IEEE Power & Energy Society – Powering The Next Generation of Change
The IEEE Power & Energy Society offers valuable programs including those for young professionals and students, such as job fairs, networking events, and panel sessions. Learn more about what attendees gained from the 2023 annual IEEE Power & Energy General Meeting (GM), and what you can look forward to at the upcoming 2024 IEEE Power & Energy Transmission & Distribution Conference & Exposition (T&D).
With over 42,000 global members, the IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) is the 2nd largest society at IEEE. With such an expansive network of volunteers making an impact, IEEE PES’s Young Professionals and PES Student Members are poised to continue the tradition of change and influence in the power and energy industry.
To cultivate the next generation of power and energy professionals, PES is proud to offer flourishing student programs at their flagship conferences, notably the annual IEEE Power & Energy General Meeting (GM) and bi-annual IEEE Power & Energy Transmission & Distribution Conference & Exposition (T&D).
At the 2023 IEEE PES General Meeting, held 16 – 20 July 2023 in Orlando, Florida, with nearly 3K attendees, PES offered the following program to IEEE Young Professionals and PES Student Members.
- In conjunction with the IEEE PES Power Engineering Education Committee (PEEC), PES successfully held the inaugural Call For Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation, recognizing the best emerging academic work that enhanced the mission of PES, and awarded selected doctoral candidates the opportunity to have their dissertation presented during a 2-hour event panel session.
- Student, Industry & Faculty Luncheon and Job Fair – At the luncheon a leading panel of faculty and industry professionals at various stages, offered key career advice and insights into the professional opportunities in the power and energy field. Following the luncheon, a sold-out job fair was held with premier industry organizations represented, companies included Burns & McDonnell, LUMA, S&C Electric, and more.
- Student Poster Contest – 265 student research posters were selected and presented, showcasing the progressive research of the up-and-coming legion of power and energy professionals. PES proudly supported these students in their journey, offering them complimentary event accommodations and reduced event student registration rates.
At the upcoming 2024 IEEE PES Transmission & Distribution Conference and Exposition on
6 – 9 May 2024 in Anaheim, California, over 10K attendees are expected to attend with nearly 750 exhibitors. As the largest and premier event in the IEEE Power & Energy Society events portfolio, PES is proud to offer the 2024 Collegiate and Young Professionals Program to support those looking for a career in the power and energy industry.
The program is designed for the next generation of professionals who have innovative ideas and desire to shape a more sustainable future. Highlights include a student poster session, internship opportunities, a Young Professionals Panel, professional headshots, interviewing tips, and more.
As PES continues to foster and inspire the next generation of power and energy change-makers, you’re invited to stay updated on the upcoming IEEE PES Young Professionals and PES Student Members opportunities by following PES on LinkedIn, Facebook, YouTube, and X.