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Use Online Platforms to Network, Build Your Reputation

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by Jeffrey M. Ting Early in my chemical engineering career, the importance of networking for career development was emphasized in classrooms, workshops, and seminars. At the time, I didn’t fully appreciate what this advice really meant. Networking with colleagues is much more than exchanging...Read more

Getting Your Finances in Order for Young Professionals

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by Lance Aligo, CPA, MSA I bet you’ve thought about saving for retirement, growing a savings account, buying a house, and paying off debts. These financial goals are all worthwhile, but as a young professional, you have only so much income. The good news is you can accomplish these goals, if you...Read more

Slop Oil Disposal Investigation: Lessons Learned

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by Onochie Okonkwo, PhD student, Washington University (St. Louis) Process engineers in various facilities are bedeviled by many technical challenges. Some of these challenges we eventually solve; others we learn to manage safely instead. This article shares some of the lessons I learned in my...Read more

The PhD: A Crash-Course to Life

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by Aditi Khadilkar, Process Technology Development Engineer (Intel Corp., OR) For those of us who have gotten PhDs, we may have fond memories of one of the most “interesting” times in our lives. With the process fresh in mind, I’d like to share some insights about how the PhD process has many...Read more

Black Carbon: Is It Worth the Fuss?

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by Ogochukwu Yvonne Enekwizu, Graduate Research Assistant, New Jersey Institute of Technology Unless you’ve driven behind or walked past a diesel engine truck spouting plumes of smoke, you may be completely oblivious to black carbon pollution. One of the many particulate aerosols that currently...Read more

Leading Multidiscipline Teams through Site Assessments

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By: Matt Stewart, Principal Engineer & Managing Partner, Cox-Walker & Associates Company initiatives often manifest at the plant level in the form of site assessments by multidiscipline teams. As an energetic and talented young professional, you may land the responsibility of leading such...Read more

The Untapped Potential of Professional Societies

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by Chris Lowe , Graduate Research Fellow, Rutgers University, AIChE YP Committee Almost all graduate students and post-docs are members of professional societies. Why? The member rate for conference registration is offered at a deep discount and when students must travel to present their work on...Read more

Tap into AIChE Academy for Ongoing Education and Training

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Whether you’re just beginning your career or need to add or burnish a skill at a later point, AIChE Academy can help. From process safety to fundamentals, biomanufacturing to solids handling, AIChE Academy offers courses, presentations, and videos to help you learn. The materials offered through...Read more

Build Your Emotional Intelligence for Career and Life Success

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By Seif Bello, Operations Engineer, ONEOK Emotional intelligence is an important skill that can help you achieve success in your professional career and personal life. Studies have shown that over 80% of people with high emotional intelligence are high performers (1). Despite its importance, it is...Read more

Set Yourself Apart with Volunteer Leadership

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By: Chris Lowe , Graduate Research Fellow, Rutgers University, AIChE Young Professionals Committee Advisor The formal training to become a doctoral level scientist or engineer takes the better part of a decade, if not more, counting bachelors, doctoral, and sometimes post-doctoral studies. In that...Read more

Catch ChEnected’s Interviews with Spring Conference Speakers

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If you missed the 2018 AIChE Spring Conference and 14th Global Congress on Process Safety – or were there but couldn’t attend all the sessions you wanted to – there’s good news! ChEnected is now featuring interviews with keynote and session speakers from the event. Chemours’s Foundation for Success...Read more

Stay on the Cutting Edge of Your Field with AIChE Divisions

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In the fast evolving chemical engineering profession, AIChE’s divisions can help you stay current in your specialty. Beyond just technical information, divisions give you opportunities for affiliation with top engineers in both general disciplines and emerging fields such as biotechnology and...Read more

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