ECE Quiz Night

The IEEE Student Branch is organising an ECE Quiz night at Shadows on Wednesday 24th September! The event will be MC’ed by none other than the hilarious Mark Andrews. There’s going to be pizza, beer, snacks and non-alcoholics for all to enjoy included (plus access to purchase food/drink from Shadows as well). There will be spot prizes, and bar tabs for first, second and third!

Questions range from ECE related topics (of course!) to a good range of other general knowledge questions such as outer space, geography and a Sponsored by Mark Andrews round. All in all it’s stacking up to be a great night, and you’re all invited to get in on the action!

So how do you get involved?:

– When: Wednesday 24th September at 7pm
– Teams need to pre-register on the Google form by 23 September at this link:

– Teams need to be between 3 to 6 people and you need to have a team name.
– Entrance costs $10 for IEEE members and $15 for non-IEEE members (this is per person). This covers free home-brewed beer, pizza, snacks and non-alcoholics. But you are free to purchase from Shadows as well. Bring cash on the night.
– Where: Shadows Private Function room (Go into the bar turn right and continue on past the toilets)

Registrations close on Tuesday 23rd September so make sure you get in quick! Spaces are limited due to the venue size. Any changes to teams or questions can be made by contacting IEEE Student Branch email up to 24 hours before the quiz.

Hope to see you there!

Membership Drive + FREE BBQ!

We’ll be around from Tuesday 29 July to Thursday 31 July for the Semester Two membership drive. If you are not a current member of the largest technical professional association in the world, come visit us and find out more about our membership benefits and events!

Stall Times:
Tuesday 29 July 11am-1pm Engineering Foyer, level 4
Thursday 31 July 11am-1pm ECE e-space (science building)

And yes, there is a FREE BBQ on Wednesday for all our current members! It will be held at 11:30am-1pm on Wednesday 31 July at the engineering cafe courtyard. Join the Facebook event below:

Practice Interview 2014

On the 18th of July 2014, the University of Auckland’s IEEE Student Branch hosted the annual IEEE Practice Interviews. The Practice Interviews are a great opportunity for IEEE Student Branch members to receive industry advice in regards to their interview performance and CV while making some great professional connections.

Set in the stylish business building of the university, this year’s event saw over 20 interviewers and more than 40 students attend. The interviewers came from a variety of engineering companies, specialising in fields from telecommunications to electronics to consultation.

Each student was given the opportunity to meet with a selection of companies of their choosing, and had a 15 minute mock interview followed by a 5 minute feedback session, where the students had a chance to receive some great advice in regards to their interview performance and CV. At the conclusion of the interviews, both interviewers and students were invited to a networking event where the students were encouraged to talk to the companies and further their networking skills.

This event, once again, proved a great success. The students walked away with constructive feedback, and the companies with a feel for the ‘talent pool’. Some students even scored real interviews with their companies!


Job Skills Seminar

Hi everyone! We’re hosting a job skills seminar on Friday 11 July at 11-1pm. Tania McGovern from the Human Resources dept will be speaking, and she will be bringing a recent grad with her to give us some insight. Evelien Van Vliet from Career Development Services will also be there. The seminar will cover CV writing, interview skills, and how to find a job. Refreshments will be provided, and this event is open to all, free of cost!

You can RSVP here. We look forward to seeing you there!

Come Visit Us!

We’ll be around next week for membership registration and renewal in the engineering building and the ECE e-space from Tues to Thurs between 11am and 1pm. Our committee members will be able to answer any queries you have about memberships and our exciting line up of events this year. Make sure to drop by, have a chat, and grab some sweet treats!

Visit us at:

Tuesday 13 May: Engineering Building Foyer, Level 4
Wednesday 14 May: ECE e-space (Science Building)
Thursday 15 May: ECE e-space (Science Building)

Website Makeover 2014!

If you have visited our site before, you may have noticed that it has changed a lot since your last visit. The site has been given a complete makeover! We are now working on updating the content to bring you the latest event and news updates from our branch. Meanwhile, here are a couple of screenshots of the new design.