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The nomination deadline is March 1, 2017
Old Guard Early Award Deadline: February 1, 2017
The Call for the Old Guard Early Career Award nominations are underway.
Eligible nominees must be a current ASME member and have earned a baccalaureate degree in Mechanical Engineering between years February 1, 2009 - February 1, 2013.
A $5000 honorarium will be awarded to the grand prize recipient including ASME Membership dues paid for life (valued at $3000). In addition, a $2000 honorarium will be awarded to the two (2) runner-up recipients along with a paid ASME membership dues for life. All recipients will receive a plaque.
Don't miss this opportunity to recognize an outstanding early career engineer who is actively involved in their profession, community, and the work of ASME!
Learn more about this award and how to nominate
Find a Nominator: For those of you that may be eligible for this award, forward this opportunity to a fellow ASME colleague/mentor to consider nominating you!
Chair: Jacob Snyder, Penn State University Vice Chair: Zhiping Mao, Duke University Secretary: Michelle Wood, University of Houston Past Chair: Kathryn Kirsch, Penn State University
Contact Us Contact the Student Advisory Committee at email@example.com or join our ASME Community.
The Student Advisory Committee (SAC) is a group of students who work to foster student engagement in the IGTI community and improve the Turbo Expo conference every year. Towards this goal, the SAC organizes various sessions and events during the conference, provides opportunities for students to work behind the scenes with leaders in their technical area, and awards travel funds to eligible degree seeking individuals.
Revised Program to support program development for local activities and events
The recently revamped ASME FutureME Program Grant (formerly known as the Early Career Forums Grant) is providing early career engineers and recent graduates with a whole new spectrum of career development possibilities and opportunities through innovative and leading edge activities and events.
For years the ASME Early Career Forums offered a venue for early career engineers to network, learn and share experiences and knowledge, and ultimately it served as a source of inspiration for the ECE Programming Committee to explore new concepts and ideas to take this experience to a whole new level, and that’s what led us to develop the ASME FutureME Program Grant. It’s meant to challenge event participants and organizers to explore and propose new models and strategies that aim to advance the state of the art of career development techniques.
This program is the result of a joint effort between the ECE Programming Committee and the ASME Old Guard Committee. Thanks to this partnership ASME has been able to offer throughout the years a solid and effective platform that provides the planning expertise and guidance, and the financial support necessary to ASME units for the development and organization of activities and programs dedicated to aid the transition from university to professional life.
One of the main goals of the ECE Programming Committee is to pursue the new ASME FutureME Program Grant model to re-innovate and expand its outreach, by offering a more diversified palette of products and opportunities for a larger audience with different interests and styles but with career goals and needs in common. The ASME FutureME Program Grant marks the evolution from a conference like only model to one that allows the activity organizers to work together with the FutureME Program Grant team and propose and develop the programs that best suit the needs and interests of its customer, the possibilities are vast.
The organizers of an Early Career event held in Venezuela (the first to be hosted outside the US) said, “this event opened our eyes and helped us and the participants gain a new perspective about the real engineering world, something that we don’t get to experience very often as in the early stages of our careers, events like these are necessary to create awareness about career development resources and hints for success”.
Alberto Mazzoleni, organizer of the first European Early Career Forum in Brescia, Italy expressed, “The ECF preparation was first of all a big challenge for the organizing committee members, getting in contact with the different experts and professionals from different domains that we invited as speakers, and get their support and ideas for the event, was something we had never done before. The event was then a great networking moment for all the participants. At that time different visions are put face to face. Young people had the opportunity to taste what it’s like to be a professional engineer and experienced people from industry and academia could better understand the needs and fears of young engineers.”
How to Apply
ASME Units interested in applying to the ASME FutureME Program Grant can submit their event proposals year round through the ASME GPS Requisition Tool. The Grant provides up to USD $1,500 for each approved event or activity with the opportunity to get an additional $500 if video or written content of the approved FutureME Program is provided.
Checkout how your ASME unit can apply today!
Author: Andres RONDON, Laboratoire d'Imagerie Biomédicale (LIB), UPMC Sorbonne Universités Paris, France
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More of the Millennial generation is college-educated, thus the basement standard for most jobs has risen accordingly. Pay in entry-level jobs is also an issue due to student loan and other forms of debt Millennials accrue trying to stay ahead of the masses.
Knowing how and when to apply for a job is just as important as find an opening. Failure to follow a basic blueprint when applying will leave you spinning your wheels.
Spotlight Relevant Experience
You have held a variety of part-time and odd jobs, but you do not need to include every single position in your resume.
Hirers are often flooded with applications, thus their resources are finite. Keep it concise by emphasizing only the positions with relevance to the job for which you are applying.
It does not need to be in the same field, so long as the skills applied or learned are applicable to the position you hope to obtain.
Lead with Leadership
Steven Rothberg, president and founder of CollegeRecruiter.com, says the one thing that stands out on an early-career resume above all else is a leadership role.
If you have experience leading in some capacity, make sure to lead your resume or cover letter with it. This can include heading a volunteer group or even something as simple as spearheading a major class project.
Leadership is not necessarily a learned job trait, so a demonstrated willingness to take charge is attractive to employers.
Don't Apply Just to Apply
Getting stuck in a career rut happens, either due to unhappiness with your current job or unemployment. Don't let your workplace rut bleed into your application process.
Blanketing prospective employers with resumes may seem like a good idea -- the more lures in the water the more potential for bites, after all -- but if you're applying for dozens of jobs, the odds you are tailoring your resume and cover letter to fit the specific opening aren't good.
Submitting a bland cover letter for an opening you may have only minimal interest in is one thing, but you want to take time to craft a standout resume and cover letter for the job you truly want.
Moreover, applying for a job that isn't really of interest to you isn't just wasting your time: It's also wasting the employers.
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— Ibrahim Ashie, ASME Life Member since 1971
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