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  1. Internships & Career Fair Brownbag September 16, 2013

  2. Meet the Speakers Helen Xu ’14 xuh@lafayette Matt Iassogna ’14 iassognm@lafayette Isaac Lavine ’14 lavinei@lafayette

  3. ExxonMobil Corporation:Evolution of Crude Oil/Natural Gas

  4. ExxonMobil Corporation

  5. ExxonMobil Chemicals Co.Summer 2012 • Houston, TX • Intern Projects: • Isoprene Optimization Model • Standardization of Global Pricing Parameter • How I Got the Internship: Information Session, Career Vault application, on-campus interview • Classes I Used: • Material and Energy Balances • + Unit Operations, Experimental Design II • Most/Least Favorite: • Integrated engineering problem, plant visits • Obstacle of knowledge succession

  6. ExxonMobil Corporation

  7. ExxonMobil Development Co.Summer 2013 • Houston, TX • Intern Project: • Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Engineering, Procurement, & Construction (EPC) Market Intelligence Study • How I Got the Internship: Interexchange Employee Database, phone interviews • Classes I Used: • My Econ Major • Most/Least Favorite: • Research-based project • Aimed for depth vs. breadth (typical of most intern projects) • Brought knowledge added to the department • Brute force research = isolation

  8. Intern Activities

  9. MCubed Technologies, Inc. 2012-13 • Location: • Monroe, CT • Type of industry: • Optics, Defense • Description of company: • Precision machining company specializing in low thermally expansive materials used for imaging and ultra-hard materials used in bullet-proof armor plating

  10. MCubed Technologies, Inc. (summer 2012) • How I got the internship: • Help wanted sign (seeking Chemical Engineers) • Other jobs: • Only job I really wanted, applied to Unilever, Sun and few others • What I did: • Research and Development for new product line

  11. MCubed Technologies, Inc. (summer 2012) • What I used from classes: • Natures of Materials basics and equilibrium tables • Favorite part of the job: • Doing the experimentation and writing my patent application • Least favorite part: • Three week processes had downtime that I needed to fill

  12. MCubed Technologies, Inc. (summer 2013) • How I got the internship: • Stayed in contact, re-applied and was accepted • Other jobs: • N/A • What I did: • Process Development for major product line

  13. MCubed Technologies, Inc. (summer 2012) • What I used from classes: • Problem solving methods • Favorite part of the job: • Doing tests, sitting in on meetings and presenting results • Least favorite part: • Dealing with customer service from other companies

  14. Booz Allen Hamilton – Summer 2013 • Headquartered in McLean, VA • Consulting and technology company • Government (primarily) and private sector contractor: • Defense • Cyber • Civil • SIG (Strategic Innovations Group)

  15. Booz Allen Hamilton • How did you get the job? • Online application • What other jobs you applied for • A number of ChE companies that came to campus • What you did • Technical programming role • What you used that you learned in classes • Teamwork skills, hard work skills, and some of the statistical concepts from Experimental Design

  16. Booz Allen Hamilton • Favorite part of the job? • Collaboration. Working together is crucial to success at Booz Allen • Flexibility. From a projects and a training perspective, you have freedom • Least favorite part of the job? • Communication issues due to location

  17. Navigating the Career Fair for a ChE • Visit http://careerservices.lafayette.edu/2013/06/14/annual-career-fair/ to see list of companies • Research each company so you are informed • Name & type • Locations • Internship & Job Opportunities • Good companies for ChEs (just some of the many) • ExxonMobil- Petroleum • Air Products- Industrial Gases • Linde- Industrial Gases • Johnson & Johnson-Healthcare products & Pharmaceuticals • Flowserve-Pumps, valves, etc. • West Pharmaceuticals-Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals • B.Braun-Pharmaceuticals

  18. What to wear

  19. What not to wear

  20. What to bring • Folder • Resumes (15-20) • List of companies you find interesting • Questions to ask • How established is the program? • What is the job? • What they like most and least about the company

  21. When you are there • Wait in line but be bold • Talk to everybody, don’t limit yourself to your preset list • Give your resume out • Network networknetwork

  22. After the fair • Send Thank You notes • Follow up with connections you made • Check the Career Vault for internship positions and interview schedules • http://lafayettecareervault.experience.com/experience/login

  23. GOOD LUCK!