2020–2021 ChBE Undergraduate Advisers:
To schedule a meeting please contact the adviser via email. They will be able to assist students who are considering the major but who have not yet declared.
At Rice, many resources are available to guide the undergraduate in making sound career choices. The university’s Center for Career Development connects students with potential employers through a network of contacts, events, interview hosting, etc. Here you will also find career advisers,résumé help and interviewing tips.
Chemical engineering students also will benefit from the experience and mentoring of the professors within the department. Each is committed to guiding and advising students to help them meet their full potential. Undergraduate students may work as part of a team that includes graduate students and postdoctoral researchers, who are also valuable resources in the process of discerning career direction.
Our alumni mentoring program provides an opportunity for students to interact on a casual basis with graduates that are currently working in a variety of academic and research positions. Interested undergraduates may choose from an available list of mentors based on the mentor’s biography and the student’s personal interests. Students/mentors arrange their interactions in different ways, such as phone or email conversations, meeting for a meal or other social occasion, or in the office or other professional setting. There is no requirement for a specific time commitment. Below are FAQs containing information that should be useful to college or high school students and anyone else interested in a chemical and biomolecular engineering career. Browse through these pages to find answers to the following questions:
You may also want to check the research interests of the department's faculty, if you're interested in working on a research project.