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Welcome to the working group Young Food Chemists (AG JLC)

We are a working group of the Food Chemical Society (LChG), a division of the German Chemical Society (GDCh). We represent food chemistry students and doctoral candidates at German universities, food chemists in their practical year as well as those starting their careers.

We aim to support the interests of young researchers, to encourage communication between universities and to make the profession of food chemists better known. Many companies are looking for employees who have precisely the skills of a food chemist, but are not aware that the degree program exists or do not know it well enough - we want to change that!

In order to achieve our goals, we are constantly expanding our established information network and try to encourage as many students as possible to actively participate in the AG JLC/LChG/GDCh. The regional groups meet once a month, while national meetings take place twice a year.

INVITATION TO THE 2020 SALARY SURVEY HELLO THERE, JOB STARTERS

We want to give future generations the opportunity to assess their starting salary, so the working group Young Food Chemists is conducting a survey on the subject of starting your career, applications and, above all, salary.
You are invited to take part in the short survey if you started your job (PhD ≠ job) no more than 7 years ago and if you have studied food chemistry. Answering the survey only takes as long as drinking a cup of coffee (so not even 10 minutes) and the data collected is not personal.

This link will take you directly to the survey:

https://www.soscisurvey.de/gehaltsumfrage2020/

The more people participate, the more accurate the data becomes, so please feel free to share the survey with your friends and colleagues.

By the way, you can find the results of our last salary survey under After Your Studies. After graduating.

Thanks a lot for participating!

AG JLC

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Evaluation of our survey about the practical year

Our working group made a survey among graduates of the second state’s exam between May and August 2020 about the practical year. Here we present the detailed Evaluation document of the survey for download.

Download as pdf (German only)

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FOOD CHEMISTRY YOU WANT TO STUDY FOOD CHEMISTRY?

Food chemists are experts when it comes to the ingredients, analysis and legal assessment of food, consumer goods and cosmetics. Food chemists work in similarly diverse fields as chemists.

FOR STUDENTS DON’T KNOW WHAT’S GOING ON? WE ARE HERE TO HELP!

As the study programme is regulated by the state Training Program and Examination Regulations of the individual federal states, there are some differences from one university to the next. Our study guide will tell you more!

AFTER GRADUATING PJ, PHD OR STARTING A CAREER

To help you to get off to a good start after graduating, we collected a few tips and some information for you. No matter whether you decide to start working directly or continue your studies with a PJ or PhD – we are here to help you!

ABOUT US THE LARGEST AND YOUNGEST WORKING GROUP OF LCHG

AG JLC is a voluntary working group which represents young food chemists and their interests in all educational and professional aspects and which offers them a possibility to network outside of their university.

Our organisation has been growing steadily since 1996 and has now around 250 members at 15 locations. No matter if you are studying, doing your PJ or your doctoral studies – anyone can join the Young Food Chemists. Even after starting your career, you can still stay a member for up to three years. You will get to know lots of new people outside your university and also gain access to our established information network.

To mark our 20th anniversary, we have published a chronic. Have a look!

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Recent events Past events, have a look!

AG JLC offers many interesting events, whether regionally or nationally. Excursions to local companies to give you an insight into the industry beyond your studies, information evenings on all stages of the training as well as on starting a career, but also meetings with working groups from other universities for networking and exchange.

PJ-Infoabend

der AG Münster

Am 27.01.2021 veranstaltete die AG JLC Münster einen digitalen PJ („Praktisches Jahr“) -Info-Abend, bei dem sechs ehemalige Studierende der Lebensmittelchemie der WWU von ihren Erfahrungen an den unterschiedlichen Einsatzstellen in NRW berichteten.

Bücherbasar mal anders

Zum ersten Mal veranstaltete die AG JLC Dresden den beliebten Bücherbasar online

Berufseinsteiger-Abend

der AG Karlsruhe

Am 28.10.2020 veranstaltete die AG JLC Karlsruhe einen BerufseinsteigerInnen-Abend, bei dem fünf ehemalige Studierende der Lebensmittelchemie am KIT von ihren Erfahrungen bei Bewerbung und Berufseinstieg berichteten.

Pub Quiz

der AG Hamburg

Die AG Hamburg organisierte für die Studierenden des 5. Semesters ein Pub-Quiz-Event über die Videoplattform Zoom.

Unternehmensvortrag von Dr. Oetker

organisiert von der AG München

Die AG München hat am 24. September einen digitalen Unternehmensvortrag mit Dr. Oetker organisiert. So konnte für die Studierenden im Masterstudiengang die eigentlich einmal pro Semester vorgesehene Exkursion in einen lebensmittelverarbeitenden Betrieb corona-konform ersetzt werden. Schwerpunkte des Vortrags waren typische Kontaminanten, die Dr. Oetker im Rahmen ihres Qualitätsmanagements kontrolliert, sowie ein detaillierter Einblick ins Unternehmen und die Abläufe der Qualitätskontrolle.

Diplomandenverabschiedung

der AG JLC Dresden

Am Freitag den 24. 9. fand im kleinen Rahmen die feierliche Verabschiedung unserer Diplomanden statt.

50. Bundessitzung der AG JLC

Ursprünglich in Wuppertal geplant, aber durch die Pandemie beeinflusst, musste unsere Jubiläums-Bundessitzung wieder online stattfinden.

Pubquiz-Abend

der AG Erlangen

Die AG Erlangen richtete dieses Semester anstatt eines Grillabends ein Pubquiz aus - Corona-gerecht mit Abstand per Videokonferenz

Studieren, was dann?

Zoom Interview der AG Bonn

Die AG-JLC Bonn organisierte für Studierende aus Bonn ein Zoom Interview zum Thema: "Studieren, was dann?".

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