How does IEEE membership follow career phases from pre-college through retirement? In a competitive environment and changing economy, what skills are needed to further a member's career and keep it balanced? Learn how Sections can provide programs to assist its membership in career development from Student to Life Member.

In an increasingly global and competitive job market, no one is going to help you manage your career other than you! Are you interested in taking greater control of your own learning, performance, career satisfaction, and employability? Are you a leader or manager and want to learn how to use career development as a vehicle for engaging and retaining top talent in both the workplace and your volunteer life?  Then this session is for you.  (SC'2011 Breakout Session)

Networking has been deemed to be one of the most important skills for your own professional success in business, in the workplace, and as a volunteer leader.  But networking does not come naturally to most.  The IEEE Consultants Networks and the IEEE Employment Networks have been helping their members to develop networking skills. Learn how to do it effectively and help your Section members improve their networking skills for their professional success.  (SC'2011 Breakout Session)

The real world is different from engineering school and engineers can benefit from learning soft skills to complement their technical skills. This tutorial is designed to help younger engineers and emerging project managers learn the soft skills that are important to be more effective in today's fast-paced world. The soft skills include: decision-making; setting priorities; running meetings; speaking; writing and listening more effectively; running teams and negotiating.

Technology professionals know that writing an article for a scholarly journal, professional magazine, or conference is a good way to share their knowledge and experience with colleagues. It also helps build the author’s credentials and reputation, which in turn can help advance their career. But many aspiring authors don’t know where to start.

This session will explain the factors involved in selecting the best outlet for presenting your work and suggest some techniques to improve your chances of getting the article accepted for publication.  (SC'2011 Breakout Session)

Most engineers become managers in their careers; and typically they are unprepared for the transition. This tutorial offers the audience the knowledge and tools needed to quickly gain skill and confidence in the world of management. This transition calls for the engineer to exercise six core principles that are critical for success as a manager which are: Mastering Relationships; Seeing the Big Picture; Getting Things Done; Communicating Effectively; Using Assets Wisely; and Taking It to the Next Level.