Career opportunities for Chemistry students are diverse and abundant. In general, the combination of chemistry and biotechnology increases employability, since biotechnological applications in chemical industry are increasingly important. Sustainability and environmental protection are topics of ever increasing importance in society and industry. In research and development, career opportunities cover the areas of chemicals, pharmaceuticals, fuels, nanotechnology, materials, and energy, to environmental monitoring and forensic science.
The educational concept of Jacobs University aims at fostering employability which refers to skills, capacities, and competencies that transcend disciplinary knowledge and allow graduates to quickly adapt to professional contexts. Jacobs University defines employability as encompassing; i.e. it focuses not only on technical skills and understanding but also on personal attributes, competencies and qualities that enable students to become responsible members of their professional and academic fields as well as of the societies they live in.
Graduates of Jacobs University are equipped with the ability to find employment and to pursue a successful professional career, which means that graduates will be able to:
- acquire knowledge rapidly, and gather, evaluate, and interpret relevant information, and evaluate new concepts critically to derive scientifically founded judgements;
- apply their knowledge, understanding and methodological competences to their activity or profession to solve problems;
- present themselves and their ideas effectively;
- take responsibility for their own and their team’s learning and development.
Graduates of Jacobs University are also equipped with a foundation to become globally responsible citizens, which includes the following attributes and qualities:
- Graduates have gained intercultural competence, and they are aware of intercultural differences and possess skills to deal with intercultural challenges; they are familiar with the concept of tolerance.
- Graduates can rely on basic civic knowledge; they are able to analyze global issues of economic, political, scientific, social, or technological nature; they are able to evaluate situations and take decisions based on ethical considerations.
- Graduates are able and prepared to take on responsibility for their professional community and society.