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IEEE Young Professionals and IEEE CSS hosted a lunchtime meetup for young professionals in industry at this year’s ACC in Milwaukee. Recent graduates, as well as graduate students interested in industry positions, attended the event, where they had the opportunity to enjoy a casual lunch and ask questions to their peers on topics ranging from strategies for making connections with industry professionals to career development to the overall experience of a recent graduate working for a private company. Students also had the opportunity to learn more about resources offered by IEEE Young Professionals via a presentation given by Jeff Peters, the IEEE CSS YP representative.
There were 80 attendees at our bi-annual WiC luncheon at the ACC 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Welcomes were given by ACC 2018 General Chair, Jordan Berg, IEEE CSS VP Member Activities, Li-Chen Fu, IEEE CSS President, Francesco Bullo, and AACC President, Richard Braatz. Prof. Bullo discussed the IEEE CSS efforts to reaffirm its ethical values and to develop new strategies to increase diversity and inclusion within the society (see his recently published President’s Message in the IEEE CSM Aug. 2018 issue, with reference to the IEEE Women in Tech survey). NSF Program Director Irina Dolinskaya and IEEE WIE Chair Bozenna Pasik-Duncan also addressed the audience.