Chances are you know someone who works in one of IEEE’s fields of interest or is studying engineering in college. Either one could benefit from being an IEEE member. So why not consider buying a year of membership for that person as a gift?
IEEE helps members stay current in their chosen profession. This includes giving them access to the industry’s leading source of technical information—the IEEE Xplore Digital Library—and by keeping them informed of conferences in their field. They also can keep up to date by joining or volunteering for one of IEEE’s 39 technical societies. The societies provide countless networking opportunities, as do groups such as IEEE Young Professionals and IEEE Women in Engineering. And just last year, the organization launched IEEE Collabratec, an online platform that offers a suite of tools people can use to network, collaborate, and create.
IEEE student membership offers experiences both on and off campus. Many leading engineering universities have active IEEE student member groups that hold events such as talks by leaders from high-tech companies, coding competitions, and engineering projects to help the local community. And IEEE’s career tools, including its mentoring program and a service that can help you build a résumé or CV, can help students get a career head start.
If you’re already an IEEE member, you can earn up to US $15 for every new member you recruit. See the IEEE Member-Get-a-Member program’s website for details.