Introducing the Early Career Community: Your Gateway to Success in Chemical Engineering

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AIChE is thrilled to unveil the launch of the Early Career Community (ECC), formerly known as the Young Professionals Committee. This transition marks an exciting new chapter in our commitment to empowering early career members within chemical engineering and related fields.

The ECC serves as a vibrant space where early career professionals, recent graduates, and those starting their career and graduate school journeys can connect, empower each other, and access valuable resources. It’s more than just a community – it’s your first home after earning your degree, providing a supportive environment for growth and learning as you navigate your career journey. The ECC offers unique opportunities, including fostering networking opportunities, facilitating problem-solving discussions, and offering fresh perspectives on career paths. Whether you’re seeking mentorship, expanding your network, or gaining insights into the field, the AIChE ECC is here to provide all that and more.

Member benefits

As an ECC member, you’ll have access to a range of benefits tailored to enhance your professional development. From curated technical content to networking events and leadership opportunities, the ECC offers resources to help you thrive in your career. Here’s a glimpse of what you can expect as an ECC member:
  • Networking Opportunities: Connect with peers via AIChE conferences, events, and .
  • Access to AIChE Leaders: Gain guidance from industry leaders to navigate your career path.
  • Curated Technical Content: Stay informed with articles, webinars, and newsletters tailored to your field.
  • Career Advancement: Take advantage of skills development opportunities and competitions.
  • Leadership and Volunteer Opportunities: Get involved in subcommittees to make an impact and grow your skills.
Joining the ECC means becoming part of a community passionate about chemical engineering that’s dedicated to supporting each other’s success. Whether you’re a recent graduate, a transitioning professional, or someone who wants to support others through the early stages of their careers, the ECC welcomes you.

Accepting applications through March 15

From Recruitment and Retention (R&R), Communications - Liaisons to Beer Brewing (ABBC), 3-Minute Thesis (3MT), and Programming there is an array of opportunities to get involved. Apply by March 15 for subcommittee chair and volunteer positions to shape the future of AIChE and make an impact within the community. 

Join the ECC at the 2024 AIChE Spring Meeting & 20th GCPS

At the 2024 AIChE Spring Meeting & 20th GCPS, the Early Career Community (ECC) program promises enriching opportunities for budding professionals:

Early Career Community (ECC) General Meeting

Sunday, March 24, 2024, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM CDT, Rm. 205 

Learn more about opportunities to get involved as a volunteer leader with the ECC.

Early Career Community (ECC) Mixer (ticketed event)

Sunday, March 24, 2024, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM CDT

Mulate’s, 201 Julia St, New Orleans, LA 70130 Meet your peers and mingle at this networking event.

Mastering the Art of Leadership at the Beignet Soirée – A Panel Discussion and Reception Sponsored by the ECC and the MGMT Division (ticketed event)

Tuesday, March 26, 2024, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM, Rm. 225–226 

This session offers insights and strategies for emerging leaders navigating the dynamic landscape of the chemical engineering industry.

Register now for the 2024 AIChE Spring Meeting & 20th GCPS or contact us to add a ticket to your existing registration.


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Excellent! Connecting Early Career Members to Local Sections helps. I recommend new members seek out the local section and get involved.