IEEE New York Section

Professional Activities Committee for Engineers

NYC Professional Activities Portal

Executive Message

Welcome to the NYC Professional Activities Portal, the main website for the IEEE-NY Professional Activities Committee for Engineers. We hope you find this site a useful resource in your journey to a rewarding and successful career in the NY Section and abroad. If you are a student or recent graduate your best place to start is by browsing though these pages in chronological order. Each page offers advice and web resources related to the subject. If you are experienced or know your way around feel free to browse directly to your topics of interest.

“Know Thy Self”

Whether you are a student, recent graduate, or a seasoned engineer, you must be able to assess, communicate and market yourself professionally. Many of us need improvement in these so-called “soft-skills” and although the concepts are simple, the art of self assessment can be both extremely difficult and yet integral to your professional development.

“Be Prepared”

There is a lot of information regarding out-sourcing and off-shoring these days. While there are pros and cons, the one thing you can be certain of is that your competition is growing globally. Fear not, for well positioned professional engineers can protect themselves simply by expecting the worst and making preparations for it. The most important facet of being prepared is staying marketable under all circumstances, and being aware of your financial situation. For students, the lessons learned in Career Planning 101 or by working with Career Counselors is priceless.

"Stuff You Don't Learn in Engineering School: Skills for Success in the Real World" by Carl Selinger ISBN: 0-471-65576-7

"Professions of a Silicon Valley Double-E" & "What Color is Your Parachute?"

“Get and Stay Connected ”

The greatest resource you have just might be the online and professional resources of the IEEE. You are a member of the largest technical and professional organization in the world! This means that you are a small blip on the global IEEE network, through Regions, Sections, and Online Communities. You local and online peers offer guidance and advice, not to mention referrals and professional connections that can only be made through your involvement and interaction with other professionals. These are priceless when your luck sours or you are looking for answers to hard to make decisions and questions. The majority of our membership have been working professionals for 10+ years, let them mentor you, officially or otherwise. You shouldnt be surprised that these interactions often are mutually beneficial for mentors in the form or reverse mentoring! Sometimes it also pays to stay in touch with Recruiters, but always be cautious of who you are dealing with and the terms involved (pay no fees and dont beleive everything you hear).

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IEEE-NY Opportunities


The New York Section offers many rewarding volunteer opportunities as part of a dynamic network of engineering professionals; you can work as team in any number of areas, such as Professional Development (PACE), Affinity Groups like GOLD & WIE, Section Operations, Chapter Operations (Power Engineering Society, Communications Society, Computer Society, etc.), web-development (various), publications (NY Montior, e-notices, or society contributors), recruitment, Student Activities, and University & Industry Relations. If you are interested contact any of the respective NY Executive Committee officers, we will foward your information to the proper channels. Please provide a Resume and a brief Bio.


The New York Section is currently seeking partnerships with local institutions, organizations, corporations, and individuals. The IEEE offers many valuable services for professional development and technical activities, as well as being a world leader in technical standards development. We ask those interested to contact the Section Chairman, and to include specific terms and areas of collaborative interest.

About P.A.C.E.

The Professional Activities Committee for Engineers (P.A.C.E.) is a grassroots network of IEEE volunteers and committees organized at the section and chapter level in the US with support from their respective regions and the IEEE-USA. The PACE Network promotes the professional interests of IEEE's U.S. members and provides a mechanism for communication of members' views on their professional needs. Each section PACE Chair is responsible for the following [6] Activities:

  • Government
  • Career Enhancement
  • Pre-college Education
  • Student Professional Awareness
  • Technical Policy
  • Employment Assistance

EVENTS / Local Professional Activities
[open to all IEEE members, Please RSVP for each]:

Thursday November 9, 2006
	Signals' Professional Networking Event - FLYER
Discover opportunities within the IEEE New York Section by networking with local professionals, meet IEEE NY Executive Board members, and enjoy the social setting! Hors d'hoerves will be provided.
Time: 6:00-8:00pm
Location: Village Pourhouse, 64 Third Avenue (Bet. 10/11 Streets) NYC
RSVP: Saturday January 27, 2007 Future Cities Competition @ Brooklyn Polytechnic Volunteers needed for Scorekeepers, Timers, Registration and Organization, also Model and Presentation Judges. Friday January 2? to Sunday January 2?, 2007
NYC First Lego League Competition @ Riverbank State Park
Volunteers needed for various roles judges, *programmers* etc. Saturday February 10, 2007 IEEE-NY Awards Dinner Dance - see Monitor Last page Sunday February 12?, 2006
NYC Science & Engineering Fair @ City College / CCNY
NY Academy of Science - Judges needed! [February 18-24, 2007 National Engineers Week] Thursday February 2?, 2006 MEMESC Engineers Week Celebration @ Bklyn Polytechnic Wednesday March 2?, 2007
IEEE Booth @ Bklyn Polytechnic Spring Career Fair
IEEE-NY Booth, meet local leaders and students. Volunteers needed to help run booth, ~11-3pm slots Thursday March 2? to Saturday March 2?, 2007
NYC First Robotics Regional Competition - TBA
Volunteers needed for as mentors, judges, and team organizers.
Sunday April ?, 2007
Hudson Valley Engineering EXPO @ Dominican College, Orangeburg NY


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