Career Development

NSF Funding: Planting the Seeds of Innovation

September
2019
Career Catalyst
Emily Petruzzelli
The National Science Foundation (NSF) issues hundreds of grants every year to translate invention into impact. This article discusses some of the many NSF funding opportunities and profiles several organizations that have found success due, in part, to NSF funding.

Introducing the 2019 WISE Interns

August 12, 2019

Each year WISE interns go to Washington to explore how chemical engineers can use their technical knowledge to guide public policy.

Improve Your Negotiating Skills

August 9, 2019

How fast you advance in your career often relies on how well you negotiate. Hone your skills with these negotiating tips.

Networking Strategies to Propel Your Career

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 3, 2019
This presentation discusses various early career strategies to build business relationships with coworkers, clients, and vendors. Develop a strong...

Frontline Supervisors Are the Safety Culture

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 2, 2019
Frontline Supervisors Are the Safety Culture No other form of safety communication is more important than the casual, face-to-face communication...

"Just the Facts" a Bad Way to Communicate Process Safety

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 2, 2019
"Just the facts" a Bad Way to Communicate Process Safety The qualities making a person a good engineer are often the same qualities making them poor...
L to R: Austin Wright-Pettibone, University of Washington; Mena-George Basaly, City College of New York; Tomas Wesley Green of the University of Kansas

Introducing AIChE’s 2016 WISE Interns

August 19, 2016

Summer wouldn’t be summer without the tradition of the WISE (Washington Internships for Students of Engineering) program, which offers students across engineering disciplines the opportunity to exp

AIChE sends undergraduates to Washington, DC, each summer as part of the Washington Internships for Students of Engineering (WISE) program. This year’s interns were (from left): Kathleen Wu, Yale Univ.; Jill Schoborg, Iowa State Univ.; and Jami Summey-Rice, Univ. of Houston.

WISE Interns Complete DC Assignments

September 17, 2015

This summer, three chemical engineering students explored the interface between engineering and public policy as AIChE’s 2015 WISE (Washington Internships for Students of Engineering) interns.

Career Connections: Improve Your Negotiating Skills

August
2019
Career Connections
Loraine Kasprzak
August is prime time to enjoy a national favorite pastime — watching baseball. As you cheer for your team, recall that 25 years ago this month, Major League Baseball (MLB) players went on strike to protest salary caps imposed by owners. The 1994...

Speak So Your Boss Will Listen

July 3, 2019

Not a confident presenter? These speaking and presentation tips will help you deliver your point effectively.

June 2019 Featured Engage Discussions

June 28, 2019

Join other chemical engineers and students in conversations about becoming an entrepreneur, improving negotiating skills, setting summer goals, and more.

Hear from Former WISE Interns

June 25, 2019

Hear in a two-part podcast series how gaining an insider's understanding of government policy related to chemical engineering can change the course of a chemical engineer's career.

Stephanie Farrell: Featured LGBTQ+ Ally

August 22, 2018

As the staff liaison for AIChE's LGBTQ+ & Allies Initiative, I'm thrilled and proud to introduce long-term AIChE volunteer Stephanie Farrell as our first Featured Ally of our LGBTQ+ professiona

Gayle Gibson: Featured LGBTQ ChemE Professional

May 16, 2018

A Texas A&M graduate and newly retired engineer, Gayle discusses working in various areas at DuPont, including engineering design, plant improvement, and manufacturing as well as her experiences as an LGBTQ professional.

Career Connections: Speak So Your Boss Will Listen

June
2019
Career Connections
Loraine Kasprzak
Has this happened to you? You are halfway through a presentation — just getting to the important details — and you look at the audience and notice the senior vice president checking email and other executives looking politely bored.

Redefining Career Success

May 22, 2019

Having a clear definition of what success means to you will help you get the most satisfaction from your career.

WISE Program Reunion Part 1: Doing a World of Good

In this episode of the Foundation’s Doing a World of Good podcast, you'll meet six past participants of the Washington Internships for Students in Engineering (WISE) Program how the program has shaped their thinking about government and industry partnership.

It's Okay to Ask for Help

April 30, 2019

Asking for help has benefits beyond simply accomplishing the task at hand. Learning to accept help and delegate are important for success in work and life.

Career Connections: Redefining Career Success

April
2019
Career Connections
Loraine Kasprzak
In the 2015 comedy The Intern, Robert DeNiro plays a retired executive who re-enters the workforce as an intern to the CEO of an e-commerce startup. While DeNiro’s character was brave enough to reimagine his career at age 70 and become a successful...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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.

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