Member Benefits Bulletin
 March 2014


IEEE ResumeLab new
IEEE members have a new tool to help gain a competitive edge in the employment process. IEEE ResumeLab is a new online service that resumelaballows IEEE members to develop a resume or curriculum vitae using specialized tools tailored for each step of the job seeking process. This new product is added to the list of offerings that assist members as they find jobs and develop their careers.

IEEE ResumeLab is designed with a series of modules that assist the member through the employment process. Key modules and features include:
  • Resumes - Select from a wide array of templates geared toward specific industries, sectors and work experience stages.
  • Letters - From cover letter to post-interview thank you letter, ensure optimal communication throughout the hiring process.
  • Skills Assessment - Highlight the skills you possess, your competency in those skills, and what makes your experience with these skills unique.
  • Mock Interviews - Prepare for the real thing by selecting an interviewer and the type of questions they’ll ask. Choose to record your interview for evaluation and feedback.
  • Video Resumes - Record custom video messages for potential employers.
  • Portfolios - Upload and organize your past work to present to potential employers.
  • Share Online – Publish and share everything you create on a publicly viewable Web site.
Come to IEEE ResumeLab today and get started!

Refer a Colleague, Get Great Merchandise
In conjunction with IEEE-USA, IEEE is excited to continue this special offer for U.S. members. Refer a colleague to IEEE. If they join before the end of the membership year, they'll get a 50% discount off their first year membership, and you'll get a gift. IEEE-USA gift items you can choose from include:

Cooler backpack Computer backpack
Portable solar battery charger Tablet case
Portable speaker Parker pen and mechanical pencil set
Parker ballpoint pen Travel coffee mug and tumbler set
Golf balls Baseball hat
Golf umbrella Travel umbrella

Members remain eligible to receive incentives through the existing IEEE Member-Get-a-Member (MGM) program. How it works:
  • Refer your colleague via the online form.
  • Your referral will receive an e-mail inviting them to join at a 50% discount off their first-year membership dues, and will receive benefits through 31 December.
  • Your referral will provide your IEEE member number as they join.
  • Within 1-2 weeks after your referral joins, you will receive an e-mail confirming your recruiting success, including a link which allows you to select your IEEE-USA merchandise item.
  • You will receive a separate e-mail for each new member you recruit.
  • Please help spread the word and share your IEEE experience - no one knows how beneficial IEEE Membership is to technical and career development better than you, the member. Refer your friends and colleagues today!

The Redesigned IEEE Job Site Launches!
The IEEE Job Site has undergone a makeover with new features and easier navigation to better serve IEEE members. It’s still easy for IEEE members or IEEE member job seekers to conduct job searches or create and upload a resume, but with the use of HTML5 technology, the site boasts a cleaner layout and crisp contemporary design making the IEEE Job Site more user-friendly.

job site A recent member survey revealed the importance of career-related services as a major member benefit. The IEEE Job Site continually aims to provide you with that benefit. Job openings display on the home page for easy viewing, along with Career Videos from and access to the IEEE Conference Calendar of upcoming IEEE conferences around the world.

The Job Seeker Tools page features useful resources to help you put together a resume or curriculum vitae, write a cover letter, or even learn what salary range you should expect to receive for your line of work and expertise.

Under Career News, you’ll find a selection of recent and archived career-related articles published by the IEEE Job Site, IEEE Spectrum and other industry leaders. Also iCareerCast.comBest/Worst Jobs as reported by

The Career Events page displays upcoming career fairs and online career webinars. Under the Archived section, IEEE Members can view sessions previously held by the IEEE Job Site, IEEE-USA or sponsoring companies like Qualcomm and Microsoft.

Visit the redesigned IEEE Job Site today to view open positions or simply to stay current with career-related news and information.

Free IEEE-USA eBook Offered as Special Benefit to IEEE Members

As a special benefit of IEEE Membership for the month of March, IEEE-USA is offering a free eBook, Doing Innovation – Creating Economic Value: Book 3 – Fostering an Innovation Culture by Gerard H. “Gus” Gaynor.

Doing Innovation Fostering an Innovation Culture provides the fundamentals for developing a culture that supports innovation.

How does an organization develop a culture that fosters innovation? Gaynor shares that, “the answer in one sense is very simple: find the right people; provide the freedom to act-- but with discipline; implement effective and supportive management practices; provide the organizational resources and infrastructure; and promote an organizational attitude that focuses on achieving results."

Members can download Doing Innovation – Creating Economic Value: Book 3 – Fostering an Innovation Culture for free through 31 March 2014. Non-member price is US$9.99.

In April, the IEEE-USA free eBook will be Communicating with Congress – How to Build a Relationship with Your Elected Officials written by Russell Harrison, IEEE-USA senior legislative representative. Information on how to download this eBook will be available in the April issue of the Member Benefits Bulletin.

GoogleApps@IEEE for IEEE Members

GoogleApps@IEEE is a suite of products offered to IEEE members to enhance peer-to-peer communications and collaboration. The suite includes e-mail, calendaring, contacts, and document sharing along with other collaborative tools. 30G of available cloud storage memory is available for these applications. Learn more about GoogleApps@IEEE.

GoogleApps@IEEE is available to members at no additional cost, bringing access to:
  • A unique IEEE e-mail address (e.g.,;
  • Mail forwarding or e-mail inbox (Gmail);
  • 30-gigabytes of shared storage (Gmail and Google Drive);
  • 99.9% up time guaranteed by Google;
  • Advertisement-free Gmail;
  • Files stored in the cloud for easy sharing and access from anywhere via Google Drive.

Below are some Frequently Asked Questions. You can find additional Frequently Asked Questions and answers at the GoogleApps@IEEE Support Web site.

Member Discounts


Dell Shopping for Dell home products* is easier than ever. When you visit the the IEEE Dell discount information page, you will see the list of participating countries with direct links to their Dell program sites.

With one click, you can access the Dell site of your choice and start browsing their Dell inventory at group discounted rates. Plus, take advantage of special promotions posted. Sign in with your IEEE account and start shopping now for your Dell computer!

* Where available

Vacation Center

Vacation Center The IEEE Vacation Center has partnered with America's leading travel companies and cruise lines to offer exclusive travel discounts for IEEE members. Here are ways that Vacation Center makes traveling easy and affordable:
  • Get a 5% member discount from TNT Vacations with over 900 destinations in the Caribbean, Mexico, Europe, and the US.
  • If cruising is your thing, CruisesOnly lets you shop across all cruise-line offerings in one convenient place while taking advantage of the guaranteed lowest pricing.
  • If more active vacations interest you, try bicycling and walking in beautiful international settings. With VBT Bicycling & Walking Vacations, you save up to US$200 per person with itineraries around the world.

Auto and Home Insurance Benefit Available from Liberty Mutual

Liberty Mutual As a member of IEEE, you could receive exclusive savings on your auto and home insurance. Plus, with Liberty Mutual, you get service and support when and where you need it, and the latest tips and tools to help keep you and your family safe.

With Liberty Mutual, you could save hundreds of dollars on quality, comprehensive auto and home insurance. Here’s how:
  • You are eligible to receive exclusive group savings on already competitive rates.
  • You could save even more on your home insurance when you insure both your car and home.
  • You could get additional discounts based on your driving experience, car and home safety features, and more.
These savings and discounts are available where state laws and regulations allow, and may vary by state. To the extent permitted by law, applicants are individually underwritten, and not all applicants may qualify.

Liberty Mutual Home Gallery™
Like most people, you've probably accumulated many possessions over the years. In the case of a loss or theft, having a home inventory is essential. The Home Gallery™ app from Liberty Mutual will lend simplicity to your organizing efforts for convenience when it matters most.

Learn more about the Home Gallery™ App. To learn more about Liberty Mutual insurance or get a free, no-obligation quote, call 800-524-9400 or visit

Coverage underwritten and provided by Liberty Mutual Insurance Company and its affiliates, 175 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA 02116. ©2014 Liberty Mutual Group. All rights reserved.

Hoover Medal Presentation
IEEE President and CEO Roberto de Marca presented the 66th Hoover Medal to Apple Computer co-founder Steve Wozniak in Los Angeles, CA on 17 February 2014 during a special reception with the IEEE Board of Directors.Hoover Medal

Mr. Wozniak gave a brief talk expressing his gratitude for recognition of his contributions to humanitarian efforts, not just his technological advancements. He also stressed the importance of education, particularly outside of the classroom through volunteerism and practical experience.

The Hoover Medal is administered by a board representing five engineering organizations: the American Society of Mechanical Engineers; the American Society of Civil Engineers; the American Institute of Chemical Engineers; the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers; and IEEE. It was established in 1929 to recognize great, unselfish, non-technical services by engineers to humanity.

Learn more about the IEEE Awards Program and how you can get involved.

Did You Know?

You can find other IEEE members who are also signed in to myIEEE at the same time as you. To the right of the bank of tab headings, you'll find the link "Who's Online?" This feature allows you to see which members are signed in to myIEEE. By selecting a user's name, you can view their memberNet profile, begin making new connections and expanding your professional network. Is your profile up-to-date?


Content YOU Need. Wherever YOU Are. Instantly.
Many Wiley-IEEE titles are available digitally for download onto your computer, laptop or mobile device or can be accessed 24/7 on the Wiley Online Library.

IEEE members can receive 25% off on the latest titles from Wiley-IEEE Press! Use Member Discount Code - IEEE3 - when prompted at checkout.

The ComSoc Guide to Passive Optical Networks The ComSoc Guide to Passive Optical Networks: Enhancing the Last Mile Access
Stephen B. Weinstein, Yuanqiu Luo, Ting Wang
ISBN: 978-0-470-16884-4, April 2012, Wiley-IEEE Press
List Price: US$59.95, Member Price: US$44.96

"Like" Wiley-IEEE Press on Facebook to be entered to win one of three US$50 Amazon Gift Cards!

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Generating Media Coverage for IEEE Members
This month, IEEE’s Public Visibility Initiative continues its efforts to increase worldwide recognition of the IEEE brand and its members. This initiative is intended to foster awareness of members’ ongoing contributions to society for the benefit of humanity, and to elevate these IEEE members to their peers and the general public. To view additional member media coverage visit IEEE in the News.

Tech trends for 2014: what's in store this year?
As seen in TechRadar
1 February 2014

IEEE Member Highlight:
millerKevin Curran, IEEE Senior member, discusses the trends in tablets, smartphones and 3D printing and wearable technology.

IEEE-USA Webinar: Learn More About the New Software Engineering PE Examination
Have you always dreamed of starting your own business? IEEE-USA will begin its 2014 webinar program with two insightful webinars. The first is Starting your Start-up: How to Develop a Workable Innovation Process and Business Plan. Attendees will learn the nuts and bolts of what steps to take to get started, and how to become a successful entrepreneur. Tanya Candia, the presenter, is an international marketing and business management expert--praised for her visionary strategy, her ability to build and protect business and shareholder value, and her success in driving entrepreneurial cultures.

Dr. Philip Laplante will present the second seminar, on Licensure and Registration: Software Engineering PE Examination. Laplante will bring you up to date on licensure requirements, and how the rules have changed in your, and other states. If you are not licensed, it may be time to consider obtaining your license. Laplante spent many years as a software engineer working on avionics, and CAD and telecommunications systems, including time at the Bell Labs Software Quality Assurance Center. His research interests are in software project management, requirements engineering and software testing.

IEEE-USA has also partnered with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and the SBA will conduct several webinars this year.

During the past seven years, the IEEE-USA webinar program has provided members with more than 100 webinars. The focus is on career management-to provide members with current information and strategies that will help them learn new skills and keep on top of their career goals. The webinars also offer participants the opportunity to earn continuing education/professional development hours. Most of these live webinars are scheduled for Tuesdays and Thursday, from 2-3 p.m. EST, (to accommodate West Coast registrants).

All webinars are recorded and placed on the IEEE-USA Web site, along with the slides. The archives include a large variety of webinars, including how to interview, how to negotiate your salary, and other job-related webinars. If you have missed some of the webinars, you can view them in the archives. To register, or find out m about webinars,ore go to:

TechNews: The Internet of Things TechNews: The Internet of Things
In this edition of TechNews, The Internet of Things.
Tutorial of Eulalia Balestrieri on ADC and DAC metrological standardization ADC and DAC Metrological Standardization
Tutorial presented by Eulalia Balestrieri on ADC and DAC metrological standardization.

The Use of Noise to Make Measurements The Use of Noise to Make Measurements
Tutorial presented by Shlomo Engelberg on the use of noise to make measurements.

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Call for Nominations: IEEE Medals and Recognitions
Nominations are due 1 July 2014 for the 2015 IEEE Medals and Recognitions. IEEE Medals are the highest recognition within the IEEE awards hierarchy, with the prestigious IEEE Medal of Honor as the premier award. IEEE Medals embrace broad and significant contributions within the technical fields of interest of IEEE.

IEEE Recognitions reward members' individual contributions to IEEE, published papers, and corporate advancements within the IEEE fields of interest.

Recipients are recognized at the formal IEEE Honors Ceremony. All IEEE members are encouraged to submit a nomination for a worthy candidate within their technical fields.

For more information visit or e-mail

IEEE-USA Careers & Employment Flipboard
A Roundup of Career Guidance for IT Pros

The IEEE-USA Career & Employment Issues Flipboard aggregates career advancement and job-hunting advice for current IT professionals, as well as guidance for those new to the industry. The IEEE-USA Flipboard also covers entrepreneurism, hiring tips, industry trends and more.

Find out more.
Call for Authors
IEEE-USA eBooks seeks authors to write an eBook, or a series of eBooks on career guidance and development topics. If you have an idea for an eBook that will educate other IEEE members on a particular topic of expertise, e-mail your eBook proposal to IEEE-USA eBook Chair, Gus Gaynor and IEEE-USA Publishing Manager, Georgia C. Stelluto.

eBook Classic Feature
IEEE members have access to more than 280 free eBooks from the IEEE Press collection through IEEE Xplore.

Title: Biometrics:Theory, Methods, and Applications
Copyright Year: 2010
Authors: Boulgouris, N.; Plataniotis, K.; Micheli-Tzanakou, E.
Publisher: Wiley-IEEE Press
Topics: Bioengineering ; Computing & Processing (Hardware/Software)
Abstract: This book fills a gap in the literature by detailing the recent advances and emerging theories, methods, and applications of biometric systems in a variety of infrastructures. Edited by a panel of experts, it provides comprehensive coverage of:
  • Multilinear discriminant analysis for biometric signal recognition;
  • Biometric identity authentication techniques based on neural networks;
  • Multimodal biometrics and design of classifiers for biometric fusion;
  • Feature selection and facial aging modeling for face recognition;
  • and much more.
To access this eBook Classics title, available to members at no additional cost, sign in to IEEE Xplore using your IEEE Account.

Find out how to access additional eBook Classics titles.

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Professors Corner
What videos have you used in the classrooom? Professors around the globe are using videos to enhace their curriculum. Tell us how has added another dimension to your learning environment. We'll highlight a different submission every month. If your story is featured, you'll receive an t-shirt. Send to Nick Lehotzky. Is Mobile has released a mobile app for Android and Apple iOS devices to allow viewers to watch content on the go. The app is available for free for on all devices and includes some great features. Included is the availability to search for content in the vast video library, member login access, and easy sharing of programs. This app is available by visiting the Android™ Market or the iTunes App Store.

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