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Why Should I Be an IEEE Member after Graduation?

August 21, 2013
12:30 pmto5:00 pm

The IEEE Canadian Atlantic Section Oceanic Engineering Society chapter, along with the Eta Kappa Nu Student Honors Society chapter and Dalhousie Students Branch wish to invite you to attend the following event taking place in conjunction with the Electrical Power and Energy Conference (EPEC) 2013 ( (This will include Lunch @ 12:30 before the talk)

Title of Talk: Why Should I Be an IEEE Member after Graduation?
Time: 12:30pm, Wednesday August 21, 2013
Place: Sable D Room, Main Lobby Level
Marriott Halifax Harbourfront Hotel
1919 Upper Water Street, Halifax
Lunch: Lunch Starts @ 12:30pm before the presentation @ 2:00pm – Registration is Required (Free of charge to all)
Local Contact: Rosalind Dickinson (,
Sophia (
Christopher Whitt (, and
Ferial El-Hawary (
RSVP by: Monday, August 19th to Christopher Whitt ( and Rosalind Dickinson (
Cost: Free (Sponsored by IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society)


This will be a three hour workshop for student and graduate student members of IEEE. For the first part of the workshop, a variety of resources for students as well as the valuable opportunities available to help advance their careers will be reviewed. Some of the many discounts offered by IEEE partners to eligible IEEE student members will be revealed. A brief discussion about the IEEE Student Activities Committee and the MGA volunteer and staff teams that oversee the IEEE student strategy will be included. The second part of the workshop will explain the Post-graduation world of IEEE of which many students are unaware. This will include the GOLD (Graduates of the Last Decade) group and how it helps the transition. The use of the IEEE Global Benefits finder will be demonstrated to find IEEE member benefits that can help accelerate career plans and professional growth. The “myIEEE personalized gateway to IEEE membership” will also be discussed. The final part, time permitting, will be a question and answer period.

Invited Speaker:

The speaker will be James N. Riess. Jim has a BS degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and is a registered professional engineer in several US states. He has more than 40 years of experience working primarily in the Architectural Engineering field that includes design and construction of power, lighting and communication systems in industrial, commercial and institutional facilities. Jim is an IEEE Senior Life member, has been a member for 45 years and an active volunteer for 24 years. Some of IEEE positions that Jim has held include Section Chair, Region 4 Student Activities Chair (RSAC), IEEE Student Activities Chair and Region 4 Director. He has lived in six of the ten Regions of IEEE. Jim is also an ex Peace Corps Volunteer.

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