Professional Development


Fall 2014 Virtual Career Fair – Jobseekers

November 5, 2014
Registration is open! Visit online booths and chat live with leading process industry and other employers such as BASF, Cambridge Major Labs, Honeywell, Koch Glitsch, Marathon Petroleum, and SABIC.

Where is the Chemical Engineering Industry Headed?

Special Section
John C. Chen
The chemical enterprise is already global - a trend that is almost certain to continue. What does this trend mean for the chemical engineering profession and for the practicing professional?

Contemplating a New Phase of Your Career

Career Catalyst
Lisa L. Walker
Today’s employment environment has altered the concept of “career.” If you are attempting to change jobs or enter a different industry — or even considering a second career — it is important to understand your motivations and proceed with care.

Taming Intrapersonal Pirates of Performance

Career Catalyst
Saidas M. Ranade
Don’t let preconceived notions, preoccupation, and poor perception plunder your progress. These exercises will show you how to scuttle these scallywags, and make teamwork smooth sailing.

Use LinkedIn to Advance Your Career

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.

Profiles of Success

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.

Match the Effort to the R&D Investment

Career Catalyst
Kelly Ibsen
Using a phased engineering approach to guide R&D projects will improve efficiency and avoid costly experimental excursions.

Assessing Competency During the Hiring Process

Career Catalyst
Lisa L. Walker
Interviews and references provide insight into what a job candidate has accomplished. Competency assessment helps the employer ascertain how an individual will actually think and behave on the job. <br> <br>

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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