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  1. CEP: YPOV - Electricity and the Environment

    CEP Magazine article, July 2014

    Electricity generated by fossil fuels is a relatively stable and low-cost commodity, and fossil fuels will continue to be an important source of energy for the forseeable future. The environmental impact of electricity generation is minimized through various emission-mitigation technologies...

  2. CEP: YPOV - A New Graduate’s Lessons Learned

    CEP Magazine article, May 2014

    One year ago, I was putting the finishing touches on my senior design project, taking my last round of undergraduate final exams, and preparing to move to Cincinnati to start my new job in an engineering and operations rotational program at General Mills — my dream company. I was looking forward to...

  3. CEP: Career Corner - Build Your Brand for Positive Career Impact

    CEP Magazine article, April 2014

    From Apple to Coca Cola to Nike, we are surrounded by corporate branding. But did you know that branding is important to you and your career as well?

  4. CEP: YPOV - Preparing for Chairing? Build Some Relationships!

    CEP Magazine article, March 2014

    Programming for an AIChE conference — i.e., developing the technical program — takes a lot more than the work put in by the meeting chairs; the details and ideas that go into every session and its roster of speakers take a whole force of volunteers. As a co-chair for the upcoming 2014 Spring Meeting in New Orleans who also happens to be a young professional (YP), I’ve realized that the best way to prepare for programming a large-scale conference is to build relationships across all levels of the organization.

  5. CEP: YPOV - Building a Leadership Portfolio

    CEP Magazine article, February 2014

    When talking with college students at local section meetings, I’m often asked about my responsibilities within AIChE with a simple question: “So, what do you do?” The answer, however, is not so simple. As a leader in the Chicago Local Section, Chicago Young Professionals Committee (YPC), national YPC, and President’s Blue Ribbon Task Force on Local Sections, I could answer this question in several ways.

  6. CEP: Career Corner - Add Career Fairs to Your Job Search Strategy

    CEP Magazine article, February 2014

    If your New Year’s resolution is to find a new job or career, consider adding a career fair or two to your job search strategy. Although usually associated with entry-level positions, career fairs can put more-experienced chemical engineers face to face with hiring managers or human resource representatives, a critical step to landing a new position in today’s competitive job market.

  7. CEP: Career Corner - Don’t Stop Learning

    CEP Magazine article, December 2013

    When was the last time you learned something new for your job? A generation ago, chemical engineers could expect to settle into a well-defined position at one company and remain there for an entire career. Today, things could not be more different. Many engineers change jobs at least once, or take on additional responsibilities that require new knowledge and skills.

  8. Optimize Your Conference Poster's Impact

    CEP Magazine article, August 2010

    Engineers routinely optimize process designs; poster designs need optimization too. Use these techniques and strategies to create a poster that captures and holds the viewer's attention.

  9. CEP: Career Corner - Career Success through Networking

    CEP Magazine article, October 2013

    Schmoozing. Glad-handing. Kibitzing. Networking — the art of cultivating productive relationships — often gets a bad rap. Yet without some form of networking, it may be difficult for you to get a promotion, make a career change, or land a six-figure contract.

  10. CEP: YPOV - What Is a Chemical Engineer Doing Here?

    CEP Magazine article, September 2013

    In 2011, I took a position with Mack Trucks, Inc., a manufacturer of American-assembled Class 8 heavy trucks with more than 100 years of history. Since then, I wish I had a dollar for every time I was asked the question “What is a chemical engineer doing working at a truck manufacturing plant?”...

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