Top Ways To Get Involved In YPC (Without Taking on a Leadership Position)

Posted by Jonathan Haughton on
By: Sarah Ewing
Want to get involved with YPC without taking a leadership position? Here are some ideas. 
1) Write an article
 We are always looking for interesting articles from Young Professional Chem E's point of view.  It can be a technical topic you find interesting, or even just some career advice you would like to share.  These articles can be posted on the AIChE YP Community Website, in the YPC Newsletter, or even in the AIChE CEP "Young Professional Point of View" section.  This is a great way to gain exposure within the AIChE community and boost your resume!  For CEP YPOV articles, please email a summary to Kate Gawel at  For more information on publishing in the Young Professionals Newsletter or Community Page, please email Jon Haughton at
2) Participate in the S2YP Challenge and speak to a student chapter at a local university. 
This is a great way to interact with a local student chapter and share your knowledge and experience with others.  To qualify for the challenge, you must give a presentation including 2 slides about YPs, take attendance and submit a Chenected Article about your experience.  All entries will be put in for a drawing for a $50 amazon gift card.  For more information, please 
3) Co Chair a Session at Annual or Spring meeting 
Looking to increase your participation at an AIChE Meeting?  Co Chairing a session is a great way to gain exposure and meet other professionals at the conference, and also gives great programming and leadership experience.  The YPC Programming Committee will support you every step of the way, so it is definitely a great starting point for volunteering within YPC.  Please email the Programming Committee Co-Chairs Kendall Werts ( and Hsiang Yee Lai ( if you are interested in getting involved.