The NextGen initiative was launched in 2015 by the Society of Cosmetic Chemists to address the needs of early careerists, young professionals and undergraduate/post-graduate students in the cosmetics and personal care industry. The initiative consists of special education, networking and other events specifically designed to assist the “next generation” of formulators, innovators, and ground-breakers in the industry.
– Relationships with more than 20 higher education institutions worldwide that have a focus on cosmetic chemistry and related degrees.
– A full track of sessions at the Annual Scientific Meeting dedicated to NextGen focused topics.
– Continuing education courses held throughout the year, designed to address what early careerists and those new to the industry need to know now.
– Significantly discounted student and junior member access fees to local and national events.
– Career development programs, including opportunities to personally connect with potential employers in all facets of the industry – from finished goods houses to material suppliers and contract manufacturers to regulatory agencies.
– National and local chapter opportunities for students to present their research and scientific posters to industry leaders, some of which are afforded scholarships or prizes.
– Opportunities to meet industry and subject matter experts in every aspect of the cosmetics and personal care industry including academia, government, testing/claims professionals, formulators, consultants, legal and insurance specialists, and more.
Upcoming Introductory Courses
None currently scheduled.
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SCC Networking Projects
Student Poster Awards – info coming soon
Sponsored by DD Chemco
Presented at the Society of Cosmetic Chemists’ 74th Annual Scientific Meeting & Technology Showcase (December 15-16, 2020 at the Sheraton New York Times Square).
Students are encouraged to participate by submitting an abstract of original work where they can exhibit on topics relevant to cosmetic science. This offers students the opportunity to present their ideas and findings in poster format to potential employers within the industry.
Accepted posters will be judged by the Committee on Scientific Affairs (COSA) and awards will be presented to the best poster in order of First Place ($800), Second ($600), Third ($400) and Fourth ($200). The Student Poster awards are sponsored by DD-Chemco and a representative from the company will announce the winners during the Wednesday, December 16, 2020 Awards Breakfast. Past winners have gone on to work for companies such as Chanel, KAO USA, Johnson & Johnson and other notable organizations.
There are 111 universities currently enrolled in the NextGen Initiative, who’s students have or are receiving FREE SCC Membership for their first year. If you would like your university added to the list and receive free membership for your first year, please complete a membership application here.
Below is a list of colleges and universities currently participating in the program:
Before starting a career in the cosmetics and personal care industry, you’ll need the right formal training. If you are interested in learning the technical information of cosmetic science but not sure where to begin, CLICK HERE for a list of schools offering Cosmetic Science programs and online courses.