The IEEE Photonics Society Young Professionals program is a community group within the IEEE Young Professionals program (formerly known as GOLD). The Young Professionals program is committed to helping young professionals evaluate their career goals, refine their skills and grow a professional network. The program's outreach is targeted at reaching students and professionals up to 15 years post their first degree.
Members that make up this group are graduate students, post doctoral candidates, and young professionals that recently entered the photonics and optics workforce. Volunteers of this program can also be professors or advisors who guide graduate students or our student chapters.
Provide professional development opportunities for Young Professionals and create the building blocks for lifelong and diverse professional networks. While school ties end at graduation, your support from IEEE Photonics lasts through your entire career.
- Provide needed career and networking support for soon to be graduated students and professionals < 15 years post first degree.
- Enable better networking and engagement between senior and younger members.
- Provide access to online content and webinars to develop technical and professionals goals.
- Create a society wide mentoring community based on volunteering.
Networking and mentorship opportunities
Regional events and chapter activities
Access to educational resources and trainings
Grants and Fellowships
Volunteer opportunities and leadership roles