Good communication skills are essential for career success. Improve your writing skills with these free, online resources.… More »
Gwen Higgins is a writer and analyst with more than 10 years of industry experience. Her credentials include a professional engineer designation, an Associate of Science, a Bachelor of Applied Science in chemical engineering and commerce, and experience in management accounting. In warmer months, the Higgins family lives off the grid in a solar-powered cabin.
Everyone has heard the phrase "buy low, sell high," but price is only one of many factors to consider when choosing a stock. You can make an informed decision for yourself by analyzing a company's background data. Fundamental analysis takes… More »
Society has been using paper for hundreds of years, and today, most paper is produced in large manufacturing plants. These pulp and paper mills use water, energy and chemicals to process wood into paper pulp and final products like tissue, paper towels… More »
Unless you work in a courtroom, writing out meeting minutes word-for-word is not necessary. Here's how to capture the essential information and successfully communicate it to others. To save even more time, fill in a meeting summary template while the… More »
Writers and artists frequently worry about loss of their work to plagiarism or pirating. Fortunately, copyright law provides protection for written works, plays, choreographed works, architecture, sculptures, graphic works, sound recordings and music,… More »
A contract is an essential prerequisite to any engineering project, large or small. The contract serves as formal documentation of the agreement entered into by the people involved. A proper contract provides protection for both parties in the event of… More »
Although starting salaries are high and career paths plentiful, newly graduated chemical engineers are scarce. Only 0.3% of baccalaureate degrees were for chemical engineering in 2008, and statistics have not changed much in North America. … More »