Full-Time Entry-Level Résumé

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123 W. College Ave., State College, PA 16802


Seeking an entry-level chemical engineering position, beginning in May 2017


B. S. in Chemical Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA    
Expected Graduation: May 2017 (Cumulative GPA: 3.78/4.00)


Process Engineer (Co-op), DuPont Chemical Solutions, Niagara Falls, NY
Spring/Summer 2014, Spring 2015

  • Teamed with plant personnel, vendors, and contractors to resolve problems in day-to-day plant operations in areas such as equipment maintenance, process flow, and process quality
  • Evaluated and maintained the efficiency of a dust collection system and reported performance problems to production supervisor
  • Coordinated training and start-up of a new card-access security system that served more than 250 employees
  • Managed all changes involved with the modification of an emissions monitoring system
  • Assisted with a ~$50K project to improve the reliability of an air compressor system

Manager, Whole Foods Market, Pittsburgh, PA
May 2012–August 2013

  • Worked 20–40 hours per week during the high school year and breaks; was promoted from cashier to front-end manager within a little more than a year
  • Organized and implemented training for six entry-level staff positions


  • PolyMATH
  • IronCAD    
  • ProPlan
  • HYSYS  
  • Mathematica    
  • French (fluent)


  • Secretary of College Affairs, Engineering Undergraduate Council
  • Mentor, Department of Chemical Engineering
  • Faculty and Student Relations Officer, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
  • Mentor, Engineering Career Mentor Program

Engineering Career Resources & Employer Relations

College of Engineering

117 Hammond Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4710

Phone: 814-863-1032