ESP Biography

DUC TRAN, American Institute of Chemical Engineers at UCSD

Major: Chemical Engineering

College/Employer: UCSD

Year of Graduation: 2019

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

AIChE at UCSD is an professional development organization that brings together undergraduate and graduate chemical engineering students and introduces them to employment and education opportunities post-graduation.

Each quarter, AIChE at UCSD invites industry representatives from a wide range of specialties (e.g. petroleum, alternative energy, biotechnology, nanotechnology, materials, semiconductor, and consulting) to speak at our seminars. At these seminars, representatives often speak about what their sector of industry does and explain the skill sets their engineers and scientists need.

If the company is close-by and allows it, we will also organize company tours for students to come see operations first-hand. Student feedback tells us that these seminars have been invaluable in providing a clearer picture of what each company does as it applies to the skill sets they learn in class.

Past Classes

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How to Survive College 101 in Splash Spring 2018
Let's say you were the president of the biggest organization in high school. Or maybe you graduated as valedictorian. Perhaps the only word that could describe your high school year was "success". Actually, it doesn't matter because you will find that college is a lot different than high school and that your success in high school might not apply to college. Most of the decisions that you will make during your first year in college will most likely define how your college experience will be. The independence to make your own choices and the numerous critical decisions that will define your future might be nerve-wracking to some students. But don't worry, in this class, we will go over some useful tips on how you can make the most out of your college experience, along with some insights from upperclassmen that have already gone through most of their college career.