IEEE-USA's Web Employment Services Offered Worldwide
Exclusive TODAY'S ENGINEER Preview: From Internet Futures to Balancing Home, Work
IEEE-USA Provides Overview of EECE Careers for Precollege Students
Abstract Sought for Y2K Professional Development Conference
IEEE-USA's WEB EMPLOYMENT SERVICES OFFERED WORLDWIDE
IEEE-USA's benchmark Web-based employment services are being made available and promoted to IEEE members worldwide, IEEE-USA President Paul Kostek announced at the 1999 IEEE Sections Congress on Oct. 10 in Minneapolis. A new global employment services Web page describes how job seekers and employers outside the United States can avail themselves of the organization's Job Listing Service, Resume Referral service and consultants database.
The site, located at www.ieeeusa.org/employment/global, also contains an invitation for non-U.S. regions and sections to contact IEEE-USA for assistance in promoting these services to their members.
In addition, IEEE-USA is offering a special discount on its *Consultants Directory* database to e-zine subscribers. Electrical, electronics, software and management consultants can obtain listings through April 2000 for $25, half the original price.
To take advantage of the offer, go to www.ieeeusa-consultants.org/submissions/submit.html/.
With hundreds of consultants and their services arranged alphabetically, by state and category, the *Directory* can be viewed on the Web at www.ieeeusa-consultants.org/directory/search.html. It is also available free of charge in hard copy through IEEE-USA's Marnie Clarke, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Providing the guest editorial in this forthcoming issue, Dr. Vinton G. Cerf one of the pioneers of today's Net, predicts some one-billion devices could be connected in three years.
Other articles in the fourth-quarter issue cover how the Net has transformed the way engineers communicate with members of their project teams, look for jobs and interact with suppliers; Web-based education; our ability to negotiate boundaries between home and work; the professional dilemma of cost cutting by higher ups putting a project at risk for violating laws; as well as an interview with the recently installed president of Virginia's Center for Innovative Technology, Anne Armstrong.
To see the current issue and to order a subscription (four quarterly issues at $19.95), go to www.todaysengineer.org.
IEEE-USA PROVIDES OVERVIEW OF EECE CAREERS FOR PRECOLLEGE STUDENTS
IEEE-USA's Precollege Education Committee has produced an eye-catching brochure, "Careers in Electrical, Electronics and Computer Engineering," aimed at K-12 students. The publication provides an overview of engineering, the work engineers perform, and how to prepare for work in the profession. It also touches on how engineering students can cover school costs. To obtain a free copy of the new brochure, contact Ann Hartfiel at email@example.com.
ABSTRACTS SOUGHT FOR Y2K PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE
IEEE-USA is seeking presenters' abstracts for its 2000 Professional Development Conference (ProDevCon), to be held Sept. 1-4, 2000, at the Camelback Resort and Spa in Scottsdale, Ariz. Entitled "The Millennium and Beyond," ProDevCon explores professional and career issues of interest to industry and engineering professionals -- ranging from career planning and professional skills management to engineering leadership, mentoring, financial planning,
organizational ethics, diversity and public policy. Abstracts are due Jan. 3, 2000. For more information about participating, contact Ann Hartfiel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
IEEE-USA INAUGURATES BIWEEKLY "PULL" SERVICE
Members seeking the latest information on IEEE-USA's promotion of electrotechnology careers and policy can go to the organization's THIS WEEK website at www.ieeeusathisweek.org. Updated every other week, the current issue includes a direct connection to a streaming video featuring a debate of the IEEE and IEEE-USA presidential candidates, sections on workforce issues and career development, and a readers' forum on collective bargaining. Results from the IEEE elections will also be reported on the site.
What better way to kick off the 21st Century than a week devoted to turning ideas into reality? National Engineers Week, February 20-26, 2000, is a coordinated effort by IEEE-USA, major companies, engineering societies, schools and students to focus on the role of engineering and its contributions to our quality of life.
For the 2000 program, National Engineers Week offers a free planning kit, with tips for sponsoring local activities and events, including an impressive National Engineers Week 2000 Poster. In addition, the kit describes the Week's program, including: Discover "E" which will send tens of thousands of engineers into the nation's schools; and "Engineering Goes Public," which brings engineers and technology to libraries, science centers and shopping malls.