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Design and Project Engineer, Corus Process Engineering

Mark Dixon graduated with a MEng in Mechanical Engineering with Management from The University of Liverpool in 2006. Soon afterwards, in July 2006, he was lucky enough to land a job with Corus Process Engineering. He is primarily involved with design projects in the steel industry, in particular the area of continuous casting: this is a refinement of the casting process to achieve the continuous high-volume production of metal sections.

Electronic Engineer Trainee, Transport for London (TfL)

Firas Al-Tahan, 23, is a graduate electronic engineer trainee working in the directorate of traffic operations at Transport for London.

Entry-Level Scientist

Want to be a research scientist? Take a look at a typical day for an entry-level scientist for a biotech company.

Entry-Level Scientist in Biotech

What are your responsibilities? In my job, I investigate the solid form of a compound or active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) to see the way its molecules are arranged.

Manufacturing/Operations Manager, Biotech Company

Read about a day in the life of a manufacturing/operations manager for a biotech company.

Newly Hired Insurance Actuary

See what a day in the life of a new insurance actuary is like.

Plant Engineer, Janssen Cilag

Dave Henderson, 25, works as a plant engineer in a tablet and capsule production facility.

Research Scientist, AstraZeneca

Theresa Humphries, 28, is a research scientist in the Medicinal Chemistry department. She spends most of her day mixing and heating chemicals to carry out reactions that form different drugs.

Bob Philip, _Assistant Vice President, Wells Fargo Insurance Services

Bob Philips is assistant vice president with Wells Fargo Insurance Services, Inc., in Columbus, Ohio. He has worked as a commercial insurance broker for 12 years, working as a client executive handling companies in a wide range of industries such as public entities, asset management firms, logistics, manufacturers, real estate investment trusts, etc. He is a senior producer with account responsibility handling various private, public entity, and publicly traded companies in the Columbus metro area.  He has worked for Wells Fargo Insurance Services (WFIS) for the last six years. Prior to WFIS, Bob worked as an independent insurance and risk management consultant and also worked for Marsh, an insurance broking and risk management company, for years in a similar role. In addition to current client responsibility, Bob is responsible for developing new business too, and has an annual new sale development goal as one of his major job responsibilities.

Office Manager, Insurance Agent’s Office for a Major Insurance Company

I began my career with my boss at a large insurance agency as a customer service representative when I was 18 years old. I’ve remained at the same agency for 19 years, working my way up from an entry-level position to the office manager. This occurred through on-the-job training, and a series of promotions. My intentions are to continue working for my boss until his retirement, which has yet to be determined.