Career Planning

Write a Résumé that Stands Out

February 6, 2018

Many struggle to write a résumé, but these pointers will make the process easier and help hone your image to match the job you seek.

CEP: News Update

February
2018
News Update
AIChE’s Initial Placement Survey: The Class of 2017 A new batch of chemical engineers entered the workforce in early summer last year. AIChE conducted its Initial Placement Survey in July 2017 to learn where those graduates were heading. Annual...

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...

YPOV: Write a Résumé that Stands Out

January
2018
YPOV
Kimberly Wilson
It tells your story, shares the skills you have acquired, and highlights your professional accomplishments. It is vital to helping you to progress in your career. But why is it so hard to put together a résumé? When applying for a job, you have to...

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...

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.

Law Careers for Chemical Engineers

Archived Webinar
Mar 4, 2015
Joshua Stowell discusses the different career opportunities that are available to chemical engineers who pursue careers as attorneys. He reviews specialty law fields for chemical engineers as well as the law school experience and the practice of law through the eyes of a chemical engineer.

Consulting/HSE

Conference Presentation
Southwest Process Technology Conference
October 10, 2014
Come hear experienced engineers in the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC); upstream; chemical plant operations; and manufacturing...

Engineering & Construction 101

Conference Presentation
Southwest Process Technology Conference
October 10, 2014
Come hear experienced engineers in the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC); upstream; chemical plant operations; and manufacturing...

Downstream

Conference Presentation
Southwest Process Technology Conference
October 10, 2014
Come hear experienced engineers in the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC); upstream; chemical plant operations; and manufacturing...

Upstream

Conference Presentation
Southwest Process Technology Conference
October 10, 2014
Come hear experienced engineers in the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC); upstream; chemical plant operations; and manufacturing...

AIChE Professional Support – Career Services

Archived Webinar
Feb 23, 2012
Whether you are getting ready to graduate with your chemical engineering degree, you are currently unemployed, or you are looking for a new technical challenge, learn about a number of tools AIChE has designed to support you in your job search.

Job Search Strategies

Archived Webinar
Oct 5, 2011
Searching for a job is usually a full time job. Job searches can be both voluntary and involuntary but usually involve the investment of a significant amount of time. Professor Wickramasinghe has worked both in industry and at different state universities. In this webinar he describes some of the...

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.

Progressing in Your Organization

Archived Webinar
Aug 19, 2009
You are beginning to establish yourself in your organization and now are ready to progress further, perhaps ready to take on additional responsibilities or move into a new role. What steps do you need to take to build a foundation for longer term success? Find the answers in this webinar with Dr...

What Does It Take To Be A Successful Consultant?

Archived Webinar
Jun 17, 2009
This webinar begins with a look at what independent consulting is. Not everyone has the same understanding or expectations for consulting, so success may be measured in different ways. As a consultant who has worked independently for more than ten years and served more than 120 different clients,...

Beyond the Resume: An Inside Look for Students at What Recruiters Really Think

Archived Webinar
May 19, 2009
This presentation is chockfull of tips and strategies for college students applying for internships or making the leap into the career world. Participants will learn how to make their resume a stand-out marketing tool, the power of networking and how to tackle interviews with confidence. In...

Job Derailment vs. Success: Advice for New Engineers

Archived Webinar
Mar 31, 2009
New engineers head off to their careers after graduation, all too often without any idea of what to expect. There is all this knowledge bouncing around in your head about unit operations, mass balances, thermodynamics, and so on, but no real guidance as to how to use it. The good news is that you...

Staying Career Fit in Turbulent Times

Archived Webinar
Mar 17, 2009
In focusing on our engineering or management responsibilities it is easy to forget about managing our own careers. This session will address career energizing steps including recognizing signals of change and being well prepared to move in new directions, which are core survival skills for today’s...

Job Hunting Strategies

Archived Webinar
Sep 9, 2008
Searching for a job can be frustrating and time consuming. Finding the ideal job depends on your situation, geographical preferences, personality, and many other things. It is of utmost importance that you become aware of your value to a potential employer. Further, it is important to continually...

Advancing from the Cubicle to the Corner Office

Archived Webinar
Aug 12, 2008
What does it take to advance in a career? How do you break through the glass ceiling - whether you’re a man or a woman – and move into positions of power and leadership? Deb Grubbe, Vice President, Group Safety and Industrial Hygiene for BP International, offers advice and wisdom, based on her own...

Advancing from the Cubicle

Archived Webinar
Oct 8, 2007
Learn how you can advance from the cubicle to executive through communication, positive perception, and embracing diversity and change. You will be given real world examples on building your skills to lead, advance and adapt to life & work changes. Develop a new, refreshed outlook on your...

Featured Engage Discussions: October 2017

October 24, 2017

Discussion central participants discuss why they become a chemical engineer, the purpose, of the instructional lab, describing the process safety profession to others, and more.

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: Tests Than Can Help You Reinvent Your Career

April
2017
Career Corner
Loraine Kasprzak
If you wake up most mornings thinking that you would rather be doing anything other than your current job, then it may be time to do something about it. Your skills and expertise as a chemical engineer are applicable to numerous engineering and STEM...
Cover of March 2017 CEP – Cover Feature: Work-Life Balance

March 2017 CEP Preview

March 13, 2017

This month's CEP Magazine looks at managing a healthy and enjoyable work-life balance, along with features on safely servicing relief devices and on improving production scheduling for increased energy efficiency, among many other topics.

Achieve Work-Life Balance

March
2017
Career Catalyst
Giselle Schlegel
Finding a balance between work and your personal life is critical to your happiness and well-being, as well as the success of your company.

Choose the Right PhD Program

January 10, 2017

Applying to doctoral programs can seem like a daunting task. But doing your research and staying organized can help you earn an acceptance letter from a quality school.

Career Corner: Dealing with Difficult Bosses

December
2016
Career Corner
Loraine Kasprzak
In the comedy Horrible Bosses , three friends who have been harassed, insulted, and terrorized by their bosses scheme to get rid of them permanently. Professionals who may have had a difficult manager or two may readily identify with the trio and...

Career Corner: Should You Get an MBA?

October
2016
Career Corner
Loraine Kasprzak
In the April 2016 column, I wrote about transitioning to a career in sales engineering if you are drawn to the business side of chemical engineering. But what if you aspire to a senior management role or want to combine your technical smarts with...

2015 AIChE Salary Survey

June
2015
Salary Survey
Chemical engineers continue to earn more than the average U.S. worker. The median salary of survey respondents is $127,000 — a 5.8% increase over the median reported in 2013. This is an expanded version of an article that appeared in the June 2015 issue of Chemical Engineering Progress.

Is a Nontraditional ChemE Career for You?

September 15, 2015
A chemical engineering degree makes you more than ready for a wide variety of careers, including those that are usually considered nontraditional.

A New Norm for the PhD Workforce?

November 20, 2015
Increasing number of young professionals pursuing PhDs far outstrips the number of tenure-track faculty positions available, making an academic career the exception today rather than the rule.

Closing Chemical Engineering's Leadership Gender Gap

September 30, 2016

I’m always surprised when I attend a chemical industry event and the audience is predominantly male, or when I’m looking for CEOs to interview for CEP’s Leadership Q&A column and find mostly me

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