Member Benefits Bulletin
 February 2015


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 first-year membership dues, and will receive benefits through 31 December.
  • Your referral will provide your IEEE member number when he or she joins.
  • 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!

IEEE-USA Webinar: Job Interviews and Leadership

On 11 March 2015 at 2:00 PM EST IEEE-USA will provide training to help you prepare for your job interview. This webinar, Job Interviews, presents efficient interview processes, what to expect, and how you present yourself. The Presenter Dr. Tarek Lahdhiri will also focus on the different interview types, what really matters during the interview and topics to avoid.

On 13 March 2015, at 1:00 PM EST, Elizabeth Lions, author and renowned speaker will address the topic of “Leadership” in the second of a three-part webinar series. In this three-part series, Ms. Lions will address what is appropriate for new leaders, anyone contemplating a move into a leadership role, and visionary process for defining goals for your team. She will examine the criteria by which leaders are measured: team assessment, training, hiring, firing and building a workflow plan.

Join IEEE-USA for two more great installments to its webinar program.

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, Technical Presentations – Book 4: Effective Visual Aids, by Nita K. Patel.

Technical Presentations - Book 4 In Technical Presentations – Book 4, Patel shares that, “given that individuals gather, learn and retain information differently, presenters need to incorporate multiple methods of communicating information during a presentation.” She quotes John Medina, author of Brain Rule, who wrote that we receive 83% of our information through sight, 11 percent from sound, and less than six percent through our other senses. So, Patel writes, “To keep your presentation on target, you must use visual aids. Visual aids can provide strong visual tools and increase the audience’s retention of your core message.” In Technical Presentations – Book 4: Effective Visual Aids, Patel gives readers guidance in how to supplement their presentations with effective PowerPoint slides, or other visual aids.

Topics included in Book 4 are:
  • Value of Visual Aids
  • Types of Visual Aids
  • Using PowerPoint Slides
  • Use of Visual Aids
Book 4 also includes a chart of Pros/Cons of Visual Aids and Visual Aid Ideas that will prove useful to the presenter.

Technical Presentations – Book 4 is the last eBook in the Technical Presentation series - written to help engineers create effective technical presentations. The other eBooks in this series are:
  • Book 1: Strategy-Preparation & Planning
  • Book 2: Structure – Anatomy of a Successful Presentation
  • Book 3: Style – Dynamic Delivery Techniques
Members can download Technical Presentations – Book 4 for free through 31 March 2015. Non-member price is US$9.99.

In April, the IEEE-USA free eBook will be Starting Your Start-up – Book 3: Competitive Analysis, written by Tanya Candia. This eBook is for engineers or entrepreneurs who have a great product or service idea, but no real marketing expertise. It gives advice on how to map out the competitive landscape; discern the product’s compelling value; and sell against any and all competitors.

IEEE Mentoring Program
IEEE MentorCentre is the online mentoring platform for IEEE. This is a valuable resource for IEEE members seeking a professional mentoring partnership. That means all the best practices you have come to expect from an IEEE mentoring program are in place, with ample opportunity to enter a unique mentoring partnership not found anywhere else.

What you will find with IEEE MentorCentre:
  • The ability to connect with mentors based on specialized areas of practice, experience, IEEE Societal affiliation and more;
  • Opportunities to give back to the profession by registering as a mentor;
  • Additional fields to narrow down the preferred profile of the mentor, and;
  • Improved mentor controls allowing them to control how they are viewed in the system.
Participation in the program is voluntary and open to all IEEE members above the grade of Student member.

IEEE Summit on Internet Governance 2014 IEEE Summit on Internet Governance 2014
The IEEE Summit on Internet Governance is the first in a series of high-level discussions bringing influential technology policy specialists together with prominent engineers and scientists to discuss critical issues in technology policy for Europe.

Summit Highlights
IEEE One Voice IEEE: One Voice
IEEE: One Voice takes a look into the integrated world of engineering and is aimed at making those involved in that community proud of all their hard work and dedication to the field.

Meet IEEE 2015 President Howard Michel: College Years Meet IEEE 2015 President Howard Michel: College Years
Howard Michel, 2015 IEEE President, discusses his life in college with Monica Rozenfeld of The Institute.

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IEEE ResumeLab
IEEE members have a powerful tool to help gain a competitive edge in the employment process. IEEE ResumeLab is an 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 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.

2015 IEEE-HKN Student Leadership Conference (SLC)
myIEEE Attend the IEEE-HKN 2015 Student Leadership Conference, 20 - 22 March at the University of California, Berkeley, located in Berkeley, California, USA.

Program Details
Immerse yourself and your Chapter members in the best that the Silicon Valley has to offer:
  • Keynotes from leaders in industry and academia;
  • Professional development and networking opportunities with the Bay Area’s top-notch technology companies;
  • Leadership training led by one of IEEE-HKN’s most active Chapters;
  • The opportunity to meet other IEEE-HKN members from around the world;
  • Professional and leadership growth from our Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, and Entrepreneurship tracks.
Registration for this exclusive event is free for IEEE-HKN members and limited to the first 200 students.

Registration is now open.

Member Discounts

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Members in the US save up to 35%* by visiting Plus get 50% off select services for up to four weeks after you enroll.**

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Car Rental Discount

Car Rental Discount IEEE members in many parts of the world can now enjoy discounts of up to 20% when renting a car from Alamo Rent A Car or National Car Rental. Discounts are available at participating locations in the US, Canada, Latin America, and Caribbean. You can make your reservation online or by phone.

Go to and follow the car rental program link. When you make your reservation online at the Alamo and National Car Rental Web sites, the IEEE discount codes would be automatically filled in for your convenience and savings.

Lenovo March Deals

Lenovo You’re in LUCK with Lenovo in March! Get INSTANT SAVINGS all month long on Lenovo's legendary PCs. Hit the JACKPOT with incredible offer on laptops, desktops, tablets, workstations or servers! Plus get FREE shipping on all Web orders.

Lenovo laptops provide you with flexibility and performance to conduct your day to day or business activities anywhere. Enjoy the mobile freedom to work or play with a Lenovo tablet, or enjoy rock solid reliability and performance with a desktop.

Take advantage of great pricing on a wide range of PCs until 31 March 2015:
  • Up to 23% off select desktops
  • Up to 25% off select Lenovo laptops
  • Up to 12% on select ThinkPad laptops
  • Up to 20% off select Lenovo tablets
Don’t forget every PC needs accessories and service…UPGRADE NOW! For more information and easy ordering, visit or call 1 800 426 7235, ext. 2157 (Monday through Friday: 9am-9pm EST, Saturday: 9am-6pm EST). Think Lucky. Think Savings. Think Lenovo.

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Access GoogleApps@IEEE via myIEEE

Did You Know?

IEEE members can quickly access their GoogleApps@IEEE service via myIEEE. The GoogleApps@IEEE gadget is visible to all members on the "myDesktop" page in myIEEE. Members can remove, relocate, or add the gadget back at any time. Users will experience:
  • Services and account settings hot-linked to respective locations in GoogleApps (separate window)
  • Single sign-on (no need to reauthenticate)

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


Discount Available Exclusively to IEEE Members
IEEE members save 35% off all Wiley-IEEE Press and Wiley print books! Visit and enter promo code 18493 at checkout. Offer valid on print books only, and excludes major reference works, databases, journals, and digital books.

Decisions: An Engineering and Management Perspective Decisions: An Engineering and Management Perspective
Gerard H. Gaynor
ISBN: 978-0-470-16759-5, February 2015, Wiley-IEEE Press
List Price: US$49.95, Member Price: US$32.47

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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.

Is 2015 The Year Voice Assistants Take Over Your Home?
As seen in Motley Fool
25 January 2015

IEEE Member Highlight:
coughlinIEEE Senior member Tom Coughlin comments on the impact voice assistants will continue to have in the home during 2015.

How to Improve Your Online Security? Change Your Passwords Now
As seen in The Guardian
24 January 2015

IEEE Member Highlight:
curranIEEE Senior member Kevin Curran discusses what anti-virus software is available to consumers when it comes to protecting their smartphones and tablets.

WIE Conference

EA INSIGHT is the newsletter of IEEE Educational Activities (EA). Each issue offers a range of articles covering events, products, and services. The newsletter includes volunteer news, key dates, awards news, and other timely stories.

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The February edition includes:
  • Global Outlook - Educational Activities Events in Sub-Saharan Africa and EA Representatives Exploring Partnership Opportunities in China
  • EA Volunteer Spotlight - S.K. Ramesh
  • Spotlight on EA Programs - Standards Education and Customized Education Solutions

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2014 Salary & Benefits Survey
Salary Survey

IEEE-USA has conducted compensation surveys of U.S. IEEE members since 1972. IEEE-USA has recently published the 2014 Salary & Benefits Survey report as well as five individual industry compensation reports for: Communications, Computers, Circuits and Devices, Power & Energy, and Systems and Controls. IEEE Members receive a greatly reduced price for these reports.

Learn more.

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

The IEEE-USA Career and 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 290 free eBooks from the IEEE Press collection through IEEE Xplore.

Title: Introduction to IP Address Management
Copyright Year: 2010
Authors: Rooney, T.
Publisher: Wiley-IEEE Press
Abstract: A step-by-step guide to managing critical technologies of today's converged services IP networks Effective IP Address Management (IPAM) has become crucial to maintaining high-performing IP services such as data, video, and voice over IP. This book provides a concise introduction to the three core IPAM networking technologies—IPv4 and IPv6 addressing, Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), and Domain Name System (DNS)—as well as IPAM practice and techniques needed to manage them cohesively. 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. Is Mobile has a mobile app for Android and Apple iOS devices to allow viewers to watch content on the go. The app is available for free 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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