> EssayContest2009E

Celebrate IEEE's 125th Anniversary Career Development Essay Contest for Young Professionals and Women Engineers

Organized by IEEE Tokyo GOLD Affinity Group and IEEE Japan Council WIE Affinity Group
Endorsed by IEEE Tokyo Section

IEEE Tokyo GOLD (Graduates of Last Decade) and IEEE Japan Council WIE (Women in Engineering) organize gCareer Development Essay Contesth 
to celebrate the 125th Anniversary of IEEE. This contest targets young professional members including students and women engineer members. 
The contestfs purpose is to raise awareness on young professional member's future paths and relevant skills and to share the experiences. 
You can think yourself about ghow to shape my career?h, ghow to get a dream?h, ghow to enjoy your life as a young professional 
or woman engineer?h, or gWhat is benefit of IEEE activities for development of your skill or career?h etc. 
Please express your experience and thinking about career planning for yourself. 


1.	Theme: 
Please select one theme from the followings and express your vision for career developments. 
What kind of skill and experience do you think is needed for career development in your life? 
Please express your vision for the future of your life, including examples of activities or experience to engage in. 
Essays may be submitted by anyone.

a). Career planning in school days
b). Career planning for doctor course students 
c). Whatfs important skill with a scope of 10 years?
d). Career planning for myself
e). Career change and skill development
f). What is benefit of IEEE activities for development of your skill or career?
g). What do you think about gcareer developmenth, gskill planningh, or gdream come trueh?

2.	Deadline:
Entries must be received by September 14th (Mon.), 2009
The deadline has been extended.
3. Format: Essay must be 1 page (A4 sheet) in English or Japanese with PDF or MS word format. 4. Submission: Essay may be submitted to yasuharu@ieee.org by e-mail (PDF or MS Word file). In addition, please send (1) your name, (2) affiliation, (3) e-mail address or phone number, (4) IEEE membership No. (if you are IEEE member), (5) essay title. If you don't receive an acknowledgement within 7 days, please contact to kohei.ohno@ieee.org. 5. Qualification: Essays must be original and unpublished. Essays must be written by one person. There is no limitation in qualification for submission, for example, age, IEEE membership, etc. 6. Criteria for selection: The criteria of the contest may be focused on raising awareness of view on young professional member's future path and relevant skills. 7. Award: The following awards will be given: 1st Prize: Certificate and prize of 30,000 Japanese Yen ... 1 entrant 2nd Prize: Certificate and prize of 10,000 Japanese Yen ... 5 entrants All prize winners will be invited to the IEEE 125th Anniversary Celebration in Tokyo 23 October, 2009. (Travel expenses will not be covered.) The winner may be required to be IEEE member until the celebration event on 23 October, 2009. The winners will be announced in September 2009. The winnerfs essay will be released on the IEEE Tokyo GOLD Affinity Group Website in anonymity. 8. Contact: If you have any questions, please contact yasuharu@ieee.org (Yasuharu Ohgoe, IEEE Tokyo GOLD Affinity Group Chair). 9. Tokyo GOLD and WIE Japan activities: http://www.ieee-jp.org/tokyogold/index.html http://www.ieee-jp.org/japancouncil/affinitygroup/WIE/