Launched in 2015 by the Society of Cosmetic Chemists, the NextGen Initiative was created to help young professionals and students further their education to attain successful and rewarding careers. Bridging the gap between young professionals and established professionals is at the heart of this critical initiative. Brought about by a need to align education and training with workforce needs, our mission is to attract, educate and provide for the advancement of our members.
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Upcoming Introductory Courses
Cosmetic Chemists Guide to Product Development
May 6, 2019 (9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Eastern Time)
Held in conjunction with New York Suppliers’ Day
Instructed by Perry Romanowski; Element 44 Inc., This course will cover the entire process of how a new product gets created in the cosmetic industry. We are confident that after taking this course you will know details of the three main phases of product development from idea creation, prototype development and commercialization – REGISTER HERE
SCC Networking Projects
Presented at the Society of Cosmetic Chemists’ 73rd Annual Scientific Meeting & Technology Showcase (December 17-18, 2019 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 18, 2019 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. Students outside of these universities may join the SCC with dues of $37.50. If you would like your university added to the list and receive free membership for your first year, please follow the instructions detailed here.
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.