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Young Professionals Community

Young Professional (YP) members are a vital and active group of AIChE members.  AIChE Young Professionals are:

  • Under the age of 35 and have graduated from an undergraduate institution,
  • Those new to the working world,
  • Masters or PhD students,
  • Those looking for a career in chemical engineering post-graduation, and
  • Those who have been working for a few years and starting to advance in their careers.

The Young Professionals Committee (YPC) works to increase participation among Young Professionals in AIChE benefits, services and volunteer opportunities.  The committee

  • Serves as an intermediary between undergraduate students moving into the next phase of their professional or academic careers,
  • Creates technical and social programming for YP's at AIChE conferences,
  • Supports sub-sections of local sections that hold events especially geared toward YP's,
  • Supports and vocalizes the needs of YP's within the Institute, and
  • Helps define the future of AIChE and the chemical engineering profession.

Interested in getting involved? E-mail ypc@aiche.org for more information.

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Recent Events

Young Professionals' Social at the 2017 Annual Meeting

Sunday, October 29, 2017, 8:00pm-10:30pm CDT
Posted by Monica Mellinger
The Young Professionals' Social will be taking place at Lumber Exchange: 10 S 5th St #300 Minneapolis, MN 55402 This event, hosted by the Young Professionals Committee (YPC), is a great opportunity to network with a diverse group of young professionals in a relaxed environment. For the first...Read more

Young Professionals Mixer at the 2017 AIChE Spring Meeting

Sunday, March 26, 2017, 8:00pm-10:30pm CDT
Posted by Monica Mellinger
This event, hosted by the Young Professionals Committee (YPC), is a great opportunity to network with a diverse group of young professionals in a relaxed environment while attending the 2017 AIChE Spring Meeting and 13th Global Congress on Process Safety in San Antonio, TX. Enjoy drinks and...Read more

Recent Activity

A Bright Future for ChemE Jobs Includes the Cloud

Posted by Monica Mellinger on
by David Treff Some time ago, when I first began using the AIChE’s Discussion Central, I read through the “STEM shortage?” discussions. One AIChE member directed attention to a 2014 article, “Where the STEM Jobs Are (and Where They Aren’t),” comparing current needs in different STEM disciplines,...Read more

Filing Taxes as a Married Couple

Posted by Monica Mellinger on
By Lance Aligo, CPA, MSA If you were married this past year, congratulations! Getting married is a big step in your life and along with it comes many changes. One change is filing taxes as a married couple for the first time. This advice can help you get started. First, you must determine your...Read more

Networking: The Benefits of Having a Mentor

Posted by Monica Mellinger on
By Ogochukwu Yvonne Enekwizu, Graduate Research Assistant, New Jersey Institute of Technology Networking. For some people, this word is usually accompanied by a sense of foreboding and mistrust because it conjures up images of glib sales reps, overt friendliness and shameless self-promotion. Simply...Read more