Young Professionals

While school ties tend to end at graduation, support from IEEE Photonics Society and its volunteer/mentorship programs lasts through your entire career. Below young professionals eligible members, up to 15-years post their first career, and mentors can find valuable resources on early career services and tools.

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Meet AVP of Young Professionals for IEEE Photonics Society, Akhil Kallepalli

by Noor E Karishma Shaik
February 2022
Dr. Akhil Kallepalli is the Associate Vice president of the IEEE Photonics YP and Outreach Officer for IEEE UK and Ireland Photonics Chapter (PHO36). During the lockdown in 2020, he has organized a virtual seminar series, HOPES to facilitate productive technical engagement of the Photonics community.  What’s you...

A Space for Young Professionals

by Akhil Kallepalli
April 2021
Young Professionals Advisory Committee, Community Wellness and the Road Ahead Just like that, it is April! We are well into the swing of 2021, and I hope everyone has been honest with their New Year Resolutions! One of mine was to journal every day, and at ...

Mental Health Within and Beyond the Society

by Akhil Kallepali
April 2021
A Collaboration Between the Young Professionals Advisory Committee and Dragonfly Mental Health The IEEE Young Professionals community is one of the largest groups within the IEEE that welcomes members and volunteers within 15 years post their first degree. This includes graduate students, post-docs, researchers, and early...

A Space for Young Professionals

by Akhil Kallepalli
February 2021
What’s Important- Let’s Talk What a year 2020 has been for all of us. This has, by far, been the single most universally challenging year in our lifetimes and I hope it is the last of those! 2021 begins with an optimistic outlook and expectation with ...