Scholar Profile

Jaylen Taylor

Voted Most Likely To:

Illinois Institute of Technology, Class of 2016

Currently Working As:
Water Chemist II, City of Chicago, Dept of Water Management

What do you love about your job?
Although I am at the beginning of my career, I love the challenges that I have already been presented to me, and love that I am able to contribute to their resolutions . I love that I am giving back to society by ensuring the water quality for millions of people in my area. Lastly, I love the growth potential that is available for many of us in the near future.

What has been the most exciting part of your career so far?

What would you tell yourself at age 18?
I would tell myself to not worry too much, make many mistake, learn from them and to keep pushing forward rewards are on the horizon. Also apply to all positions no matter what the experience level they say they would like. Know how to market yourself!!!! Lastly, you got this!!!!

How has ACS Scholars impacted your life and career?
Being awarded the scholarship helped with succeeding through college. Also the requirement to get a mentor helped me reach out to many people and build relationships that has been very fruitful for my life.