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“My chemistry degree from Bath has opened up so many possibilities”

Recent chemistry graduate, Annabel talks about her work experience following her degree and starting a career in sustainability.

Annabel stood beside lockers on campus
Annabel graduated from BSc Chemistry with Management in 2020

After I graduated from my bachelor’s in Chemistry with Management in 2020, I completed a six-month internship at BASF as a Corporate Sustainability Intern. I then went on to work as a Cloud Migration and Implementation Analyst at Accenture.

After one year of work experience, I realised that I wanted to continue my studies in the field of climate change. I’m currently a master’s student at the Imperial College Business School studying Climate Change, Management and Finance. When I graduate, I will be working as a Strategy Consultant at OC&C.

My master’s combines the science of climate change with the management skills and knowledge needed to approach climate change challenges in the context of businesses. The course is very relevant for the challenges that businesses face today as they all engage with climate change in some way. It is one of the most prevalent topics in the news.

My chemistry degree from Bath has opened up so many possibilities for me, as I’ve been able to explore various industries and try different things, before orientating to sustainability. I wrote my dissertation on the sustainable use of heteroelements, which gave me the opportunity to dive into challenges that we face such as resource scarcity, inefficient processes and toxicity.

Studying chemistry has given me problem-solving skills and the ability to engage with complex concepts. It has also exposed me to so many interesting people and it was fascinating to work with researchers that focus on a variety of different topics. I recommend giving it a try!

‘I’ve been able to explore various industries and try different things, before orientating to sustainability.’
Annabel Griesmeyer BSc Chemistry with Management graduate (2020)

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