Professional Development


2015 AIChE Salary Survey

Salary Survey
Chemical engineers continue to earn more than the average U.S. worker. The median salary of survey respondents is $127,000 — a 5.8% increase over the median reported in 2013. This is an expanded version of an article that appeared in the June 2015 issue of Chemical Engineering Progress.

Engineering & Construction 101

Conference Presentation
Southwest Process Technology Conference
Friday, October 10, 2014 - 9:15am-9:45am
Come hear experienced engineers in the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC); upstream; chemical plant operations; and manufacturing...

Career Corner: Boost Your Career through Mentorship

Career Corner
Loraine Kasprzak
Are you successful in your professional career? If so, then it may be time to think about giving back by becoming a mentor. As a mentor to a less-experienced professional, you can make a difference in that person’s career by offering guidance and...

YPOV: Is a Nontraditional ChemE Career for You?

Victor Manrique
The rapid growth of technology, globalization, the changing demographics of the workforce — all of these factors have eliminated the former notion of a linear career path. Modern-day employment requires workers to be adaptable to any and every...

AIChE Fellows - Who, Why & How?

Archived Webinar
Jul 23, 2015
John P. O'Connell tells of this history and criteria of the AIChE Fellow membership class, and hosts a panel of Fellows to speak about becoming a...

The Dow Chemical Story

Archived Webinar
Jun 25, 2015
Dow Chemical was founded in 1897 by Herbert Henry Dow. Learn about the history of this chemical giant as it grows and merges into the top company it...

Young Professionals and AIChE

Archived 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...

AIChE Professional Support – Career Services

Archived 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...

Financial Investment & Management

Archived Webinar
Aug 25, 2011
An overview of different investment types and strategies, such as risk management, retirement accounts, mutual funds & stocks, commodities &...

Put Your Compensation To Work

Archived Webinar
Apr 28, 2011
Michael Pascarella with Ameriprise Financial will outline how to leverage compensation from your employer and build for your goals

Work Would Be So Much Easier Without People

Archived Webinar
Mar 24, 2011
Our training as engineers focuses on the physical sciences, and the relationships we learn about are generally mathematical ones. However, the day-to...

Economic Evaluation for Chemical Engineers

eLearning (online) Course
Plant-related projects must be evaluated in order to maximize ROI. Learn how to conduct a sound economic evaluation for both small and large projects

Is a Nontraditional ChemE Career for You?

September 15, 2015
A chemical engineering degree makes you more than ready for a wide variety of careers, including those that are usually considered nontraditional.
AIChE sends undergraduates to Washington, DC, each summer as part of the Washington Internships for Students of Engineering (WISE) program. This year’s interns were (from left): Kathleen Wu, Yale Univ.; Jill Schoborg, Iowa State Univ.; and Jami Summey-Rice, Univ. of Houston.

WISE Interns Complete DC Assignments

September 17, 2015
This summer, three chemical engineering students explored the interface between engineering and public policy as AIChE’s 2015 WISE (Washington Internships for Students of...

2016 Southwest Student Regional Conference

April 8-10, 2016

The  2016 Southwest Regional Conference will take place at University of Houston from April 8-10, 2016.  Conference Highlights include Regional Chem E Car Competition, Regional Chem E Jeopardy Competition and Regional Student Paper Competition.

How Green Is Your School?

August 12, 2015
Prospective college students interested in comparing colleges based on their commitment to environmentalism can look to Sierra Magazine’s ninth annual “Cool Schools” ranking of...

Project Management for Chemical Engineers

Public (classroom) Course
In today’s global and fast-paced world, the ability to manage complex projects is vital to keep up with the chemical industry’s demands and needs...

Managing Innovation in ConocoPhillips R&D

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Sunday, November 8, 2009 - 7:00pm
ConocoPhillips was formed in 2002 and it developed several approaches to developing a robust R&D portfolio. These initiatives were launched to...

Which Online Courses Interest You Most?

August 20, 2010
As Chair of the BREC (Blue Ribbon eLearning Committee) I'd like to follow up our recent poll to gauge member interest in some other eLearning topics. As you may know, we are...

The Credibility Threshold

January 25, 2011
To be a good networker, you've got to first deal with the Credibility Threshold. In other words, to discuss the business you are both there to discuss, you have to first (a)...

Where Do Good Ideas Come From?

June 14, 2011
A flash of genius, a stroke of innovation, a eureka moment. An idea is often thought of as a single event, but there's generally a longer and more complex process that precedes a...

AIChE Virtual Local Session

November 17, 2011
You're invited to participate in this month's online meeting of the AIChE Virtual Local Section ( The meeting is Thursday Nov 17th, starting at 8 PM eastern US...

Transitioning to Management

June 14, 2013
Loraine Kasprzak, CMC, of CEP magazine interviews senior executive coach Mike Martorella for advice on making the transition from engineer to manager.

Women in Chemical Technology: Sheri Oslick

January 14, 2015
Sheri Oslick is an attorney whose practice focuses on the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. Learn about her science background and the path she took to find her career.

To Be or Not To Be... An Engineer

March 1, 2011
Yes, being a professional means that you get letters after your name, and yes it may make getting that next job a little easier, but I'd like to get your opinion on something. Can...

Register for AIChE’s Online Career Fair

January 26, 2012
Register today for AIChE’s Online Career Fair and begin to search through job postings and apply for positions now, before the online event takes place on March 20-21, 2012.

Book Review: Peer Power

October 8, 2012
Have you been challenged by difficult colleagues or by other workplace relationship conflicts? Then maybe Peer Power should be next on your reading list!

Your Career as a Volunteer

April 4, 2013
There are many opportunities in the workplace and beyond for volunteering that can enrich your career and your life. Read about how other chemical engineers are contributing and...

Make the Most of Your Early Career

April 28, 2015
At the AIChE 2015 Spring Meeting in Austin, TX the Young Professionals Committee (YPC) organized the session Setting Yourself Up for Success: Tips for Making the Most of Your...

Degrees that work: Nanotechnology [Video]

March 3, 2010
The nanotechnology episode helps to define a technology that uses knowledge of atoms and molecules to enhance modern life through product development and medical research. The 30-...

Video Games + Biology= Awesomeness!

December 6, 2010
There are many reasons why we game. Some game to escape, others to compete, and my personal favorite, to learn. Now, gamers have another—and even loftier—goal behind their time in...

Grow Your Student Chapter with Social Networking

November 2, 2011
In a Student Chapter Workshop, Jordan Keith and a fellow student of North Carolina State University spoke about their experiences and success with LinkedIn in connecting to and...

MBA the ChemE Way

May 22, 2013
Considering an MBA? “MBA the ChemE Way” session in San Antonio gave a quick snapshot into planning and applying to business schools, a look into core classes every MBA takes, and...

YP ChEnectees of AIChE Spring - Meet Nemoy Rau

May 5, 2010
In our third installment of YP ChEnectees of AIChE Spring, I present AIChE member, Nemoy Rau. Nemoy Rau is YP member of AIChE who I was able to interview during one of the YP (...

Join the AIChE Ambassador Program!

February 7, 2011
How would you like the satisfaction of helping undergraduate ChemEs? And wouldn't you like the chance to share your knowledge and experience gained over the years? Become an...

Meet a Young Professional Local Section: Chicago

December 31, 2011
This past year was a busy year for the Young Professional Advisory Board Chicago local section. Our YP group has grown tremendously over the past few years with several new active...

Women in Chemical Technology: Kristine Chin

July 15, 2013
AIChE's Kristine Chin shares her path in the field of chemical engineering, including her experience starting out as a chemical engineer in an all-male lab.
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