Section News

Webinar: Chartership and Career Paths Co-organised by the IEEE Power and Energy Society Student Branch

On Wednesday, 5th August 2020, the IEEE PES Student Branch Chapter at UoM held a webinar on chartership and career paths. The event was hosted on-line using Zoom and it attracted 146 registrations. Among the interested people, 69 were IEEE members and 40 of them were also PES members.

The webinar aim was centred to provide young professionals in the areas of power and energy engineering with useful experience by experts in these areas on planning for career paths. Through four interesting talks, our guest speakers shared their own career development experience with valuable advice and tips for anyone who is seeking a career in the power and energy industry.

The speakers came with a background in both academia and industry. So, the experience shared by them was equally valuable to young researchers and engineers willing to pursue a career in either field.

The feedback of the attendees to the event was positive, with a good evaluation of the event especially about the organisation and the discussion in the Q&A session.

The student branch chapter committee would like to thank Prof Xiaoping Zhang, Dr Panagiotis Papadopoulos,  Dr Stephanie Hay, and Dr Dechao Kong for their informative presentations, and insightful advice. We would also like to thank the CIGRE UK NGN for their great input in this event.

Siwei Liu, Chair
IEEE PES Student Branch Chapter at the University of Manchester