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Career Corner: Career Paths for Chemical Engineers

February
2018
Career Corner
Loraine Kasprzak
The mess on my desk is all because of chemical engineers; or, more specifically, the varied career paths chemical engineers have taken. From my teacup and takeout container, to the jumble of sticky notes and files, to my laptop, printer, and phone,...

Build COMSOL Multiphysics® Simulation Apps for Chemical Engineers

Archived Webinar
Oct 13, 2016
Are you a chemical engineer looking to create and deploy simulation apps? If so, this webinar is for you. You will learn how to define and set up models in the Chemical Reaction Engineering Module in COMSOL Multiphysics® and see how to create an app from an existing simulation. With apps, which are...

Featured Engage Discussions: January, 2018

January 30, 2017

Discussion central participants discuss mentors/influencers, the role of chemical engineers in the American economy, risk management, and the skill of creating quality presentations.

Make Your Minutes Count

January
2018
Career Catalyst
Glen Rosentrater
Distribute minutes for project team meetings to ensure the scope is recorded and communicated. Use the format outlined here to get all the benefits of minutes without the drawbacks.

The Challenges and Benefits of Being an Independent Engineering Consultant

Archived Webinar
Jul 19, 2017
Thinking about becoming an independent engineering consultant? Find out if you’ve got what it takes from someone who’s done it. In 60 minutes, learn if being an independent engineering consult might be a good fit for you. Learn what it takes to start, develop and maintain an independent engineering...

Creating an Environment for Student Success

Archived Webinar
Apr 5, 2017
Teaching chemical engineering students? Learn how to create an environment that ensures all students have the opportunity succeed. In this 60-minute webinar, discover how to create an environment for success in the classroom. Learn how to prepare before class begins, including specific things to do...

Supervisors and Mid-Managers at the Center of Safety

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 28, 2017
Supervisors and Mid-Managers at the Center of Safety We believe no one has more power to improve safety than our supervisors and mid-managers. Our...

Last Line of Defense - Improving Our Step Back 5x5

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 27, 2017
Last Line of Defense - Improving Our Step Back 5x5 Â Step Back 5x5 is our last layer of defense and perhaps our most important. This paper shows how...

It's True! You Don't Get a Second Chance to Make a First Impression

Archived Webinar
Nov 2, 2016
Take advantage of the game-changing power of etiquette in your career. Attend this webinar to brush up on the basics of professional etiquette. In this 60-minute webinar, you’ll gain a refresher on professional etiquette and how chemical engineers can use it to advance their careers. You’ll...

Ethics and Excellence in Engineering - 2016 Edition

Archived Webinar
Aug 24, 2016
This presentation has been updated to reflect changes in industry and ongoing customer interest. Life often presents us with dilemmas: What is the right thing to do? Our technical training as engineers does not prepare us for this aspect of professional life. This webinar explores this question. It...

Program Management: Techniques and Pillars

Archived Webinar
Oct 22, 2015
Vice Admiral Joseph Dyer, USN (ret) speaks to the VLS about creating successful programs. He will provide insight on his view that programs – be they fighter planes, pharmaceutical production lines, or major construction projects have much in common. This talk will provide insights and give you a...

AIChE Fellows - Who, Why & How?

Archived Webinar
Jul 23, 2015
John P. O'Connell tells of this history and criteria of the AIChE Fellow membership class, and hosts a panel of Fellows to speak about becoming a Fellow.

The Dow Chemical Story

Archived Webinar
Jun 25, 2015
Dow Chemical was founded in 1897 by Herbert Henry Dow. Learn about the history of this chemical giant as it grows and merges into the top company it remains more than 100 years later, and hear some insight as to what has kept it successful and sustainable.

Should a Chemical Engineer go to Business School?

Conference Presentation
Southwest Process Technology Conference
October 10, 2014
An MBA can increase your ability to consciously think of business development as you perform your role. It can lead to change of career, change of...

Building Trust - A Key Leadership Skill

Archived Webinar
Oct 1, 2014
We discuss what it means to be a trustworthy leader, how to build trust within teams, and what are the best behaviors to maintain trust within your team. The ability to build trust within your team or organization is a key interpersonal skill for effective leadership at all levels. A team that has...

Process Safety As a Career Foundation

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 30, 2013
The foundation of one’s profession can have an exponential effect on the lifelong development of their careers. There may be no stronger launching...

Leadership Is Everyone’s Responsibility

Archived Webinar
Feb 20, 2013
This webinar discusses the “hidden leadership” opportunities that are woven into everyday roles, how to recognize these opportunities and take advantage of them.

Understanding Those Chemical Engineers!

Archived Webinar
Apr 18, 2012
Get an overview some of the basic principles of chemical engineering for use by other engineers as well as other disciplines that must interact with chemical engineers.

Polishing Your Technical Communication Skills

Archived Webinar
Nov 16, 2011
We improve our communication if we follow a problem solving approach for each of the four stages: prewriting, writing, polishing/revising and delivery. Learn about this approach.

Dining Etiquette in Asia

Archived Webinar
Jul 13, 2011
In this video you will learn about dining etiquette in Asia. Topics covered will be: place settings, when to begin your meal, honoring your host, salutations, and a host of other topics. Due to a recording error, the video screen appears at a reduced size. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Dining Etiquette in South America

Archived Webinar
Jul 11, 2011
Topics covered will be: place settings, when to begin your meal, honoring your host, salutations, and a host of other topics.

Dining Etiquette -- Europe

Archived Webinar
Apr 7, 2011
In this video you will learn about dining etiquette in various countries in Europe. Topics covered will be: place settings, when to begin your meal, honoring your host, salutations, and a host of other topics.

Successful Interviewing Techniques

Archived Webinar
Jan 21, 2011
This video will focus on what to do to make an interview successful. You will learn how to prepare for an interview, get extensive advice on what to do and not to do during your interview, and learn what steps to take following the interview.

How to Get a Job in a Small Company

Archived Webinar
Jan 20, 2011
This video will give you lessons on how to target small companies, where to network, and what you need to do to be prepared to tackle your job search and interview.

The Tic-Tac-Toe of Strategic Planning with TRIZ

Archived Webinar
Jun 16, 2010
This webinar demonstrates several of these lines of evolution and shows how using them in a simple 9-Box structure can provide insights into competitive activities, strategic planning, and technology forecasting.

Effective Communication Based Leadership Skills to Lead a Voluntary Organization

Archived Webinar
Jun 5, 2010
Effective communication leadership skills are necessary to lead a voluntary organization. True leadership is interrelated to management skills and applicable in voluntary organization as well as other type of business organizations. The increasing diversity of multicultural, voluntary organization...

Communicate with Power, Tone up Your Skills

Archived Webinar
Dec 2, 2009
This webinar presents ways to tone up your skills by organizing your thoughts and messages to be most effective in this age of fast communications.

TRIZ: Patterns of Invention and Resolving Engineering Contradictions

Archived Webinar
Oct 28, 2009
This webinar provides an overview and introduction to “TRIZ” (Theory of Inventive Problem Solving”), a “left brained” problem solving process based on patterns of invention in the global patent literature. As opposed to “right brained” approaches such as brainstorming, CPS, and DeBono techniques,...

Dealing with Difficult People

Archived Webinar
Aug 5, 2009
In this webinar, Professor Douglas Ludlow shares his insight and advice about how to deal with difficult people.

Six Sigma for Chemical Engineers

Archived Webinar
Jul 8, 2009
This short introduction to the basics of Six Sigma highlights the most important features of this methodology and summarize the major variants in use by industry. The main part of the webinar focuses on Six Sigma protocols and tools that are most useful for the practicing chemical engineer. This...

Networking and Connecting for Chemical Engineers

Archived Webinar
Jun 10, 2009
A key characteristic distinguishing many who are highly effective in a work setting is the ability to connect with others, to network. This is true whether considering job transition or progression within an organization. This session explores networking and connecting, looking at why it is...

The 534 Method: How to Think Innovatively and Generate New Ideas

Archived Webinar
Mar 10, 2009
This fast-paced and idea-filled webinar will be fun to participate in and help you think in new dimensions. The 534 Method is about how to think with even more creativity. Creativity is defined as: “A change in the established way of doing things.” Today the operative word is “change”—political...

How to Find Your Inner Inventor

Archived Webinar
Jul 15, 2008
Learn about your “Inner Inventor”, and find ways to recognize, tune in, and enliven your creative genius. Discover how, when you are working at your best, you have the greatest possible access to knowledge, insight, problem solving, and creativity. This powerful state can produce remarkable results...

How to Write Reports for Management

Archived Webinar
Jun 10, 2008
Your project is finished and you are ready to draft your report. Your mind is full of topics to cover and details to include. As you start the outline, you still haven't decided how to write the report. How will you start your story? What will your first sentence say? How will you share with your...

Networking: A Lifetime Exercise

Archived Webinar
Dec 9, 2007
Networking is defined as a supportive system of sharing information and services among individuals and groups having a common interest.” This essential seminar will show you how to effectively and politely network to meet your individual goal and aspirations, both professionally and personally.

Listen Up!

December
2017
Career Catalyst
Bruce D. Smith, Nikki Bishop
It may seem easy, but good listening requires effort and practice. Follow these tips and learn to listen like a pro.

Boost Your Career by Sticking to Your New Year’s Resolutions

December
2017
Career Corner
Loraine Kasprzak
December is here, and along with celebrating the holiday season, many of us are thinking about making New Year’s resolutions. If you are contemplating quitting smoking, losing weight, exercising more, or saving more money, you are not alone. These...

Moving Across the World in Your 30s

November 27, 2017
Ever longed to work abroad as a chemical engineer? Hear one chemical engineer's story of moving to Russia with her family for a multi-year opportunity.

Career Corner: Speaking Up in Meetings

October
2017
Career Corner
Loraine Kasprzak
Meetings are an inevitable part of the workweek for most of us. Whether it is a department staff meeting, senior executive briefing, or even an informal breakroom chat, we must interact with our coworkers, bosses, clients, and others. Knowing how to...

Career Corner: Cultivate Habits that Boost Your Productivity

June
2017
Career Corner
Loraine Kasprzak
We are surrounded by technology that is intended to help us boost our productivity. Email, cellphone apps, and video conferencing are just a few of the many technological improvements that should be helping us get more done in our workday.

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