Mission & Vision
The first years after graduation from university can be challenging for young professionals. Employment searches, new jobs, professional growth, career development, and life status changes are common experiences for many recent graduates. Going through these challenges can be daunting but IEEE members never have to go through these experiences alone or uninformed.
IEEE Young Professionals (formerly GOLD) was created in 1996 as a membership program to help students transition to young professionals within the larger IEEE community. IEEE members who have graduated in the past fifteen years from their first qualifying degree are automatically members of IEEE Young Professionals.
IEEE YP is a vibrant community of engineers, scientists, and technical experts with member representation across the globe and throughout IEEE societies.