Gaining experience in an industry was crucial to broadening my understanding of where I might want to start my career after graduation.
In my intern program with Elementis, I was encouraged to spend some time with various groups at the company. I got to spend some time in various labs, sales, finance, and IT. I was also fortunate to attend a lunch with the CEO that included a career path discussion. This privilege was very informative and helped me feel welcome and valued at the company.
With the support from my manager and team, the opportunity for roles to develop and change over time has contributed to my growth as a chemist and formulator. While helping me grow professionally, Elementis also encourages good work-life balance with amenities such as our in-house gym and Summer Friday’s. I have had a great experience at Elementis and I am eager to see how I continue to grow here.
I had a fantastic mentor during my internship who has continued to help open my eyes to how I could apply my chemistry degree in a way that allows me to utilize my technical background while also allowing me to be creative in a relatable, dynamic industry. My intern experience was pivotal in setting me on my career path in the personal care industry.