IEEE GOLD (Graduates Of the Last Decade) is a program developed to help student members transition into
young professionals. It helps young professionals to advance fast in
their careers. GOLD offers programs and services to graduating
students, recent graduates and young engineers.
Official IEEE Group on Linked-in encapsulates members from all
regions around the globe to share experiences, knowledge, and engagement
with other IEEE members through Linked-In. Due to resource limitations,
the discussions on these forums are intended solely for member to
member communication. It is a powerful tool for both students and working people.
This is your group, we look forward to the interactions of IEEE
members on this group and hope that you see this as yet another engagement
vehicle for IEEE members provided as a supplement to the other IEEE
electronic member capabilities.
In our vision, Linked-in can be used as a tool for professional
networking, group collaboration, business lead generation, recruitment,
professional resumes, address books, recommendations, and others.
As a small business owner you can use LinkedIn to develop professional
contacts that we don't know personally (mostly) in our general areas
of operation: electromagnetic environmental effects and spectrum
supportability. LinkedIn recommends you connect with people
you know, but we can just use Outlook for people we know. We need a
way to reach people we do not know and LinkedIn is pretty good for
In addition to the regular connections through you personal profile,
you can also establish a group where you can post additional information, requirements, questions, etc.
Linkedin is very important tool for the students to get professional
contacts which can help me in my career development. Many people have
made lot of industry contacts with engineers & HR persons through linkedin.
There are lot of professional groups also where you can share you
thoughts and start discussion regarding getting jobs. Hope to find
more people in your firm to get some useful comments to develop my
You can use it to get reacquainted with past colleagues, take the place
of Outlook contacts, see what is happening with colleagues, and
a convenient place to advertise you expertise.
Networking on Linked-in can be a way to get technical questions answered.
It can also be a way to meet contacts with expertise in other domains
of knowledge other than your own. Additionally, many career enhancing
contacts, and mentors can potentially found especially if one is
at a smaller company that lacks the resources for extensive internal
networking. The discussion forums are an excellent evolution toward the building
of profesionnal communities.