Sometimes, relaunching one’s career means rejoining the workforce after a lengthy time away. Other times, as is the case with Shahla Chowdhury, joining Ingersoll Rand’s Engineering ReLaunch program means a chance to reshape a career.
In her former role, Chowdhury was as a university research associate and lecturer, where she said she “managed a 3D prototyping lab and led industrial projects.” She stepped away to raise her son, taking a two-year break from the work force. Once she felt comfortable her son was adjusting well to daycare, she began thinking about getting back what she “always enjoyed doing.”
Chowdhury recently joined Ingersoll Rand’s Engineering ReLaunch program, a specialized 12-week, paid professional “returnship” designed to help engineers restart their careers. She said she was attracted to Ingersoll Rand’s commitment to empowering women in engineering, as well as its reputation for sustainability, innovation and creating a productive work environment.
The program itself will provide professional development, mentoring, training, and networking -- while also allowing Chowdhury and her fellow trainees to receive hands-on instruction with Ingersoll Rand’s well-known brands like Thermo King, Trane, and others.
“The reLaunch program is a great opportunity for me to not only start back in a full-time engineering role, (but) the training I am getting through Ingersoll Rand and Thermo King is great and will definitely help to reshape my career path.
“The reLaunch program fit with my situation perfectly,” said Chowdhury, “so I felt it was a great opportunity to come back.”
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