Career Counseling

Berkeley Career Engagement

The fields of Chemistry, Chemical Biology, and Chemical Engineering prepare students for a wide range of both established and non-traditional career options and possibilities. 

The College of Chemistry’s professional Career Adviser, Najet Carrick, is here to help you explore those options and assist you in achieving your professional and educational goals.

Najet is also availabe to discuss off-campus research opportunities.

Najet Carrick

Najet Carrick

Contact Info
Appointments available via Handshake

About Najet
"I am so fortunate to work with the College of Chemistry students. Over the past two years, I have worked with undergraduate and masters students woth their career-related needs.  Prior to joining Berkeley Career Engagement and the College of Chemistry, I spent ten years working with students, recent graduates, and professionals from diverse backgrounds to evaluate transferable skills, write resumes and cover letters, recommend job search strategies, and prepare for interviews. I love helping students identify goals, consider options after graduation, and guide them through the internship or job search process. I graduated from UC Davis with a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences, and my professional career has spanned working in multiple industries. I love spending time with my husband and children, and I enjoy reading, hiking, and cooking.

Please feel free to book a time to meet with me on Handshake for virtual and in-person appointments. And be sure to connect with me on my LinkedIn page."

Upcoming Events

The Clorox Company Culture and Career Summit

June 13, 2024 | 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM | 1221 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612

Learn about development and career paths through a series of keynotes, panels, workshops, and networking sessions. This is a great opportunity to engage with Clorox professional spanning many functions.

Job, Internship, and Fellowship Opportunities:

2025 ORISE Food Safety Fellowship: Zintellect - Climb Higher

Application Deadline: August 14, 2024 | 3:00 PM EST

Under the guidance of a university mentor, the participant will create a project that is directly or indirectly supportive of FSIS research priorities. The participant will choose one of the topics listed on the FSIS Food Safety Research Studies page or on another project related to food safety. Acceptable projects include either laboratory studies or projects that do not have a laboratory component, for example, a data analytics proposal.

The participant will collaborate with a mentor at FSIS to refine the scope of the project, to ensure it provides an appropriate educational experience, and can be completed within a measurable time frame. The research will be completed at the participant's university.

Learn about this type of research that supports FSIS decision making how science underpins decisions made by FSIS, to ensure the safety of the food supply.

The participant may have an opportunity to visit the FSIS Eastern Laboratory in Athens, GA, and an FSIS-regulated establishment, such as a chicken processing plant. During this visit, the participant will tour the laboratory and meet with senior leaders and mentors.

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Career Counseling Library

We also recommend that you check out the Career Counseling Library (affiliated with UHS/Tang Center), which provides career exploration support for individuals struggling with career indecision.