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IEEE-USA’s Career Programs for Students and YPs (Part 1)

By Brendan Godfrey and Amritesh Rai

In today’s crowded multimedia metaverse, it can be difficult to find trusted sources of useful information to help you along your chosen career path. We encourage students and YPs to discover the value of IEEE-USA’s career programs, including career webinars, E-books and IEEE-USA InSight, to name just a few resources. Below, we’ll drill down a bit on the aforementioned programs (as well as a couple of others), but we encourage you to visit to learn how to take full advantage of all that IEEE-USA offers.

Career Webinars

IEEE-USA’s webinars cover a wide range of topics, including job search strategies, financial literacy, the value of licensure, leadership, intellectual property, networking, resume writing, among others. Some of these topics may or may not be on your radar right now… but maybe they should be. The webinars are only an hour long, and they are free to attend. IEEE-USA hosts two webinars every month, simulcast live on YouTube, Facebook and LinkedIn. Q&A is encouraged at the end of every webinar, and connecting with subject matter experts is at your fingertips. The full list of upcoming and archived webinars can be found at:

IEEE-USA’s monthly Washington Updates also provide a Washington insider’s perspective on the tech policy and regulatory issues that are affecting your career — now and in the future. If it is important to us, it is probably important to you.

E-Books and Audiobooks

IEEE-USA publishes 12 E-books and 6 audiobooks a year, covering career topics, biographical histories, STEM education, and an assortment of other topics. Particularly noteworthy are 24 short biographies of women in engineering, highlighting the challenges and accomplishments of these outstanding engineers; as well as other series on career transitioning, creativity, critical thinking skills, and engineering activities for the classroom. IEEE-USA’s catalog even includes a handful of STEM-oriented comic books and Manga (produced by the IEEE Japan Council Student Activities Committee)! These and hundreds of other titles are available FREE to IEEE members at:

IEEE-USA’s produces audiobook versions of select IEEE-USA E-Books, and all are available FREE at


IEEE-USA’s tagline is “Building Careers & Shaping Public Policy,” and as IEEE-USA’s flagship publication, IEEE-USA InSight covers a wide range of topics, including career tips and strategies, soft skills development, public policy issues, leadership tactics, innovation, licensure & registration, engineering history, and more. Articles are short, easy to digest, and as always, feedback is welcome and discussion is encouraged. You can find out more about how to submit an article for possible publication in IEEE-USA InSight here.

E-mail Newsletters

Readers can stay on top of IEEE-USA’s news, programs and activities by subscribing to any (or all) of IEEE-USA’s five email newsletters at The monthly Leadership Connection, in particular, informs U.S. student members and YPs about resources designed to help them build satisfying and sustainable careers. If you’re an IEEE member, you already get most of these, but if you’re not, you can subscribe free (or join the IEEE family and get a ton of other benefits).

Social Media

IEEE-USA is very active on Facebook, X (Twitter), Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn, Collabratec, and — coming soon — Tik Tok! So, please friend us, follow us, “like” our posts, and “share” them with your colleagues.

IEEE-USA is always looking to enhance the value of its activities for YPs, and we need your input. Please send your questions and suggestions to or

Brendan Godfrey is past IEEE-USA Vice-President, Career & Member Services.

Amritesh Rai is IEEE Oregon Section Young Professionals Chair and is a Past IEEE-USA Early Career Representative.


Guest Contributor

IEEE-USA is an organizational unit of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE), created in 1973 to support the career and public policy interests of IEEE’s U.S. members. IEEE-USA is primarily supported by an annual assessment paid by U.S. IEEE Members.

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