YPC Newsletter – January


2013 has been a busy year for the Young Professionals Committee. Early on in the year, we attended the majority of Student Regional Conferences, speaking to students about long term involvement in AIChE and information about careers and graduate school. Now that 2014 has begun, we will once again focus on participation in the Student Regional Conferences. The dates for the upcoming conferences are posted on the AIChE website. if there is a conference taking place at a school near you and you would like to attend for YPC, please contact Jose Urquijo and Sarah Ware. We have recently completed our latest round of elections and leadership position appointments. We are very happy to welcome Sarah Ewing as our new vice chair. To learn more about Sarah Ewing, please read the post from our new vice chair. With the addition of Sarah, Kate Gawel has transitioned into the position of Past Chair. Please take a moment to thank Kate for all her hard work! Thank you Kate! We also are welcoming quite a few folks to new leadership positions - welcome aboard! Didn't get a chance to apply for a leadership position but would like to? We are filling additional positions on a rolling basis, so please look for an announcement with the application link in the near future. If you are not currently part of our email distribution list and would like to be, please fill out this form. This newsletter is part of the launch of our new Community Site on aiche.org. Our newsletters will now be coming out in this medium as well as other announcements. We will be experimenting with some of the new features that this site offers, so check back often! Additionally, please take a few minutes to update your online profiles on the AIChE website. Please log into AIChE and update your profile.

This month's articles

YPC in San Francisco Get the full rundown on what YPC accomplished in San Francisco at the Annual Meeting, including new student programming, a successful YPC social, and new technical programming geared toward younger chemical engineers.

Engineering to Medicine: The Road Less Traveled Learn how one chemical engineering undergraduate made the move to an MD/PhD program in biomedical engineering.

Why Should I Bother with LinkedIn Anyway? If you're looking for job security and insights into career options, you can't afford not to to have a LinkedIn profile! Check out the article for tips on how to get started.

Looking into the Future with the YPC Vice Chair Wondering what's in the YPC's future? Hear from YPC Vice Chair Sarah Ewing, who will shares her vision for YPC over the next several years.

YPC Open Leadership Positions for the 2014-2015 Year If you want to be involved in YPC and build leadership experience, there are still positions available in each of YPC's 5 subcommittees.

Upcoming Events

Spring Meeting - YPC Mixer - Save The Date Sunday, March 30th 8:30 - 11 PM Gordon Biersch Restaurant and Brewery, 200 Poydras St., New Orleans, LA Chicago YPC Meeting - Whirleyball Wednesday, January 29th, 5:45 - 9 PM 5:45 - 9 PM Whirlyball of Lombard; 800 E Roosevelt Rd, Lombard, IL Please RSVP in advance - look on http://www.aiche-chicago.org/YPC/index.html for more information.