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2015 AIChE Salary Survey

June
2015
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.

Job Hunting Strategies

Archived Webinar
Sep 10, 2008
Searching for a job can be frustrating and time consuming. Finding the ideal job depends on your situation, geographical preferences, personality,...

How to Find Your Inner Inventor

Archived Webinar
Jul 16, 2008
Learn about your “Inner Inventor”, and find ways to recognize, tune in, and enliven your creative genius. Discover how, when you are working at your...

How to Write Reports for Management

Archived Webinar
Jun 11, 2008
Your project is finished and you are ready to draft your report. Your mind is full of topics to cover and details to include. As you start the...

Networking: A Lifetime Exercise

Archived Webinar
Dec 10, 2007
Networking is defined as a supportive system of sharing information and services among individuals and groups having a common interest.” This...

Advancing from the Cubicle

Archived Webinar
Oct 9, 2007
Learn how you can advance from the cubicle to executive through communication, positive perception, and embracing diversity and change. You will be...

Virtual Tour of Chemical Engineering Facilities

December 22, 2011
There are plenty of factors to consider when looking at a career in chemical engineering, including job opportunities and salaries, but perhaps the most important is: what will...

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.

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...

Self-Taught Sixteen-Year-Old Inventor Wows MIT

November 30, 2012
Leaving Sierra Leone for the first time, 16-year-old Kelvin Doe flew to the US to participate in MIT's fabled practitioner's program, where he demo-ed his soldered and duct-taped...

Spring Meeting YP Mixer

April 30, 2012
Thank you to all the Young Professionals (YP) who attended this year’s Spring Meeting Mixer. We had a great turnout of sixty YPs that are eager to get “Chenected” with the...

Attend VLS's 5th Anniversary Meeting Online

January 19, 2015
You are invited to attend the January 22 Virtual Local Section Meeting and celebrate the start of the VLS's fifth year of "supporting chemical engineers regardless of geography."...

Turn Our Hindsight into Your Foresight

May 27, 2014
Getting your first job is just the start. Even with the best chemical engineering education under your belt, every job will present new challenges. Following is some great advice...

CEP: YPOV - Engineering Your Job Change through Networking

January
2015
YPOV
Sarah Ewing
In the current job market, people rarely stay employed with the same company that hired them after college for their entire career. If you want to take control of your career and make a job change that is consistent with your professional and personal goals, allow enough time to weigh the pros and cons instead of making the decision on a whim. The most critical step in this process is not updating your resumé, but making sure that the new position will be a good fit and not just a quick fix. I like to think of changing jobs as a process with four key steps: recognizing that it is time to move on, deciding where you want to go, determining what you need to get there, and then networking your way in.

Upcoming Local YP Section Events

January 4, 2012
Upcoming Events for the Chicago, Northern California, South Texas and Puget Sound Young Professionals Sections

Graduate School vs. Job Experience

February 28, 2012
Should you continue on for a master's degree? What about an MBA instead? Or maybe just plain work experience is the better route? If you've ever wondered what these options might...

Houston's SURGE Energy Accelerator Wants You!

December 11, 2012
Open to companies from all over the world, Surge is the only accelerator in the U.S. focused completely on energy software. It's now accepting applications for its second spring...

Ethics — Examining Your Engineering Responsibility

February
2015
Career Catalyst
Deborah Grubbe
Engineering ethics frequently has nothing to do with technology and everything to do with communication, thought and decision-making patterns, and conflicts around time and money.

AIChE After Graduation

May 11, 2012
The transition from student to professional is not always an easy one. If you are like many student members, you may not be aware of how to fit into AIChE as a professional and...

Dow Solutionists in School

June 4, 2012
The Dow Solutionists in School program was created to spark innovation in students. Check out what Dow is doing to fuel interest in chemistry and the sciences.

2011: A Chemical Odyssey

January 20, 2011
When the ball dropped in Times Square December 31 a few seconds before midnight, it marked the beginning of a new year—a year to “celebrate the achievements of chemistry and its...

Shaping the Future of Innovation

June 13, 2011
In today’s world where we are constantly striving to do more with less, innovation is the one of the keys for continuous improvement. In his blog on innovation and business...

Negotiating a New Position [Presentation]

June 1, 2010
You've had two rounds of initial interviews for a job at a company you're really excited about. It seems they like you and that there's a strong possibility that in your next...

Chemical Engineers Diving into Social Media

January 18, 2012
If you're a ChEnected reader, you know that social media can be a helpful resource in your professional life - not to mention a fun way to connect with family and friends in your...

Presentations for Graduating Students by YPC

September 26, 2012
The Young Professional Committee is proud to present a number of outstanding presentations, tailored specifically for graduating chemical engineers, at the upcoming Annual Student...

Are You in ChE-Harmony?

December 1, 2010
Help us promote this video by sharing it! Building your career takes time, and everybody needs a little help along the way. Got a great story about your career you want to share?...

Engineering Perception

May 4, 2010
Do You Think About All Perspectives? How are engineers perceived by different age groups in the U.S.? This was the topic of a 2007 report from the Bemporad Baranowski Marketing...

K-12 Outreach – ChE’s Giving Back

August 8, 2011
AIChE, through its Societal Impact Operating Council (SIOC), wants to establish a community of its members who are interested in using K-12 outreach as a way to spread the message...

AIChE Seeking ChE Experts for eLearning Course

June 8, 2012
UPDATE: Proposal Deadline Has Been Extended Until August 1, 2012. AIChE is soliciting proposals from qualified chemical engineering experts to develop an eLearning course for...

Moving from Student to Chemical Engineer

March 5, 2013
ChEnected interviewed Sarah Ewing about moving from school to the business world on a video chat recently. Sarah graduated from UC Irvine 2010 with B.S. Chemical Engineering, and...

Moiz Says: “Take My Word For It”

October 27, 2010
Moiz Diwan on the Value of the AIChE Annual Meeting and Membership: Moiz Diwan During my PhD, I learned how the energy sector evolved and last year after joining Abbott I learned...

Register for AIChE's Online Career Fair

April 4, 2011
You can 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 May 17-18 at 10:...
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