IEEE 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 young professionals are automatically added to the GOLD member community as they graduate.
Recently, IEEE GOLD has been re-branded as IEEE Young Professionals.
IEEE Young Professionals is an international community of enthusiastic, dynamic, and innovative members and volunteers. IEEE is committed to helping young professionals evaluate their career goals, polish their professional image, and create the building blocks of a lifelong and diverse professional network. In addition, PES members who have received their first professional degree within the last fifteen years are automatically PES Young Professionals members. Currently, there are over 3,200 PES Young Professionals worldwide. The PES Young Professionals Committee is dedicated to better serving student members of PES and assisting PES Young Professional members in their transition to corporate life. This committee is currently focusing on the following initiatives:
- Building continuity into student programs, transitioning to IEEE Young Professionals membership, and senior IEEE/PES membership.
- Provide students and young professionals with career services via PES-Careers, job fairs and conference seminars.
- Educate students on IEEE Young Professionals membership and IEEE membership benefits.
- Involving PES Young Professionals members in PES activities.
More information on the IEEE Young Professionals Program can be found here. To become Regional Representatives of IEEE Young Professionals from one of open positions at 10 IEEE regions worldwide, click here.