The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), the ASME Boston Section and the ASME Wentworth Institute of Technology Student Section has joined forces to deliver an early career forum focusing on careers in the energy sector. The New England Technology Directory lists approximately700 energy related companies across New England. This early career forum on “How to Charter a Career in the Energy Industry” intends to capitalize on the depth and breadth of energy knowledge and expertise in the New England region. Experts and professionals from academia, industry and government have been invited to deliver presentations and panel discussions on current trends in the energy and sustainability industry. The central focus of the forum will be on the growing demand for highly skilled professionals in the Energy and Sustainability Industry and available opportunities in academia and applied engineering. The forum is divided into a series of panels that will be open for Questions and Answers after each panel discussion. The first panel includes 6 experts from the Energy Industry that will provide timely information on how to prepare to take full advantage of current and arising opportunities in the energy industry. The second panel will focus on professional engineering (PE) registration and international chartered engineer (CEng) registration. This panel will discuss the meaning of professional registration and compare the PE and CEng professional registrations and discuss the routes and benefits of obtaining these designations. The third panel discussion will provide attendees with practical information regarding developing winning CVs, interviewing tips, negotiating techniques and career management. The forum will also highlight the role of the IET and the ASMEand the benefits of membership in these institutions.
The goal of this forum is to provide undergraduate students, recent engineering degree graduates, early career engineers as well as current Master's andPh.D. students with better information/knowledge of various opportunities and career paths that are available in the energy sector.
Why should students and early career engineers attend this forum?
· Students interested in energy careers will gain practical knowledge on how to prepare and take advantage of career opportunities in the energy industry;
· Early and mid-career engineers interested in the energy sector will gain insightinto making the transition to the energy industry;
· Attendees will gain deeper understanding of professional and chartered engineering registration, the benefits of professional registration, and routes to achieve engineering registration and international chartered status;
· Networking opportunities with professionals in the energy and sustainability industry;
· Better understand the role of the ASME and the IET in professional and career development; and
· Receive tips on CV preparation, recruitment, negotiation and more from professional recruiters