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Advice for some summer work
« on: June 06, 2019, 04:26:29 AM »
Hello guys, I am a pharmacy student and I have taken a lot of Organic, Analytical, bio, and Phytochemistry courses also I've taken basic pharmaceutical preparations and quality control and I intend to contain my studies ( doing msc and phd)so I wanted to do a small project ( something like TLC, simple synthesis) for a student.
provided that I have a simple lab with basic chemical materials and apparatus how can I get some ideas for projects?
something that I can put in my CV after my graduation.
Thanks in advance.

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Re: Advice for some summer work
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2019, 12:48:17 PM »
I'm a little confused - you want a project you can do on your own at home that you could list as work experience on your resume?

I'm not out to diminish your enthusiasm, but I do question how valuable an experience like this would on a CV/resume. Certainly for your own enjoyment/interest it is fine, and could even be a nice discussion topic during an interview, but a professional resume or CV is really best populated with more formal training and experiences, and a DIY chemical project at home doesn't really fit the bill. Having reviewed many resumes for hiring students, I can tell you that I personally would put almost zero weight on it. I think you would be better off finding a summer research position at a university or local company. Even if it's just washing glassware and doing lab management stuff, it can be a valuable experience.

But, if I misunderstood your post, please clarify!


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Re: Advice for some summer work
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2019, 05:12:53 AM »
I'm a little confused - you want a project you can do on your own at home that you could list as work experience on your resume?

I'm not out to diminish your enthusiasm, but I do question how valuable an experience like this would on a CV/resume. Certainly for your own enjoyment/interest it is fine, and could even be a nice discussion topic during an interview, but a professional resume or CV is really best populated with more formal training and experiences, and a DIY chemical project at home doesn't really fit the bill. Having reviewed many resumes for hiring students, I can tell you that I personally would put almost zero weight on it. I think you would be better off finding a summer research position at a university or local company. Even if it's just washing glassware and doing lab management stuff, it can be a valuable experience.

But, if I misunderstood your post, please clarify!
OMG, I am sorry for this misunderstanding, of course I don't have a lab at my home.
The lab is in a factory for veterinary products and it's designed mainly for quality control.
And there are no available research projects in my university.

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