An all virtual program preparing students for their future careers

18th , 19th & 25th September 2021

IEEE R10 Young Professionals’ CLAP (Career and Leadership Aid Program) is an intensive virtual program to assist students and graduate student members in preparing for their future careers

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Delegate Handbook

Our delegate handbook distills all the information you need to know about CLAP, schedule, speakers, instructors, competition and to how to get best out of the Airmeet platform.



Career and Leadership Aid Program (CLAP)

IEEE Region 10 Young Professionals’ Career and Leadership Aid Program (CLAP) is a virtual program aimed to help prepare students and graduate students to achieve their future career. This will be a great opportunity for budding young professionals to receive a broader overview on global career opportunities through various activities. The career guidance and training program will be an active boot camp over a span of two weeks which will be interactive and informative.

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Day one - September 18th 2021 | 4:30pm - 8:30 pm Indian Standard Time (IST) [ Convert to local time here ]

4:50 PM–5:00 PM

IEEE Member benefits and Volunteering with IEEE

Speaker: Simay Akar

5:00 PM–5:15 PM

Skills to pursue a career in Industry

Speaker: Erica Hanson

5:15 PM–5:30 PM

Resume building

Speaker: Ayu Shahirah Salem

5:35 PM–5:50 PM

Interview training

Speaker: Sampath Thrimavithana

5:55 PM–6:10 PM

Strategies for internship/job search

Speaker: John D Mcdonald

6:20 PM - 6:35 PM

Skills to pursue a career in academia

Speaker: Assoc. Prof. Wee-Jun Ong

6:40 PM - 6:55 PM

Education after graduation

Speaker: Prof. Takako Hashimoto

7:00 PM - 7:15 PM

Scholarship Application Tips

Speaker: Ruwangi Fernando

7:20 PM - 7:35 PM

How to make a good publication

Speaker: Prof. Ashutosh Kumar

7:40 PM - 7:55 PM

Freelancing Opportunities

Speaker: Salheen Bakhat

8:00 PM - 8:20 PM

CLAP Challenge

Speaker: Feny Roy & Muhammad Hamza

8:20 PM - 8:30 PM

Closing Remarks

Speaker: Mithushan Jalangan

Day Two - September 19th 2021 | 4:30pm - 6:55pm Indian Standard Time (IST) [ Convert to local time here ]

4:30 PM–4:40 PM

Opening Remarks

Speaker: Warunika Hippola

4:40 PM–4:55 PM

Choosing industry as the career after graduation

Speaker: Matt Scott

4:55 PM–5:10 PM

Choosing academia as the career after graduation

Speaker: Prof. Tuong-Thuy Vu

5:10 PM–5:25 PM

Choosing Entrepreneurship as the career after graduation

Speaker: Adrian Soe Myint

5:25 PM–5:40 PM

Leadership skills for career

Speaker: Dr. Clara Neppel

5:45 PM–6:30 PM

Panel Discussion: Discuss - Explore - Enrich

Speakers: Matt Scott, Prof. Tuong-Thuy Vu, Adrian Soe Myint & Dr. Clara Neppel

6:35 PM–6:50 PM

Aligning Your Career with IEEE​

Speaker: Susan K. (Kathy) Land

6:50 PM–6:55 PM

Closing Remarks

Speaker: Mohammed Hussein

6:55 PM–7:05 PM

Cluster Team Lead Briefing Session

Speaker: Mayesha Tafannum, Muhammad Hamza

Day Three - September 25th 2021 | 4:30pm - 7:15pm Indian Standard Time (IST) [ Convert to local time here ]

4:30 PM–4:35 PM

Opening Remarks

Mayesha Tafannum

4:35 PM–4:50 PM

CLAPathon Briefing and Judge Introduction

Prof. Zuhaina Zakaria, Amit kumar, Prof. Jennifer Chua Dela Cruz, Varghese Cherian

4:50 PM–7:00PM

Group Presentation

7:00 PM–7:15 PM

Awarding and Closing Ceremony

Speaker: Dr. Saaveethya Sivakumar & Pooja Haridas

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Cluster Instructors


CLAP Challenge

The objective of the CLAP Challenge is to engage participants in the “Learning and Sharing” activity to evaluate the understanding of the participants in Academia & Industry and to make them familiar with it. This challenge leads to sharing their IEEE Value Addition Experiences in form of Video.
CLAP Challenge will start on 18th September 2021 and will be divided into 2 Phases.

Round 1: (Learning)
  • 20 Minutes quiz Competition at the end of Day 1 (18th September 2021).
  • The content of the Quiz will be from the Speaker’s Presentation and Topics.
  • The quiz will be automatically evaluated on the basis of Correct Answers and Top Speed.
  • The top 15 Participants from Round 1 (QUIZ Challenge) will be qualified for Round 2.
Round 2: (Sharing)
  • Round 2 is an SYP Video Competition.
  • The top 15 Participants will be Qualified for the SYP Video Competition. 
  • Round 2 Contestant needs to Make a video on the theme of (IEEE Adding Value in my Life)
  • SYP Video Submission Guidelines.
    • Max 3 Min Video.
    • Video Includes (Intro, How IEEE is adding Value in your Life, Remarks about CLAP).
  • Video will be evaluated on the basis of
    • Content quality of the Video.
    • Creative Idea.
  • Deadline for Video Submission (23rd September, 2021). The video submitted should be original and should never have been shared elsewhere other than the CLAP Committee. The CLAP Committee reserves the right to disqualify any submission subjected to copyright.



The objective of Booth Presentation is to let the delegates unleash their creativity and show us the best of their teamwork! They would be required to assemble their Cluster mates, research, collect ideas and display the most innovative presentation at the CLAP Booth and explore chances to win exciting prizes! 

Each cluster is required to perform a booth presentation on 25th September 2021.

  • All Members of Each Cluster should contribute to the presentation content.
  • One Member from each Cluster will present the Presentation.
  • Each Cluster has to pre-record a Video Presentation of the assigned topic.
  • A designated booth via airmeet platform will be assigned to each cluster. 
  • Each cluster should appoint a booth manager who would be responsible to set up the booth.
  • The Pre-Recorded video presentation should be uploaded to the Booth setup. Guide to set up the booth can be found here. 
  • The booth manager should be available at the booth during the Judges Visit on 25th September 2021.
There will be a Question and Answer session with the Judges and will evaluate the Presentation on the following basis.
  • The focus of the presentation
  • Clarity and coherence of the content
  • The thoroughness of the ideas presented and the analysis
  • Clarity of the presentation
  • Effective use of facts, statistics, and details
  • Design of the slides
  • Effective use of images 

All members of the winning cluster will be receiving USD 25 worth IEEE Membership or IEEE Society Membership.

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CLAPathon's Judges

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Advisory Committee

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Steering Committee

Organizing Committee

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Staff Committee