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GOLD Graduate of the Last Decade Lori Hogan 2006 IEEE Canada GOLD Coordinator Past IEEE Region 7 Student Representative, 2004-5 email@example.com IEEE Region 7 Student & GOLD Congress 16 September 2006
What is GOLD? Acronym that stands for Graduates Of the Last Decade… for graduate students, recent graduates, and young professionals who have received their first professional degree within the past ten years Plan events and create opportunities for people in this category, but events and resources usually available to ANYONE (including Student Members!) IEEE Canada 2006 GOLD Congress, Toronto ON
GOLD Affinity Groups Local unit of an IEEE entity or standing committee established by petition to parent entity (GOLD, Consultants Network, Women in Engineering, Life Members) There are currently 12 GOLD Affinity Groups in our Region; Students, is there one in the same Section as YOUR Branch? IEEE Canada 2006 GOLD Congress, Toronto ON
GOLD Demographics Average age is 31 years 90% Member, 9% Associate, 1% Senior Member 70% have undergraduate degrees 30% have advanced degrees –Masters, MBA, PhD, ScD 89% Male, 11% Female Top societies include: –Computer, circuits & systems, communications, power engineering, signal processing. Data as of 20 July 2005 IEEE Canada 2006 GOLD Congress, Toronto ON
Statistics: GOLD affinity groups (growth by year) Data as of 31Dec 2005 IEEE Canada 2006 GOLD Congress, Toronto ON
Statistics: GOLD Members (per Region) GOLD MembersRegions 27076Total 4249Region 10 1173Region 9 4825Region 8 1798Region 7 3945Region 6 2363Region 5 2030Region 4 2208Region 3 2301Region 2 2184Region 1 Data as of 12 July 2006 IEEE Canada 2006 GOLD Congress, Toronto ON
IEEE Structure - where is GOLD in the IEEE? MEMBERS Board of Directors Assembly Publication Products & Services IEEE - USA Educational Activities Regional Activities Regions Standards Association Technical Activities Student Activities Committee GOLD Committee …….. Sections Student Branches GOLD Affinity Groups IEEE Canada 2006 GOLD Congress, Toronto ON
Value of GOLD to IEEE Increase retention rate Organization evolves with each new generation of members Develop future IEEE leaders Increase participation in all events Recruit and develop GOLD volunteers for the Section IEEE Canada 2006 GOLD Congress, Toronto ON
Value of GOLD to IEEE Members Help recent graduates find value in their membership Help connect graduate students to local professional community Provide recent graduates with professional and personal development opportunities Network with other professionals in all member grades IEEE Canada 2006 GOLD Congress, Toronto ON
Value of GOLD to IEEE Volunteers Contribute to the engineering community Introduce GOLD to the IEEE volunteer organization Help develop leadership skills Network with volunteers worldwide Allow senior volunteers to share their experience with the recent graduates IEEE Canada 2006 GOLD Congress, Toronto ON
SAC and GOLD: Why GOLD needs SAC Members from SB feed into Section after graduating, and they fit directly into GOLD! Students provide the opportunity for GOLD to outreach The new Graduate Student Member fits into both SAC and GOLD concerns; we have a common audience to address, a common set of volunteers! IEEE Canada 2006 GOLD Congress, Toronto ON
SAC and GOLD: Why SAC needs GOLD Immediate mentorship and guidance; we've just been through it! GOLD members have industry and company ties that are useful to SBs Joint events can lend some weight to Student-planned activities Again, the GSM IEEE Canada 2006 GOLD Congress, Toronto ON
GOLD program/activities for members Concept: –International/Regional (global) vs. section (local) activities. International Activities: –Developed and executed by RAB GOLD Committee –Accessible to ALL GOLD members –Consistently provides membership value to members –Methods of delivery: Internet or IT-based tools IEEE Mentoring Program GOLD Online Seminars 'Expert Now' Tutorial GOLDRUSH Newsletter GOLD Online Challenge (2006: to celebrate GOLD 10th Anniversary) IEEE.Tv * Local Activities –complement the activities delivered through virtual means by RAB GOLD Committee –provide face-to-face opportunities –organize activities that meet unique local needs IEEE Canada 2006 GOLD Congress, Toronto ON
IEEE Mentoring Program Provide mentoring opportunities within the IEEE community: –mentoring relationship is not dependent on change of job. Web-based program. Conducted a pilot program in 2005; involving Region 1,2,3. Invite higher-grade members up to age 55 as mentors Invite higher-grade members up to age 40 and GOLD members as mentees Informal style of mentoring where mentee self-selects mentor by searching for potential candidates Article in print June 2006 The Institute Complete communications for launch, which should be in August 2006. http://www.ieee.org/organizations/rab/gold/mentsessions.html IEEE Canada 2006 GOLD Congress, Toronto ON
GOLD Online Seminar 1.Invite experts to speak on topics that are relevant to the recent graduates and young professionals. 2.Deliver 3 online seminars annually, 1 hour each, targeting members especially GOLD worldwide. 3.Broadcast voice and presentation slides via the Internet using Microsoft Live Meeting 4.Engage speaker interactively using question type-in. 5.Organized by RAB GOLD Committee, Membership Development Activities. 6.Publicized using the Online Institute, Sections and GOLD Affinity Groups. IEEE Canada 2006 GOLD Congress, Toronto ON
GOLD Online Seminar Past events: www.ieee.org/goldwww.ieee.org/gold Networking: How young engineers can open the door to more opportunities; by Karen Susman: Decemeber 2005 Plan for financial success 'Key to live by'; by Larry Grogan: May 2006 Coming events: 1.10 success factors in project management; by Margaretha Eriksson: 27th September 2006 2.Project Management: Conduct Effective Meetings; by Margaretha Eriksson: November 2006 3.Career Planning: January 2007 IEEE Canada 2006 GOLD Congress, Toronto ON
'Expert Now' Tutorial GOLD collaborates with EAB (Educational Activities Board) to introduce an online self study material that is targeted for GOLD members. Carl Selinger, author of "Things that you do not learn in engineering school" developed the tutorial. Samples of the tutorial should be available in Sept. IEEE Canada 2006 GOLD Congress, Toronto ON
GOLD Online Challenge 2006 Celebrate GOLD 10th Anniversary 10 days Online Scavenger Hunt. 20-29 October MP3 players up for grabs! www.ieee.org/gold IEEE Canada 2006 GOLD Congress, Toronto ON
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