The Chemelot Young Professional Sessions (CHYPS) are organized by the Young Professional board but who are we and what do we do? In the next few weeks the members of the board will introduce themselves.
Who are you?
My name is Carlo Geijselaers, 29 years old, and I have a bachelor’s degree in organic chemistry from Zuyd University in Heerlen.
What do you do?
I work at SABIC as a chemist in both Oxygenates and Naphtha cracker areas. Here I am involved in testing and development for new catalysts for the methanol business, as well as mitigating fouling issues within the crackers in Geleen.
Why the YP board?
When I heard there was an opportunity to join the YP board, I jumped at the opportunity to both connect myself to other young professionals on the campus, as well as help my peers do the same. This because I believe that not only it can be of great help to you in your career, but also because it can greatly increase the feeling of community on our campus. This in the end will lead to happier people and more opportunities for innovating together.
What do you think are the right tips & tricks for young talent at campus?
There is an incredible richness of knowledge and experience present on our campus and the surrounding site. Do not be afraid to reach out to older colleagues, experienced members of the brightlands community, or other companies that might be able to help you. You might find that any of them have the knowhow and are willing to give you a push to where you need to go.
How do you see the future?
In the media we are constantly bombarded with the problems of tomorrow, global warming, sustainable food production, plastic waste, etc. Due to the strong combination we have on this site of knowledge, talent and drive, I believe that we can turn these problems into opportunities. As a whole, I believe our campus can and will be an important contributor to the solutions of tomorrow.
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