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The KACS hosted Career consultant Dr. Lisa Balbes on the campus of Kalamazoo College for a talk on Careers in Chemistry, on October 4, 2018. Having received a grant from the LSAC (Local Section Activities Committee) for "co-hosting a meeting with a neighboring local section", this was a meeting co-hosted with the Huron Valley Section; several other local sections in MI, IN, IL were also invited to participate virtually using the ZOOM platform. Though the number of attendees in any of the locations was small, Dr. Balbes presented a very informative overview of the opportunities available to those who choose to pursue a degree in chemistry and show initiative in assessing their personal strengths while also seeking to evaluate new avenues of personal growth. Many career resources were shared that evening. For ACS members, the Career Navigator is an amazing resource. </div> </div>