Making the Most of Your 20s: A CEO’s Checklist for Accelerating Your Career

In 1983, I graduated from the University of Michigan with a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering. My timing sucked. The U.S. was in a recession, oil prices had fallen 30%, and the job market for ChemE’s had declined even more. The career I had expected to pursue in synthetic fuels, following two great summer experiences, had evaporated.