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After Graduation

The education and training of a chemical engineer is an excellent starting point for a variety of career paths. CBU chemical engineering graduates are contributors in a wide range of industries and professions. Historically, most chemical engineers begin their careers in one of the Chemical Process Industries, manufacturing areas where a chemical reaction is a central part of the manufacturing process. These include (Example companies are all recent employers of CBU students or graduates):

Chemicals – Commodity and Specialty
  • Buckeye Technologies
  • BASF
  • Buckman Laboratories
  • nexAir
  • Osmose
Consumer Products
  • L’Oreal Maybellene
Explosives

Fibers

Foods and Beverages
  • ACH Foods
  • Cargill Corn Milling
  • Fleischmann’s Yeast
  • Kellogg’s
Fuels and Energy
  • DCP Midstream
  • ExxonMobil
  • Memphis BioFuels
  • Valero Energy
Paints and Pigments

Pharmaceuticals
  • GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)
Plastics
  • AOC Resins
  • Lucite International
Pulp and Paper
  • International Paper
  • Packaging Corporation of America
Semiconductors and Electronics

Soaps
  • Marietta Corporation

Other chemical engineering graduates pursue careers with engineering services companies: organizations providing environmental (Ensafe), process management and control (Experitec), design (Lurgi), or other expertise.

Memphis’ strong presence in the distribution (FedEx) and medical device industries (Wright Medical, Medtronic) provide opportunities for more of our students and graduates.

Our graduates also pursue advanced degrees – in engineering (Georgia Tech, University of Memphis, University of Arkansas), health professions (Pharm. D, Palm Beach Atlantic University; M.D. , University of Tennessee), business (M.S., Engineering Management, University of New Orleans), and other fields.

2011:
  • Evergreen Packaging
  • Experitec
  • Fleischmann’s Yeast
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Grace Medical
  • Kellogg’s
  • Keystone Laboratories
  • neXair
  • Osmose
  • Ring Container
  • St. Jude
  • Valero
  • Wright Medical
2012:
  • Buckman Labs
  • Cummins MDC
  • Experitec
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Grace Medical
  • Kellogg’s
  • Lucite International
  • Marietta
  • Medtronic
  • neXair
  • St. Jude
  • Smith & Nephew
  • Soladigm
  • Solae
  • Valero
  • W.M. Barr
2013:
  • Bryce Corp.
  • Cummins MDC
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Lucite International
  • Marietta
  • Osmose
  • Smith & Nephew
  • Solae
  • Valero
  • W.M. Barr
  • Wright Medical
2014:
  • Cummins MDC
  • DuPont Health & Nutrition
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Jabil Circuits
  • Logical Systems, Inc.
  • Lucite International
  • Mimeo
  • Valero
  • W.M. Barr