I am a recent graduate from a good US school and I have been applying nonstop for months while I wait for my OPT card. I understand that the job market for entry level positions in the US is hard, even for domestic applicants. However, I am hopeful that there are some positions that might consider me. Ones which US candidates shy away from for whatever reason. I am thinking that my OPT work authorization, which requires no work on my employer part for 3 years will serve as an "extended interview" where they can decide if I am worth going through the hassle of sponsorship or not.
I graduated with dual degrees in chemical engineering and chemistry, my GPA is 3.7 for both, I have an internship and two years of theoretical research. I have won multiple awards and I have some programming/data science background. I hope that this may set me apart for a company to feel like I am worth the investment/gamble.
I understand that I won't be picked up by Exxon, nor will I be able to find a job in Houston or any other vibrant location. That is all fine by me. I am willing to work in rural areas, less than ideal/hazardous work environments, tough work cultures, odd hours, rotating shifts, weekends/holidays, you name it. I just need a shot to prove myself.
Anyone have any recommendations, tips or ideas about how to search for companies that are willing to try out foreigners? Again, I will take anything, literally zero expectations from my side except that the position is an engineering position, and that I won't be underpaid.
I am a chemical engineering student currently interning with a top company in the energy industry. I will be graduating next May and so it’s possible that if they like me they could be extending a full time offer sometime at the start of the semester. I have been working towards this for a while, and in any other circumstance I would accept. However, due to circumstances i won’t go into online i am also looking into employment in Georgia, at a company where I could still develop applicable skills that could be used in the energy industry about 5 years from now. I have every intention of getting back into the energy industry, unless somehow that changes later on down the line.
I would like to work for the company I’m currently interning with in the future full time but I don’t want to turn them down if they extend me an offer without a plan in Georgia. I also think it would be a bad idea to accept the offer and then renege later on down the line. Im also afraid due to the popularity of my current company that i will never be able to find my way back in, especially since they prefer hiring people straight out of school as opposed to experienced hires. I know there are some decent companies in and around Atlanta but my commute to those places would be 45 minutes (without traffic). Outside of that I’m struggling to find somewhere I would be interested in working. Can anybody offer any advice? It appears to me there aren’t a whole lot of opportunities compared to other states.
It's been over 20 years since I graduated with my undergrad in ChE so please bear with me (I also shifted industries so never in practice). Is there a preferred sampling method to detect process shifts in, well my case, process temperature? I'm looking for something that cannot be consistently detected via SPC.
Hi all. I’ve recently entered the biotech industry and work with developing chromatography and filtration steps. I purchased a book on ultrafiltration in bio processing and it was fantastic I learned a ton about the underlying principles and theories. I am now beginning to focus more on the chromatography side of things and am wondering if anyone has recommendations for a great book. Thanks.
As I'm finishing with my thesis which will conclude my years as a ChemE student,I'm considering of taking some of the classes of these sites,before I search for a Master's Degree (or even better ,a job!).So I would love to hear your recommendations!
Things to know: Right now there is only industry in my mind,not research(Mainly because the universities in my country are...not in the best state).I did my internship in a pharmaceutical plant and I really liked courses like process control,project management.Also, I currently work on nanomaterials and semi-conductors ,trying to deal with water pollution(One of the applications),so anything close to that would be a great recommendation!
I really hope that you can enlighten me guys!Thank you!
P.S. I don't expect you to do all the search for me of course,I've looked into some programs,I just want a second opinion :)