Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers University of Toronto Student Branch (IEEE UofT)
What is IEEE?
IEEE Stands for Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. You might have used IEEE Citation Style for your essay papers. In fact, IEEE is world’s largest professional organization. We are responsible for setting Industry Standards, hosting conferences and publishing research journal papers. There are currently 400,000+ members from 160 countries.
IEEE UofT Student Branch:
IEEE UofT has been serving students in the field of Electrical and Computer Engineering for more than 50 years. Here at UofT, our Student Branch provides professional development opportunities. We do so by helping students:
- expand their professional and industry knowledge
- explore various career path
- establish professional connections
There are three events we host every year:
- First is the Wine and Cheese – where students (existing and new), professors, alumni and our IEEE Team mix and mingle.
- Second is the PEY Panel – We bring in the director of Engineering Career Center, a senior manager from the industry as well as past PEY students to share tips and experience. For those of you don’t already know, PEY stands for Professional Experience Year, where students spend a year working after second or third year of their studies.
- Lastly we host Grad Talks, or Research Talks – Every year, we coordinate with a professor from each of the 8 research areas in ECE to host a seminar on the research conducted in his/her group. This is a great opportunity for students who are considering summer research or grad school to get an in depth look into their area of interests. Students can also get an understanding on the requirements and preferences before approaching the professors.
In addition to the three events we host ever year, we host additional events that are different every year. Last year, we hosted events such as PEO Licensing Seminar, which provides students with information on how to become a Licensed Engineer in Ontario. We collaborated with Women in Science and Engineering to explore careers in Law, Entrepreneurship and Film after graduation. We worked with ECE Leaders of Tomorrow to explore what is and how to become a leader. We also promoted events hosted by IEEE Parent Organizations and our Industrial Partners.
In addition to the events mentioned above, we also bring in special opportunities for our students. Last year, we hosted an one-day conference on Engineering Design and Entrepreneurship. We had speakers, panels, design competition, workshop and reception. 150 Undergraduate Engineering Students from across the province participated in this conference. Two of the top three prizes, valued at $1500 in total, were won by UofT teams.
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- Organization Type
- Recognized Student Group
- Campus Association
- St. George
- Areas of Interest
- Work and Career Development
- Renewal Date
- September 30, 2014
- Emily Miao
- Chair of Professional Development
- Yvonne Zhang
- Chair of Public Relations
- Michael Chai
- Executive Chair