Young Professionals

Message from the PELS President - on the eve of ECCE 2020!

The first few years of student life and the time following graduation can be challenging for young engineers. Employment searches, new jobs, professional growth, career development, and life status changes are common experiences. 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 Power Electronics Society (PELS) has its own Students and Young Professionals (S&YP) group, dedicated to bring together budding engineers in the area of power and energy. PELS S&YP hosts a variety of events, especially at different IEEE conferences and meetings, geared to helping students and young professional members get connected in the power electronics community. Special access receptions and dinners, mentoring, and other unique growth opportunities are available for the members of PELS students and young professionals.


Student Competition


Engage, Network & Learn!

    • Young Engineers' Webinar Series

    In this digital age, technical information exchange will go beyond traditional paper publications. PELS Students and Young Professionals’ (YP) group offers a webinar series covering a wide range of topics in power electronics and beyond by experts from industry and academia, alike. We cordially invite you to become a speaker/presenter for our webinars and share your experiences with the YP members. 

    PELS Webinars are open for submissions to anyone from the power electronics industry interested in sharing their experiences with the rest of the IEEE PELS community. Each Webinar is for 30-45 minutes followed by Q&A. 

    To submit a proposal, please submit the names, the contact information, and short bios of the presenters, the title and a half a page abstract of the proposed subject to Joseph Kozak, YP Webinar Chair. We seek your support and participation...

    • Young Engineers' Youtube Channel
In this age, digital information exchange goes beyond traditional paper publications. Young Engineers of the IEEE PELS now have the exclusive opportunity to share their ideas, opinions, or projects through the IEEE PELS YP YouTube Channel. The channel is open for the public, so you will have a large audience!
Send your video file or link to Please also include the author information, including names, contact information, and affiliation. Please email your questions or comments to For more details, please see the flyer here!