The 6th IEEE Career Development Essay Contest for Young
Professionals and Women Engineers

              IEEE Tokyo Young Professionals

              Chair Kohei Ohno(Meiji Univ.)

              IEEE JC Women in Engineering

              Chair Kazuko Ishikawa (PicoTherm)

The 6th IEEE Career Development Essay Contest for Young Professionals and Women Engineers (Organized by IEEE Tokyo Young Professionals Affinity Group and IEEE Japan Council WIE Affinity Group)

IEEE Tokyo Young Professionals (formerly GOLD) and IEEE Japan Council WIE (Women in Engineering) organize gThe 6th Career Development Essay Contesth. This contest targets young professional members including students and women engineer members.
The contestfs 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 engineer?h, or gWhat is benefit of IEEE activities for development of your skill or career?h etc. Please express your experience or thinking about career planning for yourself. Not only young member but also everyone is invited to the contest.


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

a) What's ideal vision for future engineer/researcher?

b) Own carrier and recent activities

c) Going on a graduate school (masterfs course/ doctorfs course) and Taking a job

d) Whatfs required skills to make ***. (Products, Services, Software and so on.)

e) Whatfs required person from a company.

f) Activities in school days for future?

g) What is benefit of IEEE activities?

h) Experience and benefit of Humanitarian Activities or Humanitarian Technologies.

i) What do you think about gcareer developmenth, gskill planningh, or gdream come trueh?

2. Deadline:
Entries must be received by 3 October, 2014. (Extend!)


3. Format:
Essay must be 1 page (A4 sheet) in English or Japanese with "the application form":

4. Submission:
The application form may be submitted to ohno[at]meiji.ac.jp by e-mail.
The application form should include the following information.
(1) your name
(2) affiliation
(3) e-mail address
(4) IEEE membership No. (if you are IEEE member)
(5) essay title (English only)
(6) essay article (English or Japanese)
If you don't receive an acknowledgement within 2 days, please resend to " ohno [at] meiji.ac.jp".

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.
the essay contest winner should become IEEE member before ceremony of awarding an honor.

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 20,000 Japanese Yen

2nd Prizes (Two categories: Young Professionals, WIE): Certificate and prize of 10,000 Japanese Yen Undergraduate Prize: Certificate and prize of 5,000 book gift card

All prize winners will be invited to the 12th Career Development Workshop on November 15th, 2014. Travel expenses will not be covered. The winner may be required to be IEEE member until the celebration event. The winners will be announced in 31 October, 2014.

The winnerfs essay will be released on the IEEE Tokyo Young Professionals Affinity
Group Website (http://www.ieee-jp.org/tokyogold/).

8. Contact:
If you have any questions, please contact ohno [at] meiji.ac.jp (Kohei Ohno, IEEE Tokyo Young Professionals Affinity Group Chair).
Tel: +81(0)-3-5343-8302


Tokyo Young Professionals and WIE Japan activities:

Result of Essay Contest 2013