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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.

Bridging the Generation Gap

Archived Webinar
Feb 17, 2010
This interactive session focuses on concrete ways to minimize conflict, maximize communication and build productivity in a multigenerational...

Communicate with Power, Tone up Your Skills

Archived Webinar
Dec 2, 2009
This webinar presents ways to tone up your skills by organizing your thoughts and messages to be most effective in this age of fast communications.

Managing Inventorship to Maximize Patentability

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Sunday, November 8, 2009 - 7:00pm
This presentation will focus on guiding principles and best practices to manage innovation so as to best leverage patentability.

Tic-Tac-Toe Strategic Planning

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Sunday, November 8, 2009 - 7:00pm
The Tic-Tac-Toe Approach to Strategic Innovation Planning When we study the history and trends of technology development across a wide spectrum of...

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...

Progressing in Your Organization

Archived Webinar
Aug 19, 2009
You are beginning to establish yourself in your organization and now are ready to progress further, perhaps ready to take on additional...

Dealing with Difficult People

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

Six Sigma for Chemical Engineers

Archived Webinar
Jul 8, 2009
This short introduction to the basics of Six Sigma highlights the most important features of this methodology and summarize the major variants in use...

Patent Fundamentals for Engineers

Archived Webinar
May 6, 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

Archived Webinar
Mar 25, 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...

Staying Career Fit in Turbulent Times

Archived Webinar
Mar 18, 2009
In focusing on our engineering or management responsibilities it is easy to forget about managing our own careers. This session will address career...

Rebuilding Your Wealth

Archived Webinar
Feb 25, 2009
2008 was a difficult investing environment. With so much wealth lost during 2008, Larry N. Grogan takes a look at the challenge of rebuilding and...

Career Strategies for Young Professionals

Archived Webinar
Dec 10, 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

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...

YPOV: What to Ask During an Interview — and What Questions to Avoid

March
2016
YPOV
Emily Frangenberg
Interviews are a great way for an employer to get to know more about you and determine whether or not you are right for an open position. However, all too often, young professionals overlook the fact that interviews are also a time to gauge whether...

Leadership Q&A: Taking a Leading Role in Process Safety

January
2016
Leadership Q&A
This is the inaugural article of CEP ’s new column, Leadership Q&A. Here, C-suite executives will discuss how they have overcome challenges, strategies for successful leadership, and tools and skills that they have found effective during their...

Career Corner: Volunteering is Good for Your Career

February
2016
Career Corner
Loraine Kasprzak
“Give and you shall receive.” This powerful proverb can help you build a fulfilling career when your giving takes the form of volunteering. I learned the value of volunteering early in my first year as a management consultant, when I joined the...

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.

YPOV: Consider a Career in the Water Industry

January
2016
YPOV
Emily Frangenberg
The American water market is on the brink of change, and the push for greater water security and sustainability has increased over the past decade. Industrial water users are realizing that sustainable water use is not only good for the environment...

YPOV: A New Norm for the PhD Workforce?

November
2015
YPOV
Chris Lowe
Historically, PhD students in fields such as humanities and social sciences were likely to seek a tenure-track faculty position at a research university. But, the increasing number of young professionals pursuing PhDs far outstrips the number of...

5 Reasons You Need to Attend Trade Shows

August
2011
Career Catalyst
Joe Bevacqua
Convincing your boss to send you to a trade show can be challenging. Here are five ways you and your employer will benefit, plus tips on how to get the most out of your visit.

CEP: Career Corner - Creating Work-Life Harmony

April
2013
Career Corner
Loraine Kasprzak
Work-life balance is a challenge for many of us, but how do we get there from here? First, it helps to adjust our thinking. “It’s not about balance, like weights on a scale,” says Mary T. Scott, a certified professional coach. “It’s more about...

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...

Career Corner: Boost Your Career through Mentorship

October
2015
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...

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

February
2014
Career Corner
Loraine Kasprzak
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.

CEP: Career Corner - Transitioning to Management

June
2013
Career Corner
Loraine Kasprzak
One of the proudest moments of my early career was when I received a promotion from senior engineer to first-line manager. It took about a week for the elation to wear off, as I began to realize how much responsibility I had for producing results...
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