The transition from grad school to industry isn’t easy. What are the opportunities pitfalls, challenges and how to overcome them? We invite graduate students, graduating seniors, and young engineers to join us for the HKN Pathways Program, where we focus on this transition. In partnership with ECEDHA, we are bringing together students and professionals to discuss personal career paths, share hard-earned insights, and offer practical advice for young engineers

Why this Program?

Unlike programs offered at your university, you will meet and network with leaders from a wide cross section of industry, academia, corporations, and young engineers like you looking to enter industry. ECEDHA offers access and an audience unlike any other. 




IEEE-HKN Outstanding Student of the Year

Olivia Weiya Hsu graduated from University of California, Berkeley in May 2019 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Computer Science at Stanford University. She is a recipient of the 2019 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow Award, and is the Founder/President of Space Technologies at Cal 2019. She has held internships at Apple Inc., NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Her work experience includes positions as an undergraduate researcher at the Berkeley Wireless Research Center and as Head Undergraduate Student Instructor at UC Berkeley Electrical Engineering 16A. Hsu was the Recording Secretary of the HKN Mu Chapter, and served as the Student Relations Officer. She was instrumental in running numerous events for the Berkeley EECS community including the HKN Service Committee to organize new outreach events, most notably “BearHack”, and “EECS Day.”

More on her achievement can be found here.




Outstanding Chapter Award

The IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu (IEEE-HKN) Board of Governors has conferred upon 26 student chapters the distinction of Outstanding Chapter for 2019. This represents the top 10 percent of all HKN chapters worldwide.
The Outstanding Chapter Award (OCA) recognizes excellence in IEEE-HKN chapters for their activities. The award is based on the content and description of chapter activities that are contained in the Annual Chapter Report, which summarizes the chapter’s activities from the previous academic year.



IEEE-HNK Workshop Schedule of Events

Friday, March 20

7:30 am - 5:00 pm Registration
2:30 pm - 2:45 pm Welcome
2:45 pm - 3:30 pm Introduction Texas Instruments Booster Pack Challenge
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Networking Break
4:00 pm - 4:45 pm Panel: Entrepreneurship - Telling Your Story
4:45 pm - 5:30 pm Innovation, Imagination and Immersive Technology: How Engineers Move from Concepts and Dreams to Reality
5:30 pm - 6:00 pm Wrap Up
6:00 pm  ECExpo Reception
Evening Team Time

Saturday, March 21

7:30 am - 5:00 pm Registration
9:00 am - 9:15 am Opening: Welcome to the IEEE Network
9:15 am - 10:00 am Let's Talk About Money: Your Financial Future
10:00 am - 10:30 am ECExpo Networking Break
10:30 am - 11:15 am Panel: Which is the Chicken and Which is the Egg? Graduate School or Work Experience?
11:15 am - 12:00 pm Leadership Skills Leaders Swear By: Discovering Your Unique Communication Style
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm ECExpo Luncheon
1:30 pm - 2:15 pm Emerging Technologies and the Impact You Can Make
2:15 pm - 3:00 pm Panel: Where the Jobs Are
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm ECExpo Networking Break
3:30 pm - 4:15 pm Negotiating at Work and in Life
5:00 pm Closing
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm HKN Awards Reception

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