Technical skills are not enough for chemical engineers to be successful in the workplace. Engineers interact with a range of disciplines (e.g., operators, managers, scientists, customers), present findings to management, and manage projects. As a chemical engineer, you will likely find yourself at some point in your career leading team meetings, mentoring junior associates, negotiating with vendors, participating in brainstorming sessions, and summarizing your experiments or trials in reports. These are just a few of the many engineering roles that require so-called soft skills.
The term soft skills...
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