Career Development Webinar: Preparing for Career Networking: From Planning to Execution

Date: 15 November 2023
Time: 12:00 PM ET (New York Time)
Presenter(s): Marc Perron


Networking, while not engineers' typical forte, is an indispensable skill for career advancement. This concise 30-minute presentation zeroes in on adeptly preparing for a "career" networking event, encompassing three pivotal components:

  1. Identifying Your Needs: The journey begins with recognizing your specific networking prerequisites. Defining your objectives lays the groundwork for forging meaningful professional connections.
  2. Having a Strategy: We underscore the importance of a well-crafted networking strategy. Tailoring a plan to your objectives significantly enhances your networking prowess.
  3. Executing the Strategy: Dive into the execution phase with actionable tips and swift victories designed to amplify your networking effectiveness.

Concluding this enlightening session is a 15-minute Q&A, providing an opportunity to seek clarification and glean invaluable insights into the art of networking. As a result, you'll emerge from this presentation well-equipped to navigate career-related networking opportunities with unwavering confidence and competence. With a solid foundation in networking, you can boost your chances of securing employment, advancing your career, or even venturing into entrepreneurship, making this skill an indispensable asset for engineers of all stripes.

Speaker Biography

Shunqiao SunMarc Perron (M’01–SM’08) was born in Chicoutimi (Québec), Canada in 1978. He received the B. Ing and M. Sc.A. degrees in electrical engineering from Université de Sherbrooke in 2001 and 2004 and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Université Laval in 2008. Since 2006, he has worked as a business consultant in commercialization of technologies coming from research institutions in the field of electronics like EV charging stations, medical devices, industrial lasers, consumer products and many others. Dr. Perron is a Member of Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec since 2001 and has been involved with IEEE Industrial Electronics Society since 2008 as a member of the Electronic System-on-Chip technical committee, the Industry Activity Committee and as Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Industrial Electronics Technology Transfer News (IETTN) publication from 2016 to 2020. He is now a member of the IEEE Industry Engagement Committee and Chair of IEEE Quebec City Section (Region 7).