Chemical Engineering Alumni Profile: Jen Chen ’16

Name: Jen Chen

Current Job Title/Industry: Quality Operations Supervisor, Estee Lauder Companies / Cosmetic Industry

Major at SU: Chemical Engineering

Minor: Exercise Science, Dance

Graduation Year: 2016

Why did you chose to be part of the Syracuse University family?

I chose SU initially for how pretty the campus was but then I fell in love with SU for everything they had to offer.  Let’s be honest, a Chemical Engineering curriculum is not the easiest to accomplish but what made it attainable was the support you have from the faculty, staff and, most importantly, your peers.  I was attracted by the architecture but fell in love with the people.

Were you part of any clubs or organizations on campus?

  • Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE)
  • Pathfinders
  • Career Ambassadors
  • Off-Campus and Commuter Services – Community Ambassador
  • Resident Advisor for Summer Start
  • Study Abroad Hong Kong

Advice for incoming freshman?

Take every opportunity to try new things.  You never know what you might find.

If I could go back, I would have studied abroad more or taken the opportunity to do so over the summers as the programs are well organized and there are so many places to go.