Offers Employers an Ideal Opportunity to Talk with Engineers of the Future


Offers Students an Ideal Opportunity to Talk with Potential Employers


Luncheon Speaker:

Dr. Muhammad Arshad

Division Manager, Generation Engineering, BC Hydro

Electrical and Protection & Control


The Student Industry Faculty Luncheon with the International Job Fair for Students is a highlight of the IEEE PES General Meeting, which will be held in Vancouver, British Columba, Canada, 21-25 July 2013. The job fair provides a forum for employers and students who share a common interest in the power and energy industry to meet and discuss career opportunities. The format of the job fair is designed to enable one-to-one conversations between students and company engineers.

Luncheon: 11:45-1:30 p.m., Wednesday, 24 July, Vancouver, Canada. During the luncheon, awards will be given to the students who entered the highest-scoring posters in the Student Poster Competition. A keynote address by Dr. Muhammad Arshad will be given on a topic of interest to students.

Job Fair: 1:30-3:00 p.m. following the luncheon. The job fair is open to all students, not just luncheon attendees. No extra ticket required.

Format: Students may sit with employer representatives during lunch on a space-available basis, first-come, first-served. All industry and faculty attendees at the luncheon are encouraged to sit with students for informal conversations about engineering careers. After lunch, students may circulate among recruiting tables for further conversations. They may also visit with PES members who are volunteering as career resource advisors, each of whom will have a table in the job fair area.

Student Participation

  • Eligibility: When you register for the General Meeting, simply sign-up for the Student Industry Faculty luncheon, or go back later to purchase your ticket and update your registration. For students, the cost of the luncheon is $20 on or before 25 June, or $25 thereafter. You may purchase tickets on-site, but only if tickets remain. Seats are limited, so advance purchase is recommended.
  • Resumes: Optional. Some companies prefer not to collect resumes at job fairs. Consider using PES Careers to post your resumes. Please do not send your resumes to the job fair organizers.

Employer Participation

  • Eligibility: Any company sponsoring a table at the luncheon may participate in the job fair. These sponsorships make this student program possible and provide advertising for the sponsoring companies. Platinum and Gold sponsors of the General Meeting also receive luncheon and literature tables if they wish.
  • Registration: To register for a luncheon table where you can sit and talk with students, or for a literature table during the job fair, contact Barry LeCerf at 913-663-1112 or
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Companies are asked to commit to sponsoring a luncheon or job fair table by 10 July.
  • Attendees: The preferred company representatives are engineers who will be attending the GM. Company HR recruiters may attend if desired. Two luncheon tickets will be provided with each luncheon table sponsorship. More tickets may be purchased on-site for company representatives if available. A majority of the student attendees will be graduate students, but there will also be undergraduate students present as well.
  • Tables: A luncheon table and a literature table will be provided to each luncheon table sponsor. A placard with company name will be on both tables. Flags, signs, display boards, and booths will not be allowed. Your organization’s tablecloths are acceptable.
  • Literature Table Set-up: Opens at 11:00 a.m.
  • Job Posting: Optional. Get the word out about your internships and entry-level job openings using PES Careers to post your positions! The service is free and you can still use your normal application process if you wish.