Career Questions tagged Chemical Engineering

Is taking a communications class necessary to excelling as an engineer in the work force?

I have to choose between taking or testing out of an oral communications class. Should I do it? #engineering #engineer #mechanical-engineering #robotics...

#chemical-engineering

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Logan Terheggen’s Avatar G. Mark Stewart’s Avatar Drew Peake, PE, DEE, DFE, CIH, CSP’s Avatar Ken Simmons’s Avatar +2
Active Oct 08 '18 at 01:47 PM

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Posted by Shaheer M.’s Avatar Shaheer M.
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Logan Terheggen | Assistant Engineer at Savannah River Remediation LLC In contrast to the others in the answers, I would not ...

How much calculus is needed for chemical engineering?

I am thinking about going into chemical engineering and was wondering how much calculus is needed because I loved doing it in high school and did very well and I want to know if it is heavy in the field....

#chemical-engineering

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Sandy Pettit’s Avatar Eric Watters’s Avatar Michael Trocchia PE, CPIM’s Avatar
Active Oct 14 '18 at 11:45 PM

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Posted by Tim L.’s Avatar Tim L.
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Sandy Pettit | Ph.D., P.E., F.SWE, Chemical Engineer Here is a sample class flowchart from the University of South ...

What is a typical day like for chemical engineers and how would it be different based on your graduates degree?

I want a general job description from a chemical engineer firsthand. #chemicalengineer #dailyroutine #jobdescription #engineer #chemical-engineering...

#engineering

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Sandy Pettit’s Avatar Saumya Agrawal’s Avatar Michael Trocchia PE, CPIM’s Avatar
Active Sep 17 '18 at 07:09 PM

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Posted by Anna C.’s Avatar Anna C.
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Sandy Pettit | Ph.D., P.E., F.SWE, Chemical Engineer I am not sure that there is such a thing as ...

What courses do you have to take/recommend taking in high school and college to become a successful chemical engineer?

As a rising junior I’m already taking 4 AP classes, including AP Chemistry, but I’m not sure if I should be taking AP Physics and AP Biology senior year to set up my path for becoming a chemical engineer. #chemicalengineer #highschoolcourses #AP #engineer #chemical-engineering #course-selection...

#engineering #classes #high-school

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Terry Coyne’s Avatar Sandy Pettit’s Avatar Michael Trocchia PE, CPIM’s Avatar
Active Jul 27 '18 at 10:40 AM

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Posted by Anna C.’s Avatar Anna C.
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Terry Coyne | Chemical Engineer (Retired) You are already ahead of the game by taking four AP ...

Is chemical engineering a good major?

I'm a CareerVillage staff member and I'm posting this because we know that many young people are looking for the answer to this question. This is among the most popular questions searched by youth, and we're hoping you will take a moment to share your response to it. Thank you! #college...

#engineering #chemistry #college-major #chemical-engineering

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Michael Trocchia PE, CPIM’s Avatar Logan Terheggen’s Avatar
Active Jul 27 '18 at 10:50 AM

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Posted by Alexandra C.’s Avatar Alexandra C.
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Michael Trocchia PE, CPIM | Supply Chain Director Yes it certainly is. I have had a long career as ...

What types of jobs are available for someone with a degree in chemical engineering?

I am currently studying toward the goal of an engineering degree and I want to pick the right career path for me. #engineering...

#chemical-engineering

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Michael Trocchia PE, CPIM’s Avatar
Active May 08 '18 at 11:58 PM

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Posted by Daniel O.’s Avatar Daniel O.
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Michael Trocchia PE, CPIM | Supply Chain Director What do you want to do?? Choose your interests and go ...

How an engineering graduate is different from other graduates in terms of job oppurtrnities?

I got this question from one of my peers, and got interested about finding its answer. #chemical-engineering #engineering...

#job-outlook

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Greg Roelofs’s Avatar Eric Torres’s Avatar
Active Jul 21 '18 at 04:17 AM

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Posted by Ari A.’s Avatar Ari A.
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Greg Roelofs | Software engineer, data infrastructure at LinkedIn The answer varies somewhat from decade to decade, but engineering (and ...

I'm a chemical engineering graduate and I hate this degree. I've always wanted to be a doctor and even after doing well at school, i was unable to get a place to study medicine. Now I'm stuck with this degree and I dont know what to do. Please help.

I initially chose chemical engineering as I thought that I could get into the pharmaceutical engineering side of the industry and I knew that they were sought after in the finance sector. Unfortunately my applications haven't worked out and there's no scope for chem eng in pharmaceuticals in...

#chemical-engineering #engineering #college #hospital-and-health-care #healthcare #medicine

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Spruce Cox’s Avatar Luis Col Sen MP, Ph.D’s Avatar Michael Trocchia PE, CPIM’s Avatar
Active May 24 '18 at 07:47 AM

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Posted by K N.’s Avatar K N.
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Spruce Cox | Retired Aerospace Engineer and Rocket Scientist Hey KN,I’m glad you asked this question as tough as it ...

What are the top colleges for a chemical engineering degree?

I've always wanted to go to Western, but they don't have my major. I've looked into other schools, and I was wondering if it was common knowledge what schools have the best chem. eng. degrees? #chemical-engineering #engineering #chemistry #science #college-major...

#college-advice

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Katie Burell’s Avatar Ken Simmons’s Avatar Simon Robson’s Avatar
Active Nov 20 '18 at 04:22 AM

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Posted by Katherine H.’s Avatar Katherine H.
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Katie Burell | North American Quality Management Director at ASR Group There are several different lists published year ranking various degrees. I've ...

What would be recommended if I was considering between majoring in biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, or mechanical engineering?

I have been struggling over my years of high school in determining which type of engineering I should pursue in college. #engineering #biomedical-engineering #chemical-engineering...

#mechanical-engineering

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Peter Sturtevant’s Avatar Cheryl Caffrey’s Avatar Ken Simmons’s Avatar
Active Mar 29 '18 at 03:48 AM

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Posted by Leo M.’s Avatar Leo M.
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Peter Sturtevant | Retired Civil Engineer The most effective way to determine which branch of engineering is ...

Would an engineering career allow me to travel?

I am planning to major in chemical and biomedical engineering. Do these fields allow for a lot of remote work, which would let me travel frequently while on the job? Otherwise, do careers in those fields ever require much on-site work in other countries? #engineering...

#leisure-and-travel #chemical-engineering #biomedical-engineering

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Ani Rekulapalli, ASA’s Avatar Simon Robson’s Avatar Jayavignesh Arivalagan’s Avatar
Active Nov 05 '18 at 02:59 AM

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Ani Rekulapalli, ASA | Manager, Deals - Tangible Asset Valuation at PwC ... Yes, it depends, but an engineer career would allow you to ...

How versatile is a double-major in biomedical and chemical engineering?

I know I enjoy chemistry and have a general affinity for math and science. However, I have a lot of broad interests, including possibly working in medicine or computers, and want to avoid closing doors (or needing to change majors). My school has a specific program that makes this dual degree a...

#indecisive #engineering #chemical-engineering #biomedical-engineering

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Active Mar 19 '18 at 01:05 AM

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Posted by Sage A.’s Avatar Sage A.
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Jayavignesh Arivalagan | Chemical Process Engineer Chemical engineering is fairly broad, you can work in the petroleum ...

What is the best major to go for stem cell/tissue engineering?

My end goal is stem cell and tissue engineering, but I don't know which major is best for me to take and learn the most for it. I've researched for a while now and have gathered that I can choose from ChemE with Bio electives, Materials Science, or Bioengineering. I just want to work in...

#biology #chemical-engineering #materials-science #college-major #stem #stem-cells #tissue-engineering #bioengineering

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Matthew Burkhardt’s Avatar Elham Maroufyan’s Avatar
Active May 18 '18 at 04:16 PM

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Posted by Ellie B.’s Avatar Ellie B.
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Matthew Burkhardt | iPSC-based drug discovery Ellie,I would point you more in the biology, physiology, or molecular ...

How difficult would it be for someone like me to get into a really competitive school?

I have recently been looking into Stanford and it literally looks like the college of my dreams. Great looking campus, low student to faculty, small student body, etc etc. But my question applies because at my high school, I am class rank #1/530ish with a 4.0 unweighted GPA along with a decent...

#chemical-engineering #stanford #food #college-admissions #competitive #weightloss #admissions #engineering #transformation

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Matthew Armes’s Avatar Peter Sturtevant’s Avatar
Active Mar 15 '18 at 12:08 AM

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Posted by Antonio R.’s Avatar Antonio R.
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Matthew Armes | Academic Counselor, University of Pennsylvania Antonio,Thanks for posting this question. I hope many other students will ...

What classes should I try and attend to in high school if I am intrested in Chemical Engineering?

I'm about to be a freshman in high school, and I have been thinking about what classes and electives I should take if I eventually want to be a Chemical Engineer or Environmental Engineer. Or what colleges I should eventually try and apply to if I want too pursue that career. Do you have and...

#chemical-engineering #environmental-engineering

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Eric Watters’s Avatar Jayavignesh Arivalagan’s Avatar Donald Windeler’s Avatar
Active Oct 26 '18 at 05:11 PM

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Posted by Lisette L.’s Avatar Lisette L.
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Eric Watters | Director, Compliance and EHS Lead at Pfizer Hi Lisette - My undergraduate degree was in Chemical Engineering.  Later when ...

What's the most difficult or unexpected aspect of a career as a chemical engineer or materials scientist?

I'm incredibly fond of the idea of melding my interests in both chemistry and engineering/experimental work, and I'm interested in what the challenges of these fields might be, or how they might differ. #engineering #chemical-engineering...

#materials-science

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Active Apr 02 '18 at 10:15 AM

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Posted by Amanda N.’s Avatar Amanda N.

Beyond maintaining good grades and high work quality, how can I stand out to future employers while in college?

I’m a senior going into either chemical engineering or materials science and a hope to work my way up to a degree in nanotechnology. My ideal career field is going to de extremely competitive, and I want to do everything I can to secure a career that I’ll enjoy. #stem #material-science...

#chemical-engineering

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Victoria German’s Avatar Lori Brown’s Avatar Amber Steeves’s Avatar
Active Aug 23 '18 at 04:11 PM

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Posted by Emilee F.’s Avatar Emilee F.
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Victoria German | Sr. Mgr. Ntwrk Security & HSO Member Hi Emilee, This is a great question. Grades and high quality ...

How competitive is the chemical engineering field?

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Active Feb 14 '18 at 12:42 AM

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Posted by Sebastian W.’s Avatar Sebastian W.
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Terry Coyne | Chemical Engineer (Retired) While I can't speak from recent experience because I graduated as ...

How important is a minor or double major when applying for a job?

Looking ahead at different classes offered it'd be relatively easy to major in ChemE and minor in mathematics or biochemistry. I'm wondering if this would look better than being more involved in school clubs or the like. #engineering #chemical-engineering...

#career-paths

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Spruce Cox’s Avatar Anthony Wayne Varner’s Avatar Sandy Thomas’s Avatar
Active Aug 22 '18 at 11:37 AM

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Posted by Braeden C.’s Avatar Braeden C.
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Spruce Cox | Retired Aerospace Engineer and Rocket Scientist Braeden,This is a good question because you’re asking for relative value ...

How do you find the right internship at a career fair?

Trying to plan ahead to finding an engineering internship in college and wondering how you sort through all the options. All tips appreciated. #engineering #chemical-engineering...

#career-planning

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Simon Robson’s Avatar Anisha Mathur’s Avatar
Active Feb 09 '18 at 10:21 PM

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Posted by Braeden C.’s Avatar Braeden C.
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Simon Robson | Retired Engineering Manager with limited consultation Find an engineering, construction or a manufacturing company. See how each ...

What kind of experience is the best to seek out in college?

Many colleges brag about their co-op, research, and internship opportunities for students. Are any of these better than the others? I am interested in chemical engineering, and would like to know what I should seek out during my time in college. #chemical-engineering #engineering #internships...

#research

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Active Mar 16 '18 at 02:15 AM

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Posted by s W.’s Avatar s W.
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Peter Sturtevant | Retired Civil Engineer A research internship with a professor at your college would be ...

Is chemical engineering a career for me?

I love problem solving, and as an individual being challenged is simply a great thing in my mind. If I ever run into issues, I will try and reach out to both my individual mind and my peers in order to be able to further advance with a concept. As a high school student, I loved my chemistry...

#chemical-engineering #business #engineering #weight-loss #chemistry #right-career #rightjob

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Srujana Lam’s Avatar Ken Simmons’s Avatar Katie Burell’s Avatar
Active Aug 04 '18 at 07:40 AM

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Posted by Antonio R.’s Avatar Antonio R.
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Srujana Lam | Mass Spectroscopist | Organic Chemist Hi Antonio,Chemical engineering could be a career for you, but if ...

Which major should I study in a university if I want to work in cosmetics engineering company?

I’m not sure which one should I choose between chemical engineering and biomedical engineering. I have the ambition to make my own cosmetic engineering company. Which engineering major is the best to take for the one who wants to work in a cosmetics engineering company?#chemical-engineering...

#cosmetics #college-major #biomedical-engineering

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Active Jan 19 '18 at 06:51 PM

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Posted by Sam P.’s Avatar Sam P.
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Lokesh Sood | Executive- production #chemical engineering

How to manage your time in school?

How to plan out activities and keep up with the school work?...

#chemical-engineering

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Lori Brown’s Avatar Michael Trocchia PE, CPIM’s Avatar Logan Terheggen’s Avatar
Active Dec 03 '17 at 12:09 AM

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Posted by willie L.’s Avatar willie L.
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Lori Brown | Facilities Integrity Engineer at ExxonMobil I will add to Logan’s suggestion about Google Calendar that there ...

Chemistry vs Chemical Engineering

What are the pros and cons for majoring in each? How to choose one over the other? What jobs can I pursue with each? Can I switch from each? How? Graduate options? Any other advice on choosing one as a major. #chemical-engineering #chemistry #choosing-a-major #chemicals...

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Michael Trocchia PE, CPIM’s Avatar Andrew Tran’s Avatar Farukh Naqvi’s Avatar
Active Aug 26 '17 at 01:30 AM

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Posted by Wrayzene W.’s Avatar Wrayzene W.
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Michael Trocchia PE, CPIM | Supply Chain Director Chemists work on a lab scale, Chemical Engineers work on an ...

Job opportunities in the chemical engineering field?

i am looking into a career in chemical engineering. what are the major cities that have employment opportunity's in this profession? what is the median salary for this profession? #engineering #career-counseling #chemical-engineering #chemical-engineer #financial-planning...

#career-details

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Simon Robson’s Avatar Gloria Benson’s Avatar Michael Trocchia PE, CPIM’s Avatar
Active Aug 15 '17 at 12:44 PM

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Posted by shamel H.’s Avatar shamel H.
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Simon Robson | Retired Engineering Manager with limited consultation Chemical engineers are used in many industries besides industrial chemical manufacturing. ...

Does a Chemical Techicians or Chemical Enginer need to relocate or travel?

I'm doing a paper in my carrier exploration class and I have been having little difficultly at finding my answer "Does a chemical technicians or chemical engineer need to relocate or travel?". Every time I look it up on google,Bing, and yahoo answer it would give me the same...

#career-details #chemical-technicians #chemical-engineering

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Active Aug 15 '17 at 12:48 PM

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Posted by Alex W.’s Avatar Alex W.
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Debby Callenius | Administration at Chemicals Company Chemical technicians and/or engineers do HAVE to relocate. But at most ...

Can someone offer me insights of chemical engineering?

I'm still debating between the fields of mechanical and chemical engineering. I wasn't quite familiar with chemical engineering, but I feel like it is a very interesting field. I have a ton of questions about chemical and mechanical engineering that would really help me be more insightful...

#mechanical-engineering #engineering #career-details #chemical-engineering #financial-planning

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Active Sep 23 '17 at 09:06 PM

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Posted by Britney Y.’s Avatar Britney Y.
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Jayavignesh Arivalagan | Chemical Process Engineer Course rigor is medium to difficult for both degrees depending on ...

Are more innovative jobs available in chemical engineering or computer science during college? What can/should I do in high school to work toward each job?

I am a high school junior and I love the way I get to think in my chemistry class, but I also love engineering and making things with code. I am trying to decide on a major for college. #computer-science #engineering #chemistry #chemical-engineering...

#career-details

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Shannon Kung’s Avatar Ani Rekulapalli, ASA’s Avatar Joseph Fontes’s Avatar
Active Nov 13 '18 at 04:23 AM

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Posted by Shefali Q.’s Avatar Shefali Q.
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Shannon Kung | Performance Engineer at Barclays Hi Shefali, Both chemical engineering and computer science have plenty of ...

How to make a good first impression during a job interview?

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Poonam Kherde’s Avatar Sam Seldon’s Avatar Caroline Velasquez’s Avatar Larry Heim’s Avatar +3
Active Feb 09 '18 at 05:31 AM

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Poonam Kherde | Executive at CRB Tech Solutions Pvt. Ltd. 1. SMILE:You would prefer not to try too hard, however, think ...

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