December 11, 2020
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)
- 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.