IEEE Young Professionals Bangladesh co-hosted the Young Professional Track at the IEEE TENSYMP 2020 conference with the IEEE Bangladesh Section. The Young Professionals(YP) Track was held on the second day of the conference on Saturday, June 6th 2020. There were 45 participants from across the globe.
Dr. Tarao Suzuki, the Chair of IEEE Region 10 Young Professionals Committee gave the first invited talk in the session on “Value and Benefits of IEEE Region 10 YP Program”. He also spoke about the meetup programs of YP, their value, and different YP resources available to the members.
The second invited talk of the session was given by Dr. Nirmal-Kumar C. Nair, Chair, IEEE Region 10 Professional Activities Committee. Dr. Nair talked on “Students to Young Professionals – Effectively adapting to the transition: Volunteer’s Journey through IEEE: My Professional ‘Home”. He masterfully delivered his talk on his journey to transition to an IEEE volunteer leader and he emphasized the power of listening.
Afterwards, IEEE Bangladesh Section Chair Dr. Celia Shahnaz led an interactive discussion. Dr. Syed Muzahir Abbas (ANZ YP Coordinator, R10), John Benedict Boggala (SA R10 YP Coordinator), Jeet Dagha (IEEE Bombay YP Coordinator), and Dr. Sheikh Anowarul Fattah (Advisor, YP Bangladesh) shared the best practices in YP and how they envision new activities amidst the Covid-19 pandemic. Dr. Syed Muzahir Abbas explained how he served in different conferences and how the sections in Australia and New Zealand helped to mentor the new volunteers. Dr. Abbas also mentioned his initiative for an internship to promote the industry-academia relationship. John Boggala talked about his volunteering experience in YP and how it benefited his career. Jeet Daga explained his plan to connect the YP chairs of all 12 sections of India in a virtual meet. Dr. Celia Shahnaz highlighted the importance of research and technical activities. Dr. Sheikh Anowarul Fattah talked about the challenges of the early career.
Finally, Dr. Sajid Muhaimin Choudhury (Chair, YP Bangladesh) shared activities and upcoming events of the YP Bangladesh.
You can read more about the event from here: https://r10.ieee.org/bd-yp/2020/06/01/yp-track-ieee-tensymp2020/
Article Contributed by Sajid Muhaimin Choudhury, Chair, IEEE Young Professionals Bangladesh