IEEE-HKN Pathways to Industry

Overview: For IEEE-HKN students who are preparing for the transition from undergraduate or Graduate School to industry. The Pathways to Industry workshop where we will focus on this transition. In partnership with ECEDHA, we are bringing together students and professionals to discuss personal career paths, share hard-earned insights, and offer practical advice for young professionals.

This session is limited to IEEE-HKN student attendees. This workshop is offered free of charge to students. Thank you to ECEDHA and IEEE-HKN for underwriting the cost of the program. Workshop includes breakfast, lunch and evening reception on Sunday, March 24th. 

IEEE-HKN has a unique value proposition and this workshop is designed to provide valuable insight and information to HKN students in the areas of:
− Professional Development
− Engagement with Industry and workforce
− Making the transition from student to Professional
− Skills they did not teach you in school


IEEE-HKN students represent the top third and fourth year students who have completed half of their degree requirements in pursuit of their first professional degree in an IEEE-designated interest. IEEE-HKN students are selected based on our three guiding principles: Scholarship, Attitude, and Character. This is an exclusive audience where a majority pursue advanced degree and is an early indicator of professional success and accomplishment.

The Electrical and Computer Department Heads Association (ECEDHA) is composed of the heads or chairs of departments offering accredited program in electrical and/or computer engineering. The mission includes; advancing the field; facilitate member interaction and idea exchange; improve communication with the profession, industry, government, and others.

The natural synergy between IEEE-HKN and ECEDHA and shared missions of advancing our profession and serving our members has resulted in a long-term partnership.



IEEE-HKN Program Schedule of Events

Sunday, March 24

 7:30am - 5:00pm - Registration Open 

 8:00am - 8:30am - ECE Spotlight Breakfast 

 8:30am - 12:00pm - ECE Spotlight Industry Sessions
These lively sessions feature presentations from different companies to discuss their mission, business plan, new developments and programs. Sessions are interactive and have dynamic discussions and robust question and answer sessions.

 12:00pm - 1:00pm - Lunch

 1:00pm - 5:00pm - Pathways to Industry Workshop

Sunday Pathways to Industry Workshop Information

1:00pm - 1:15pm - Welcome and Introductions

1:15pm - 2:00pm - Graduate Program Panel Discussion

A panel of experts will explore the value of attending Graduate School, choosing a program, securing funding and how to get the most of your Graduate Student Experience. An interactive Q&A session and other resources will benefit the undergraduate student or current graduate student.

2:00pm - 2:45pm - Workforce of the Future

3:00pm - 4:00pm - Communication and the Media

4:00pm - 5:00pm - Workshop Session

6:00pm - 7:30pm - ECExpo Reception


   Nancy Ostin


"I have attended the past two ECEDHA meetings because of their sessions addressing the current image of Electrical and Computer Engineering, which is important to me as a communicator for ECE. Being part of ECEDHA is helping me to collaborate with other communicators and professionals in the field to help strengthen the brand. Attracting the best students to ECE is important to society. I am grateful for the opportunity to assist in this important goal."

Catharine June, ECE Communications & Marketing Manager, University of Michigan

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