I’m graduating next spring with a BS in Chemical Engineering. The possibility of rotting in a cubical somewhere 1000 miles from the beach is starting to become too real, so I figured I’d take a shot in the dark here. Does anyone know of, or work for, a company that hires chemical engineers and is near surf?
I’m mostly looking for an internship for this summer right now. I've done the career fair/cold call/apply online routine but no one’s biting. My resume looks like a decade of ocean rescue life guarding, 4 years of collegiate surf team vice president and team captain, and some back yard shaping experience. I'm capable of doing the work and my gpa is good but I’m guessing job recruiters think I’m more of an employment risk than the kids who spent the last 5 years in the library. So any ideas or leads or job connections? Thanks for the help!
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Thread: Career Advice
Jan 25, 2014, 05:04 AM #1
Jan 25, 2014, 06:56 AM #2
Bro. You seen how this forum's been behaving lately? And you ask for life direction? What university are you coming from, they're not helping? Depending on your grades, your bio sounds good. If that's the case, you've got better mentors than a virtual reality show starring surfers and even more non-surfers.
Jan 25, 2014, 10:35 AM #3
Vero beach, It,s a London based group called Syngenta/ Novartis. 5 miles from the beach. Look them up. Idk much about your field of study but that's what they do.
Jan 25, 2014, 11:32 AM #4Senior Member
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Jan 25, 2014, 12:34 PM #5
Titan Cement, General Electric, Corning, ppd ......come on down, we got room for another guy in the line up.
Jan 25, 2014, 12:41 PM #6
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hey man im pretty similar to you minus the surf team haha. ive lifeguarded for about 6 years now too. bet that was fun. anyway, i am about to graduate with a BS in Earth and Environmental Sciences and have been looking for stuff close to the ocean as well. keep branching out. ask anybody and everybody you know. hell try going abroad if you have to. if you want to grad school and it sounds like you can, go for it. and if anything else fails, being a lifeguard still kicks ass
Jan 25, 2014, 01:13 PM #7
Go straight to northern New Jersey. Lots of chemical plants up there. Probably even get to surf Belmar fairly often. You'll have that surfers' dream life.
Jan 25, 2014, 01:16 PM #8
whatever you do do not move away from the coast you will regret it for the rest of your life just sayinggood luck
Jan 25, 2014, 01:52 PM #9
Then there's always the RTP area, you'd have to hide from a Chem engineering job up there. I personally hate the Raleigh area, but maybe less than 2 hrs from the beach would be ok with you. Oh yeah, Obama recently announced NCSU is to head a $70 million public/private partnership with a bunch of tech and science companies--maybe there's something in that for you?
Jan 25, 2014, 01:53 PM #10
I hear rcarter has a room he'll rent you!