.  I would also encourage you to get an internship in your area of interest so you can really find out if you would like that type of job.  If you can't get an internship, then job shadowing is another option.  Good luck!  Cindi