What's New for Students
 July 2013


AfterCollege, the student employment resource that hosts the IEEE Student Job Site, was recently featured in an article on the Bloomberg.com, highlighting their innovative job matching technology for students and recent graduates.

AfterCollege announces “Explore” feature for students
Explore is a new feature that presents students with opportunities based on major, location and graduation date to better understand various options available to them with their degree. Soon, students will be able to interact with Explore to make it smarter about presenting the opportunities they’re most interested in pursuing.

Show me the jobs
Simply tell us where you're going to school, what you're studying, and when you'll graduate, and AfterCollege will provide you with opportunities that are a great match for YOU.

If you’re ready to start looking at jobs or internships, check out the IEEE Student Job and Internship sites or use Explore to see what options are out there!

Smarter Planet Challenge
IBM and IEEE are in search of creative team-based student projects that can help students at any level learn about applying engineering, science and other disciplines to solve real world problems. It's a great opportunity to put your engineering skills to use…and earn cash prizes too! The competition is open to college/university students from all geographic locations. Student teams should have three to five members in any year of university study. At least one team member must be an IEEE Member. To find out more about this exciting opportunity, visit the Smarter Planet Challenge Web site or e-mail smartplanetchallenge@ieee.org.

Webinar Series
The Student Services team is pleased to announce that the July webinar series will focus on the topics of Volunteering and Leadership. Webinars are open to any IEEE member who is interested in or currently works with Students/Graduate Student members. Register for the Webinars below.

Why Volunteer
23 July 2013, 10:00 AM EST

23 July 2013, 2:00 PM EST

Leadership and Where are IEEE Students Now?
26 July 2013, 10:00 AM EST

26 July 2013, 2:00 PM EST

IEEE Spark - New Edition Now Available!
The latest issue of IEEE Spark is now available online. In this issue learn how engineers and computing professionals help to propel space exploration. Also read:
  • An interview with Burt Dicht, former engineer in the aerospace industry
  • How origami and engineering share something in common


Life Sciences Life Sciences: Rashid Bashir and using BioNanotech to solve medical problems
Rashid Bashir, IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology (EMB) Technical Achievement Award winner, talks about new Bio Nanotechnologies that are likely to change the way we solve medical problems.
How to Write Papers for MTT How to Write Papers
This presentation will cover the steps that an author should take to increase the acceptance rate of their papers in journals and conferences. The video covers the reasons most papers are rejected and how an author should organize their paper to avoid those reasons. Lastly, it presents the steps you should take if your paper is rejected for publication.

Irwin Jacobs Irwin Jacobs IEEE Medal of Honor event at Qualcomm
The pinnacle of IEEE Membership is the IEEE Medal of Honor. In 2013 that high-point is occupied by Dr. Irwin Jacobs, founder and CEO Emeritus of Qualcomm.

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Free IEEE-USA eBook Offered as Special Benefit to IEEE Members
As a special benefit of IEEE Membership for the month of July, IEEE-USA is offering a free eBook, The Best of Today’s Engineer: On Consulting–Volume 2 written by William R. Kassebaum P.E., 2011 Chair IEEE-USA Alliance of IEEE Consultants Networks, Coordinating Committee (AICNCC).

perspectives_on_the_management_of_technology This compilation of articles is a convenient reference tool for those who want to build on and incorporate new ideas into their practice. It addresses topics such as: your reasons for becoming a consultant; how to become a better networker; and how to incorporate social media into your practice.

Mr. Kassebaum writes that “many engineers are apprehensive about making the transition from a salaried position with predictable weekly or monthly earnings, to a situation where the perception is that income would be uncertain and irregular… almost all experienced consultants were once company employees.”

The Best of Today’s Engineer: on Consulting-Volume 2 can be downloaded for FREE through 31 July 2013. Non-member price is US$5.99.

In August, the IEEE-USA free eBook will be Technical Presentations–Book 2: Structure-Anatomy of a Successful Presentation, written by Nita K. Patel, former IEEE-USA Vice President, Communications and Public Awareness. Information on how to download this eBook will be available in the August issue of What's New for Students.

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Sign in to myIEEE, select the “Customize” tab and begin personalizing your myDesktop page.


IEEE Spectrum
The latest issue of IEEE Spectrum is now available online.

The IEEE Global Student Facebook Page
Are you looking for a way to connect with your peers? Have you been searching for a place where you can share ideas, stories and see what's happening in and around the student world of IEEE? If so, "like" the Global Student Facebook Page. We look forward to seeing you there!

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 E-Book Chair, Gus Gaynor and to IEEE-USA Publishing Manager, Georgia C. Stelluto.

Discover more of what IEEE Membership offers you. Visit our Global Benefits Finder.

eBook Classic Feature
IEEE members have access to more than 260 free eBooks from IEEE Press collection through IEEE Xplore.

Title: Radio Frequency Principles and Applications:The Generation, Propagation, and Reception of Signals and Noise
Copyright Year: 1998
Author: Smith, A.
Publisher: Wiley-IEEE Press
Topics: Fields, Waves & Electromagnetics ; Signal Processing & Analysis
Abstract: In a single convenient volume, you can have all the information you need on real-world applications of electromagnetic theory, including the prediction, analysis, and measurement of electromagnetic fields and their effects. Radio Frequency Principles and Applications will guide you from the basics of electromagnetic theory to the full range of new and vital applications.

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