Young Professionals

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.

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.

How to Start a Young Professionals Local Section

Archived Webinar
Jan 19, 2017
The AIChE Young Professionals Committee shares information on how a recent graduate from college or a young professional AIChE member can start an AIChE local section in their area. This webinar offers guidance, ideas and best practices for starting off a successful local section. If you are...

Working Abroad: A Discussion

Archived Webinar
Nov 10, 2015
Daniel Sujo and Experience Nduagu speak about their experiences immigrating for work, and share advice for those both working abroad or who have teammates from other countries.

AIChE® 35 Under 35 Award

At the 2017 Annual AIChE Meeting in Minneapolis, AIChE and the Young Professionals Committee (YPC) recognized and celebrated 35 outstanding young professional AIChE member

Happy Holidays from the AIChE Foundation

Thank you for your support. Your generosity has been the driving force to advancing the chemical engineering profession and positively impacting our global society. 

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.

AIChE 35 Under 35: Bioengineering

August 10, 2017

With support from the AIChE Foundation, AIChE and its Young Professional Committee (YPC) are honoring 35 notable young professionals under the age of 35. In this post, read interviews from winners in the category of bioengineering.

AIChE 35 Under 35: Energy

August 24, 2017

Meet three more winners of the AIChE 35 Under 35 awards and learn about their diverse work and backgrounds.

YPOV: Maintain Work-Life Balance as a New Parent

Emily Frangenberg
t is no easy task to meet deadlines and stay focused at work while battling the exhaustion of caring for a newborn. For chemical engineers who have demanding careers, it may never seem like the right time to start a family. Take comfort in knowing that many AIChE members have done it before and they are willing to share their experiences. Here are some tips for staying organized and effective at work as a new mom or dad.

AIChE ® 35 Under 35

Special Section
Elizabeth Pavone
AIChE and the Young Professionals Committee (YPC), with support from the AIChE Foundation, are recognizing these 35 outstanding young professional AIChE members with the AIChE 35 Under 35 Award because they have made significant contributions to the Institute and to the chemical engineering profession.

YPOV: The 35 Under 35 Award Winners: A Sneak Peek

Emily Frangenberg
A CEO. An attorney. Two company co-founders. Two senior process engineers. Twelve professors. They work for large organizations, public and private universities, and small startup companies. They hail from all over the globe, but they all have one thing in common: They are among the winners of AIChE’s inaugural 35 Under 35 Award.

Meet Nemoy Rau—Featured YP for November

November 15, 2012

Get to know more about this month's featured YP, including how he left a more traditional chemical engineering job in Houston to pursue a new career choice.

YPOV: Should You Pursue PE Licensure?

Emily Frangenberg
Becoming licensed as a Professional Engineer (PE) takes dedication. Having a PE after your name signals to employers and clients that you have competence in your field and helps set you apart from your competitors. Although the requirements to...

Peter Schwalbenberg

The AIChE Foundation caught up with Peter Schwalbenberg, AIChE young professional to discuss his profession, personal aspirations and involvement in the Institute.

You Got Your PhD, Now What? - Video Blog of the Annual Meeting's Best Non-Technical Session

October 20, 2011

Having a PhD does not mean you have to spend your whole career working in research. Experienced attendees discussed how they overcame the stereotype that PhDs are research workers and moved into leadership roles in industry. A Q&A session addressed career planning issues that new PhDs should consider when starting out in industry.

I captured some highlights of this session in the following videos:

YPs Tour Abita Brewery's "Green" Facility

April 25, 2014

A group of 25 Young Professionals took a break from the AIChE Spring Meeting to take a tour of the Abita Brewing Company in Abita Springs, LA, and learned more about the green engineering behind the brewery's operations.

Excel Tip #2: Master Selection, Copy, and Move

January 18, 2017
In the second installment of this series, we look at the frequently used Excel techniques of selecting, copying, and moving. Simple slip-ups in these common Excel operations can open your work up to major errors, but master them, and you can gain speed, efficiency, and more dependable spreadsheet calculations.

YPOV: Choose the Right PhD Program

Emily Frangenberg
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.

Podcast Series Speaks to Top Chemical Engineers

December 21, 2016

As part of AIChE's Doing a World of Good campaign, we recently interviewed three prominent chemical engineers to discuss various aspects of their careers, including some of their personal achieveme

YPOV: Happy Hour Etiquette: How to Behave at After-Hours Functions

Emily Frangenberg
The end of the year is fast approaching, which means countless office holiday parties are just around the corner. Attending a work holiday party or happy hour can be a fun way to engage and network with coworkers in a relaxed setting. However, if...

2012 LSLW Meeting Highlights

May 11, 2012

AIChE held the first annual Local Sections Leaders Workshop (LSLW) on the weekend of March 31 - April 1, 2012 at the University of Houston. The LSLW is a reorganization of the Leadership Development Conference that has been held in past years. Local Section Leaders from across the country came to Houston to develop as Local Section (LS) leaders.

Young Professionals Newsletter: September 2012

September 26, 2012

This edition of the YP Newsletter includes important information for Students and YPs traveling to the Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh at the end of October – Please read for details!

Young Professionals Share Annual Meeting Experiences

February 29, 2016
Hear from Dr. Anju Gupta, an assistant professor of chemical engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology, as she discusses her experience organizing an Annual Meeting session developed for Young Professionals new to academia.

Road Less Traveled: Postponing Your Career for a Graduate Degree

August 23, 2011

It's an age-old question: should you take a job and gain industry experience, or should you continue school to earn a master's degree or PhD? There's no one answer, because many factors are involved, such as how much you liked school, what level of salary you'll be satisfied with, and more.

Spring Meeting YP Programming: Preview

February 7, 2012

Young Professionals have a lot to look forward to at the 2012 Spring Meeting in Houston. Whether you are interested in technical topics or professional development, there will be a variety of sessions available for you. In addition, there will also be a whole topical focused on Process Safety for Young Professionals.

2012 Annual Meeting Recap

December 19, 2012

The 2012 Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh was another busy meeting for the Young Professional Committee (YPC). The conference started early for the group with most young professionals arriving on the Friday before the conference to help with the Annual Student Conference.


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