Electrical engineering students in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University can connect with others in their major and gain industry insights through two student organizations: the ASU chapter of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, commonly known as IEEE, and the ASU chapter of Eta Kappa Nu, also known as HKN — IEEE’s honor society for high-achieving electrical engineers and engineering students.

Cynthia Liu, an electrical engineering graduate student and the vice chair of ASU’s IEEE chapter, says that the organization’s main goal is to connect students with industry. ASU IEEE provides networking events, enabling students to meet and hear from professionals working for companies such as BoeingHoneywellIntel and Texas Instruments.

“Engineering students who want to polish up their resume, connect with companies and grow their professional development skills should definitely get involved,” Liu says.

One of the unique networking events that ASU IEEE plans is called Dinner With Engineers, held for the first time in April 2022 in collaboration with the Sun Devil Satellite Laboratory. Students took a speed-dating-style approach to meet engineers from different companies in the space and electrical engineering fields. They rotated between tables over dinner to gain insights on career paths and opportunities. The next Dinner With Engineers will take place in January 2023.

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