PROF, CEPA, and SCHB are organizing the symposium "Chemistry Education: The Case for Business Skills" at ACS 243nm San Diego. If you have suggestions for speakers or questions on the direction of the symposium, please contact the organizers Chris Bannochie (PROF), Lisa Balbes (CEPA), and Joe Sabol (SCHB).
If you are interested in career development for scientists, I suggest you read the following just-published research article, available, open-access, at CBE-Life Sciences Education: http://www.lifescied.org/content/10/3/239.full.pdf+html
The data showed that students’ career preferences change strikingly during the first 2-3 years of graduate school, and that by the 3rd year, 33% of UCSF graduate students would choose a non-research career path. Altogether, their data provides further evidence that graduate institutions’ curricula should place a stronger emphasis on career planning and career development, and that such initiatives target early (not solely late-stage) graduate students.
The journal cover sums it up quite well: http://www.lifescied.org/content/10/3.cover-expansion