Creating Competitive Resumes

Creating Competitive Resumes

Join a Certified Professional Resume Writer/STEM Career Consultant and industry professionals to learn how to make your resume stand out among the competition. Some organizations see hundreds, sometimes thousands of resumes in response to their postings; feel free to bring a copy of your resume to receive feedback on how best to showcase your skills and experience.

Emily Bennett works in the Office of Career Development and Placement Assistance at the University of Pittsburgh, primarily serving the STEM population as a Career Consultant. She is a Certified Professional Resume Writer, Salary Negotiation Facilitator and MBTI Practitioner. She has held previous roles in recruitment, HR, program administration and runs her own career consulting business.






Dr. Michele Williams-Harry is a trained synthetic organic chemist with pharmaceutical and polymer synthesis experience. She has worked at BASF, Corporation since May 2008 in global research and polyurethanes application divisions in Wyandotte, Michigan. She received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Howard University, in Washington, D.C., then obtained a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. She later completed a post-doctoral Fellowship at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan for one year prior to beginning her first industrial position at BASF. Dr. Williams-Harry has participated in several interview teams during her tenure at BASF for hiring positions of intern, technician, chemist and scientist job functions, as well as for one of BASF’s national rotational programs for PhD chemists. She has mentored several chemists and engineers within and outside of BASF and looks forward to helping NExM attendees prepare and update their resumes as part of the resume workshop.



Jay AusesFormer Assistant Chair, Department of Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh – Retired

Technical Specialist, Analytical Chemistry, Alcoa Technical Center – Retired

Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh (SACP); Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh (SSP); Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy (PITTCON)