I wasn't sure where to post this, so I put it here.
Basically I've accomplished my first year on my way to a major in chemistry. I'm thoroughly confused because I don't have anyone to talk to here and the one person who has been giving me advice seems like they are sending me on a route that is going to take too much time and effort and not put me in the best place for my career goals.
I want to get involved in research and build experience as soon as possible, but I don't know how to get involved with research projects, nor do I know if I have the experience or education level for them yet. Someone referred me to the NSF, but on their webpage I can't find anything specifically categorized for chemistry.
What is my best route to take to get my BS out of the way while still being able to get research experience?
Right now it's difficult because I have to work fulltime as well, 8-5... Will there be jobs available to me coming out of my sophomore year of college where I can possibly make enough money to live AND still build my resume?
Thanks in advance for any help concerning this topic.