IEEE Ryerson hosted its annual flagship event, IEEE Industry Night, on March 6th 2018!
This networking event allowed the electrical, computer, and biomedical engineering students to interact with industry professionals over a 3-course dinner. Keynote speeches introduced the guests to the students, and everyone also heard a few words from the chair of IEEE Toronto himself!
The professionals that were invited are currently working in tech companies related to the electrical, computer or biomedical fields, and have first hand experience in the student to professional transition. This we invited guests from Google/Zoom.ai, Microsoft, Siemens, AMD, Hydro One, IEEE Toronto, Bombardier, Patriot One, Bionik Labs, Sunnybrook Health Sciences, West Park Healthcare Centre, Alstom, Hatch, Ikos Consulting, and Centre of Urban Energy.
The friendly environment of the dinner let the guests ask questions to each other and share stories. The students engaged in round table conversations with the professionals and learned about the work they do, the paths they have taken, and tips on becoming the engineers of tomorrow. The night ended with door prizes for lucky students and appreciation gifts for the professionals.
The IEEE Industry Night is the biggest event IEEE Ryerson holds each year! The guest are always enthusiastic to answer the students questions or share their own stories on achieving the jobs they have today. We really enjoy holding this event each year, and hope that we can continue to help ease the students’ transition into the professional field!