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STUDENT CAREER DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES (SCDA). IEEE-USA - Student Professional Awareness Committee and RAB/SAC Student Professional Awareness Activities Subcommittee. SCDA OBJECTIVES. Increase Student Focus On Non-Technical Aspects Of Engineering Prior To Entering The “Real World”

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STUDENT CAREERDEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES(SCDA)

IEEE-USA - Student Professional Awareness Committee

and

RAB/SAC Student Professional Awareness Activities Subcommittee

SCDA Overview


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SCDA OBJECTIVES

  • Increase Student Focus On Non-Technical Aspects Of Engineering Prior To Entering The “Real World”

  • Engage Students In Non-Technical Aspects During Organization Of Conferences

  • Encourage Gaining And Maintaining IEEE Membership

SCDA Overview


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SCDA TOPICS

Professional Ethics

& Societal Responsibilities

Career

Growth

Working

The Engineer &

Public Policy

Role of the

Professional Society

Self Management

SCDA Overview


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SCDA STUDENT BENEFITS

  • Develop Skills In

    • Team Building

    • Project Management

    • Marketing/Sales

    • Finance

    • Communications

  • Build Self-Confidence

  • Connect With Industry

SCDA Overview


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STUDENT PROFESSIONAL AWARENESS CONFERENCES(S-PAC)

Visit Our Web Page At

http://www.ieeeusa.org

and proceed to

“Careers and Education”

SCDA Overview


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WHAT IS AN S-PAC?

  • Structured Conference Planned And Run By Students

  • Presentations Of Non-Technical Career Issues By Highly Qualified Volunteer Speakers

  • Conference Funded By Many Sources (IEEE, School, Industry)

SCDA Overview


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S-PAC PLANNING STEPS

1. Get Connected!

2. Begin Planning

3. Select Speakers

4. Budget S-PAC

5. Publicize And Sell Tickets

6. Prepare For S-PAC Day

7. Submit S-PAC Final Form

SCDA Overview


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GET CONNECTED!

R1

Vishnu Pandey

R1

Vishnu Pandey

R6

Erin Hogbin

R6

Erin Hogbin

R4

Kristi Brooks

R4

Kristi Hummel

R2

John Paserba

R2

John Paserba

R5

Kristi Hummel

R5

Kristi Hummel

R3

James Howard

R3

James Howard

SCDA Overview

6-Oct-05

SCDA Overview

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GET CONNECTED!

  • R7 - Canada

  • R7 - R10 Joey Duvall

  • R10 - Asia

  • R8 - Europe & Africa

  • R9 - Central America & South America

SCDA Overview


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BEGIN PLANNING

  • Organize S-PAC Planning Committee

  • Select Date/Agenda

  • Identify Location

  • Refer To Time-Line on S-PAC Web Page

2003

S-PAC

Day

SCDA Overview


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SELECT SPEAKERS

  • Use S-PAC Web Page To

    Select Speakers/Topics

  • Contact S-PAC Coordinator To Discuss And Approve Speakers/Topics

  • Invite Speakers

  • Identify Audio/Visual Requirements For Speakers

SCDA Overview


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BUDGET FOR S-PAC

  • Download Budget Planning Worksheet From S-PAC Web Page

  • Submit Worksheet With Expected Attendance, Expenses, And Income

  • Receive Approval From RAB/SAC/SPAA Chair

SCDA Overview


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S-PAC

Funding

S-PAC FUNDING SOURCES

- Branch

- Department

- Faculty

- University

- Student Gov’t

- RAB

- PACE

- Sections

IEEE

School

Industry

Ticket Sales

SCDA Overview


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PUBLICIZE & SELL TICKETS

  • Advertise - Bulletin Boards, Computer Accounts, And School Newspapers To Maximize Exposure

  • Request Faculty To Announce Event And To Attend

  • Invite Students From Other Organizations, Departments, And Colleges

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PUBLICIZE & SELL TICKETS

  • Post Advertisements Three Weeks Before Conference

  • Make Classroom Announcements One Week Before Conference

  • Use Word-Of-Mouth, Tell Your Friends

  • Sell Tickets Starting One Week Before Conference

SCDA Overview


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S-PAC DAY

  • Check Logistics (Food, Location Setup, Picking Up Speakers, etc.)

  • Check Meeting Assignments

  • Enjoy The Conference

  • Collect Feedback Forms

Have Fun!

SCDA Overview


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SUBMIT S-PAC FINAL FORM

  • Download And Complete S-PAC Final Form From S-PAC Web Page

  • Submit With Speaker Evaluation Forms To Receive IEEE Subsidy

  • Reflect On S-PAC Results - What Went Right Or Wrong

  • Provide Information To Help IEEE Maintain Quality Of S-PACs

SCDA Overview


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STUDENT PROFESSIONAL AWARENESS VENTURES(S-PAVe)

Visit Our Web Page At

http://www.ieeeusa.org

and proceed to

“Careers and Education”

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WHAT IS AN S-PAVe?

  • Projects/Activities Conceived By IEEE Student Branches To Develop Awareness Of Engineering Professionalism

  • Activities Based On SCDA Topics

  • “Free-Flowing Format” Enables Students To Be Creative

SCDA Overview


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S-PAVe PROGRAM GOALS

  • Develop Activities/Materials To Enhance Professional Awareness And provide Service To Members

  • Enable Student Branches To Gain Experience In Project Conception, Planning, And Organization

  • Increase Student Membership (Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors)

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S-PAVe FORMATS

  • Activities Not Duplicating S-PAC

  • Suggested Formats:

    - Service - Video

    - Workshop - Simulation

    - Resource Materials

  • Can Span Days, Weeks, Or Months, Within One Semester

SCDA Overview


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S-PAVe EXAMPLES

  • Make A Video Tape Depicting Ethical Dilemmas

  • Develop An In-House Training Program That Instructs Students On How To Run A Meeting

  • Arrange For Mock Interviews

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S-PAVe EXAMPLES

  • Establish A Resume Evaluation Service

  • Create A Computer Package to Give Basic Ideas On Starting A Company

  • Develop A Financial Planning Or Communications Workshop

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S-PAVe SERVICE EXAMPLES

Service to Non-Engineering Public

Information or Assistance

to Student Branch Members

Resume

Writing

Service

Working with pre-teen

kids on weekends to

show role of engineers in

society

Keys to Success

  • Know Your Market

  • Make It Affordable

SCDA Overview


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S-PAVe WORKSHOP EXAMPLES

  • Taught by Workshop Leader with help of Facilitators

  • Participants break into small groups and do exercises

  • Groups work under direction of Facilitators

How to run

a meeting

How to

handle a

job interview

Keys to Success

  • Planning - Coordinate Logistics

  • Effective Workshop Leader/Facilitators

  • Contact With S-PAC Coordinator

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S-PAVe VIDEO TOPICS

  • Develop A Skill Or Expertise

    • Ethical Dilemmas

    • Oral Presentations

    • Job Stress And How To Handle It

  • Provide To IEEE Members, Students, Or Public-At-Large

  • Use Creativity To Select Topic, Audience, Players, And Script

SCDA Overview


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S-PAVe SIMULATIONS

  • A Professional Awareness Skill Is Acquired By “Playing In It”

  • Usually Part Of A Workshop

Engineer

as expert witness in courtroom

Mock Interviews

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S-PAVe RESOURCE MATERIALS

  • Produce Handouts For Audience

  • Describe Professional Awareness Skill Or Idea (Written Materials Or Software Package)

  • Select Audience And Use Accurate Information Sources

SCDA Overview


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S-PAVe PLANNING STEPS

1. Get Connected!

2. Select Activity Of Highest

Interest By Student Members

3. Discuss With SPAC Coordinator

4. Submit Proposal To IEEE

5. Conduct S-PAVe Activity

6. Submit S-PAVe Final Report

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S-PAVe PROPOSAL

  • Venture Description/Milestones

  • Venture Support Letters From University, Department, And/Or Industry

  • Venture Budget, Including Local Financial Support

Examples of S-PAVe Proposals Are On The

S-PAC Web Page

SCDA Overview


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PROPOSAL SUBMISSION AND REVIEW PROCESS

  • Submit Completed Proposal To IEEE

  • Proposal Funding Based On:

    • Activity Goals To Be Met

    • Likelihood Of Success In Meeting Goals

    • Originality

    • Available Funding

  • Receive Results Within 2 Weeks

SCDA Overview


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S-PAVe BUDGET

  • Itemize Income Sources/Expenditures

  • RAB Base Funds - Up To US $200

  • Additional RAB Matching Funds - One Dollar Of S-PAVe Funds For Every Dollar Committed From Other Sources (IEEE Section, University, Industry)

  • Maximum RAB Funding is US$500

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S-PAVe FINAL REPORT

  • Final Report Form Similar To S-PAC Review Form, But More Extensive (Download FromS-PAC Web Page)

  • Results Of S-PAVe Documented And Submitted To IEEE Just Like Report Submitted In The “Real World”

  • Report Helps IEEE Evaluate S-PAVes For Future Ventures

SCDA Overview



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