PELS Young Professional reception at ECCE 2010

The first ten years after graduation from university can be challenging for young professionals. Employment searches, new jobs, professional growth, career development, and life status changes are common experiences for many recent graduates. Going through these challenges can be daunting but IEEE members never have to go through these experiences alone or uninformed.

IEEE Young Professionals (formerly Graduates of the Last Decade, GOLD) was created in 1996 as a membership program to help students transition to young professionals within the larger IEEE community. IEEE student members are automatically added to the Young Professionals community as they graduate. IEEE Young Professionals is a vibrant community of engineers, scientists, and technical experts with member representation across the globe and throughout IEEE societies.

IEEE PELS hosts a variety of events geared to helping young professional members get connected in the power electronics community. Special access receptions and dinners, mentoring, and other unique growth opportunities are avaiable for PELS young professional members.


Upcoming Events

  • IPEC/ECCE Asia - May 2014

PELS is co-hosting several activities for students and young professionals at IPEC/ECCE Asia 2014 in Hiroshima, Japan. Please see this flyer for more details. Specifically, PELS is sponsoring the "Izakaya" dinner (free for first 70 people to sign up). If you wish to participate, please e-mail your name, university, and the number of attendees with their full names to the following address by April 18th: or

  • EPE/ECCE Europe - August 2014

PELS is planning on hosting a student/young professional reception at EPE/ECCE Europe 2014. More details to come.

  • Young Professional Committee

The PELS Student/Young Professional committee is growing and we need your help! Check out the descriptions for the webinar chair, events planning chair, and regional liaison. If you are interested in any of these roles, please contact Pradeep Shenoy at


Recent Events

  • APEC 2014 - Industry Panel Reception and Texas Instruments Tour
  • PELS invited several industry veterans to share their wit and wisdom with the student and young professional members at an informal reception during APEC 2014 in Fort Worth. PELS students and young professionals also toured Texas Instrument's Richardson Fab and Kilby R&D Labs.


    Several industry experts sharing stories and advice at the PELS student/young professional reception.


    PELS student and young professional members touring TI's Richardson Fab.


  • ECCE 2013 Reception

Student and  Young Professional members of PELS participated in a fun, informal reception at ECCE 2013 in Denver. The reception was held at the Appaloosa Grill on Monday, September 16th at 7:30pm. Several members of the PELS administrative committee joined about 50 other PELS members in conversation at the free food and drink event.


  • APEC 2013 - Dinner with a Luminary

Wish you could meet and talk with some of the most experienced and influential people in the field of power electronics? At APEC 2013, PELS sponsored a dinner with several luminaries that was free for PELS students and young professional members. The dinner took place at 6:30pm on Tuesday, March 19th (immediately after the rap sessions concluded) with about 50 people in attendance. The luminaries included Dong Tan, Dushan Boroyevich, Prasad Enjeti, Bob Guenther, Keyue Smedley, and Uday Deshpande. Look for an article with more details in the PELS newsletter.


Dushan Boroyevich, former IEEE PELS President, and his wife enjoy dinner with PELS student and young professional members.


Young Professional Committee

pradeepshenoyPradeep Shenoy 
PELS Young Professional Chair
If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions about activities for young professionals in PELS, please feel free to contact Pradeep Shenoy, the PELS Young Professional Chair.


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