What is an Emerging Professional?

An Emerging Professional (EP) is a recent graduate entering the workforce for the first time OR a professional making a career move/change. A personal shall be considered an emerging professional for five (5) years after graduation or entry into the lighting industry. Students will be considered members of this group.

What are the benefits of an Emerging Professional Program?

The benefits of the Emerging Professionals initiative are numerous and include, but are not limited to, the following:

IES Emerging Professionals

  • Encourages younger members and those new to the Industry to get actively involved in the IES.
  • Creates special learning opportunities.
  • Creates programs/activities geared toward EP members’ interests.
  • Develops EP Professional skills and abilities.
  • Expands the young professionals/ recognition in the community.
  • Creates new leadership and integrates new ideas into the Society.
  • Creates opportunities for Emerging Professionals to share their concerns and needs with each other and to facilitate the fulfillment of those requirements.
  • Provides a much needed voice to the Society about future needs.
  • Provides opportunities to meet mentors.
  • Provides both Local and Society service and career opportunities for Emerging Professionals.
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Activities may be designed to foster supportive relationships among students, emerging professionals and Society mentors. This initiative shall be developed to promote the integration of emerging professionals into the leadership of the Society.

For further information contact: EP Chair

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