Young Professionals

The IEEE Young Professionals (formerly Graduates Of the Last Decade (GOLD)) program is an IEEE entity that provides benefits for young IEEE members after their Student Member status has expired. If you are an IEEE Member who graduated with your first professional degree within the last ten years, you are automatically part of IEEE Young Professionals. Around the world, there are over 47,000 members.

The continuing goal of IEEE Young Professionals is to find out what students need from their Society at this particular stage of their careers and how their Society can in turn offer additional value for members.

The IEEE Young Professionals webpage can be found here. There is also an IEEE Young Professionals Facebook page.

How to become a IEEE Young Professionals Member

After you have graduated with your first professional degree, IEEE will identify you as an IEEE Young Professionals member. This is an automatic process. The IEEE Young Professionals identifier covers a 10-year period from this first graduation. If you continue your education after graduation and remain an IEEE Student Member, you will not be identified as an IEEE Young Professionals member.

Benefits of IEEE Young Professionals

Benefits of the IEEE Young Professionals program include:

  • IEEE technology and information
  • Online research & career resources
  • Online job search
  • Online seminars
  • Professional networking opportunities
  • Peer connection
  • Local social activities
  • Leadership opportunities


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