Career Advice for YPs and Students

Young Professionals and AIChE

Virtual Local Section Webinar
Mar 27, 2014
Whether you are a recent graduate looking to get involved or your AIChE communities are struggling without new interest, you will appreciate the...

Leadership Is Everyone’s Responsibility

Feb 20, 2013
This webinar discusses the “hidden leadership” opportunities that are woven into everyday roles, how to recognize these opportunities and take...

AIChE Professional Support – Career Services

Virtual Local Section Webinar
Feb 23, 2012
Whether you are getting ready to graduate with your chemical engineering degree, you are currently unemployed, or you are looking for a new technical...

Dining Etiquette in Asia

AIChE Video Vignette
Jul 13, 2011
In this video you will learn about dining etiquette in Asia. Topics covered will be: place settings, when to begin your meal, honoring your host,...

Dining Etiquette in South America

AIChE Video Vignette
Jul 11, 2011
Topics covered will be: place settings, when to begin your meal, honoring your host, salutations, and a host of other topics.

Dining Etiquette -- Europe

AIChE Video Vignette
Apr 7, 2011
In this video you will learn about dining etiquette in various countries in Europe. Topics covered will be: place settings, when to begin your meal,...

Successful Interviewing Techniques

AIChE Video Vignette
Jan 21, 2011
This video will focus on what to do to make an interview successful. You will learn how to prepare for an interview, get extensive advice on what to...

How to Get a Job in a Small Company

AIChE Video Vignette
Jan 20, 2011
This video will give you lessons on how to target small companies, where to network, and what you need to do to be prepared to tackle your job search...

Dealing with Difficult People

AIChE Webinar
Aug 5, 2009
In this webinar, Professor Douglas Ludlow shares his insight and advice about how to deal with difficult people.

Patent Fundamentals for Engineers

AIChE Webinar
May 5, 2009
Ever wonder what a patent looks like, what rights are conveyed by a patent, or how your actions can bar any right to obtain patent protection for...

Retirement Planning for Young Engineers

AIChE Webinar
Mar 24, 2009
Retirement may sound like a world away from where you are now, but there are some important steps that you should be taking to make your retirement...

Career Strategies for Young Professionals

AIChE Webinar
Dec 9, 2008
Gone are the days when you will work for the same company for your entire career. It now falls to you to forge your own path! What can you do early...

Job Hunting Strategies

AIChE Webinar
Sep 9, 2008
Searching for a job can be frustrating and time consuming. Finding the ideal job depends on your situation, geographical preferences, personality,...

CEP: YPOV - Electricity and the Environment

July
2014
YPOV
Noah Meeks
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...

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

March
2014
YPOV
Meagan Lewis
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.

CEP: YPOV - A New Graduate’s Lessons Learned

May
2014
YPOV
Samantha Schmidt
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...

CEP: YPOV - Building a Leadership Portfolio

February
2014
YPOV
Janet Werner
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.

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

September
2013
YPOV
Elizabeth Guenther
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...

CEP: YPOV Your Career as a Volunteer

March
2013
YPOV
Arjun Gopalratnam
To surpass the merely adequate, and to accomplish something noteworthy, requires one to take on tasks that are unstated and to solve problems that others may not have even noticed. Depending on the structure of your work environment, there may be...

What's Your Problem Solving Style?

August
2004
Career Catalyst
Jack Hipple
Understand how you and others solve problems, and use that knowledge to cultivate organizational relationships and improve individual and team efforts.

CEP: YPOV - Engineering Cyber Security

July
2012
YPOV
Arjun Gopalratnam
Between March and April 2010, a powerful but seemingly limited computer worm, now referred to as Stuxnet, infected computers around the world, beginning in Iran and spreading to Indonesia and India. A recently published book uncovers findings on the origin of the worm and raises concerns that are relevant to chemical engineers everywhere.

10 Tips for Managing Your Career

July
2001
Career Catalyst
Bettina  Seidman
Get interpersonally fit by improving your work relationships and honing your communication skills

Getting to Win-Win

September
2008
Career Catalyst
Eldon R. Larsen, Ryland W. Musick Jr.
Conflict is an almost unavoidable part of life and work, and it can lead to surprisingly constructive opportunities. Here is a discussion of how to manage conflicts— and how to make the most of them when they occur.

Improve Your Position Where You Are

June
2002
Career Catalyst
Kate Wendleton
Basic job-hunting skills such as staying aware and making yourself marketable are also key to advancing your career with your present employer.

Use E-mail Effectively

December
2002
Career Catalyst
Gary Blake
These tips will help improve your e-mail style and make sure that your e-mail is effective intrinsically, as well as fitting the new electronic expectations of a wide range of cyber colleagues.

Use LinkedIn to Advance Your Career

March
2012
Career Catalyst
Loraine Kasprzak
LinkedIn - the social media tool most often used by professionals - allows you to establish an online presence, connect with others, and find business and job opportunities.

Give Memorable Presentations

January
2003
Career Catalyst
Robert W. Bly
These guidelines will help you prepare and deliver a more exciting presentation.

Work More Effectively With Others

February
2004
Career Catalyst
Doug  Hissong
Learn ways to improve your interpersonal and communication skills so that you can work more effectively with others, and increase your own productivity and effectiveness.

Profiles of Success

August
2003
Special Section
See how these six high-level women in industry and academia got where they are today and what it's like to be a successful woman in a male-dominated field.

Unlikely Victory: How General Electric Succeeded in the Chemical Industry

September, 2000
Many companies that stray too far from their core business fail. So how is it that General Electric, a major electrical manufacturing company, ended up as one of the top U.S. chemical producers—with 1998 sales of $6.6 billion? In Unlikely Victory, Jerome T. Coe, a retired 40-year career employee...
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