Share Chris LoweNovember, 2013About two years ago, I was faced with a decision. I was a few weeks away from graduating with my bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering when I received an email from a friend. He was recruiting graduating students to act as liaisons between AIChE’s Young Professionals Advisory Board (now the Young Professionals Committee; YPC) and student chapters, and wanted me to get involved. I had done a lot of work with AIChE as an undergrad, both at my local UMass Amherst student chapter and on AIChE’s Executive Student Committee. That involvement allowed me to meet some amazing people and to develop leadership skills — but as a grad student, I wasn’t sure that I would have enough time to remain active in AIChE, or how my AIChE experience would change as I transitioned from student to young, working professional. Author Bios: Chris Lowe Would you like to access the complete CEP Article? No problem. You just have to complete the following steps. You have completed 0 of 2 steps. Log in You must be logged in to view this content. Log in now. AIChE Membership You must be an AIChE member to view this article. Join now. Copyright Permissions: Would you like to reuse content from CEP Magazine? It’s easy to request permission to reuse content. Simply click here to connect instantly to licensing services, where you can choose from a list of options regarding how you would like to reuse the desired content and complete the transaction.