IEEE Tokyo YPs / Japan Council WIE/ Kansai YPs
The 7th IEEE Career Development Essay Contest for Young Professionals and Women Engineers

IEEE Tokyo Young Professionals
Chair Kojiro Nishimiya (Schlumberger)
IEEE JC Women in Engineering
Chair Kazuko Ishikawa (PicoTherm)
IEEE Kansai Young Professionals
Chair Takeshi Kumaki (Ritsumeikan Univ.)

The 7th IEEE Career Development Essay Contest for Young Professionals and Women Engineers is Organized by IEEE Tokyo Young Professionals (YPs) Affinity Group, IEEE Japan Council Women in Engineering (WIE) Affinity Group and IEEE Kansai YPs Affinity Group. This contest targets YPs and/or WIE members including students.
The contestfs purpose is to raise awareness on the member's future paths and relevant skills and to share the experiences.

1. Theme:
Please express your experience or vision for career developments,
including examples of activities or experience to engage in.

Please refer a topic to the following examples.
- What is benefit of IEEE activities?
- Own challenges, dreams, goals or worry
- Own ambition to women in engineering
- Message to women in engineering
- What do you think about gcareer developmenth, gskill planningh, or gdream come trueh?
- Other topics about the career development

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

3. Deadline:
Entries must be received by 25 September, 2015.
Entries must be received by 2 October, 2015. (Deadline has been extended)

4. Submission:
The application form may be submitted to "kozawa[at]rs.tus.ac.jp"
by e-mail including 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 or Japanese)
(6) essay article (English or Japanese)

If you don't receive an acknowledgment within 2 days,
please contact to "kozawa[at]rs.tus.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Essays must be original and unpublished.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.)

6. Criteria for selection:
The criteria of the contest is focused on the following 5 points of view.
- an activity for the career developments
- an effectiveness for the career developments
- a clear message
- a persuasive essay
- a logical configuration

7. Award:
The following awards will be given:
[1st Prize]
Certificate and prize of 20,000 Japanese Yen

[2nd Prizes] (Two categories: YPs, WIE)
Certificate and prize of 10,000 Japanese Yen

[Undergraduate Prize]
Certificate and prize of 5,000 book gift card

* The YPs Prize focuses on a content about "a promoting the career development" and/or "a contribution for the networking with IEEE members".
* The WIE Prize focuses on "a work and life of women in engineering" and/or "an experience for the career".

All prize winners will be invited to a YPs/WIE event on 2015.
The winner may be required to be IEEE member until the celebration event.
Travel expenses will not be covered.
The winners will be announced in 31 October, 2015.
The winnerfs essay will be released on the Tokyo YPs Website (http://www.ieee-jp.org/tokyogold/).

8. Contact:
Yusuke Kozawa (IEEE Tokyo YPs)
E-mail: kozawa[at]rs.tus.ac.jp

9. Tokyo/Kansai YPs and WIE Japan activities,
IEEE Tokyo Young Professionals Affinity Group:
IEEE Japan Council WIE Affinity Group:
IEEE Kansai Young Professionals Affinity Group:

10. Result of Essay Contest 2014