Success Stories - Carleton University's "IEEE Connects!"
IEEE Connects! was a formal dinner event that aimed to bridge the
gap between students and industry. Students and employers had
the opportunity to network with each other in a friendly environment
along with professionals and academics representing the field of
Photos provided by the Carleton University Student Branch
The theme for the night was "From Backpack to Briefcase". There were 3
speakers at this event, followed by an hour of networking opportunities
for the sponsors and students. The 1st speaker is a recent graduate who
described the transition process from an academic to a career
oriented lifestyle. The 2nd speaker was an industry professional who
educated the attendees about the importance of networking and
how to network in different event settings. The 3rd and final
speaker for the night was a successful and experienced individual from
the high-tech industry who talked about personal experiences of
working their way up the corporate ladder.
The industry representatives got an opportunity to showcase their
companies leading products and technologies to students and researchers.
IEEE Connects! was a prime opportunity to network with the best and the
brightest Carleton engineering students for a possible co-op work term,
internship, research partnership, volunteer, or future career.
40+ company representatives, ranging from human resources to technical
personnel, and 150+ local engineering/computer science undergraduate and
graduate students attended this event - held at the National Arts Center in
Ottawa on January 28, 2006, starting at 5:30 p.m. -
organized and hosted by the IEEE Carleton Student Branch, and funded in-part
by a special grant from the IEEE Canadian Foundation. For more information
contact the Carleton University Student Branch Counselor, Calvin