This year’s IEEE-USA Future Leaders Forum, being held from 26 to 28 July at the University of Texas, Austin, promises to be a valuable resource for students, young professionals, and others who are looking for career advice. The themes for the event are Lead, Adapt, Empower, and Design.
At the Brand Yourself exhibition sponsored by IEEE Young Professionals participants will develop a short pitch—an elevator speech—to help them define what sets them apart from the competition. There will also be a professional photographer available to take three to five headshots; reservations are required.
In addition, Kevin Noertker, cofounder and CEO of aerospace startup Ampaire, will conduct a Q&A session on interviewing techniques.
Branding yourself is much more than promoting who you are. It’s also about who you are becoming and what you can offer the profession in your chosen field of interest. This includes showcasing the leadership skills you have acquired through IEEE volunteer activities such as proctoring for the IEEEXtreme programming competition, writing an article for Potentials magazine, or organizing a Young Professionals’ event.
Registration is still open. Use promo code FLFYP18 to receive US $75 off.
“I hope interested students and young professionals will get in touch with me about how they can serve and bolster their personal brand through IEEE,” says Lisa Delventhal, manager of the IEEE Young Professionals program.
Werth is a program specialist with IEEE Student Activities.
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