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From Graduand to the Professional – IEEE Queensland Young Professionals Chapter

This blog article is about two events conducted by Queensland Young Professionals.

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A fresh graduate just flying out after university education needs to procure a set of skills apart from the subject related knowledge he or she acquired during the university period in order to perform effectively as an engineering professional. Most of the time, a practicing engineer has to perform both roles of the engineer and the leader in order to guide his team productively to achieve the targets within the limited time period. Hence leadership is an essential skill that an engineer should either be born with or developed within.

During the undergraduate life of an engineer, he or she is not adequately exposed to opportunities to develop this skill. Having well understood this situation, the IEEE Queensland Young Professionals Chapter organized a workshop on “Leadership for Young Engineers” where a speaker from an engineering background shared the knowledge and wisdom on how to become a good leader to the subordinates, through the vast experience she had gained while taking her carrier as an engineering professional. The speaker of the day, Phoebe Tee is a PMP and PRINCE2 certified project manager with more than 9 years’ experience in Government, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), cutting edge technology, telecommunication and software design. She worked as a project manager at Motorola Solutions, contributing to the multi million dollars projects such as 2013 Brisbane G20 Summit project and Queensland Government Wireless Network (GWN) in South East Queensland region which could be sited as her recent significant achievements.

The session was held on 30th March 2016, at Brisbane, Australia.

All you need to know about big data

Moving on, diversifying their event calendar for 2016, the IEEE Queensland Young professionals Chapter organized the workshop on big data by Xue Li who is an associated professor from University of Queensland on 27th April 2016. This renowned speaker explained why big data is such a buzz word and outlined his view on future of data analysis using real world applications and examples which was highly appreciated by the audience. Professor Li was honored as one of “The most powerful people in Australia on Big Data” by the Financial Review – the Power Issue 2015. He is the winner of the Microsoft Startup Q Award 2014, Winner of the Best use of Open Data – QLD Premier’s Awards for Open Data 2014.

The event was open to both IEEE members and non-members and it is a point of note to mention that the event ended up seeing a huge success.