Chemical engineering is an exciting field with opportunities in research and development, manufacturing, petroleum and paper. This guide offers the different things you should do during and after college to become a successful engineer. While in school, it's a good idea to be a student member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineer because it gives you the opportunity to interact with professional chemical engineers. Also, take the Principle and Practice of Engineering exam in chemical engineering during your senior year because it can place you in a higher salary range and allow you to work in more advanced chemical engineering position. In addition, it's best to take the Fundamentals of Engineering because it's required to become a chemical engineer. There are a lot more exams out there, however, they're not mandatory, but it may lead to greater success as a chem. engineer.