Job Skills Seminar

Marion Rogers of TriTek Consultants
Gillian Reynolds of University Careers Services

Date: Thursday, 1st July

Venue: Conference Centre Lecture Theatre (Room 423-342)

Time: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Note: Open to ALL Students

Come and hear some valuable insight from our two speakers, Marion Rogers and Gillian Reynolds.

Marion is the director of TriTek Consultants and an expert on job recruitment in the electro-technical industries (EEE, CSE, SE, CompSci, Mechatronics). Gillian is a Senior Careers Consultant at the University of Auckland Careers Services, providing careers and employment advice to students.

Topics covered include CV and Cover Letters, Interview Preparation and Job Search Skills specific to engineers. Many students will be commencing applications for summer/graduate work around this time, so attendance at this seminar will give you the necessary competitive edge to get the job you want.

There will be an opportunity to talk to each speaker and ask questions. Free food and drinks will be provided after the seminar.

All are welcome to the Job Skills Seminar, there is no requirement of being an IEEE member

UoA Branch Members Ranked Second in the World in IEEEXtreme

Competitors migrate to the engineering cafe for dinner

Congratulations to Citrus Celebration, comprising Itamar Amith, Ronald Chan and Glen Robertson, on scooping up second place in the IEEEXtreme 3.0 international programming competition!

The team finished the 24-hour competition with 22,641 points, narrowly missing out on first place to a team from the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. They were one of just three teams in the world to successfully solve all twelve problems of the competition’s general contest. The results of the special contest propelled them from third place to second place, ahead of a team from Chulalongkorn University, Thailand.

With fifteen teams, the UoA Student Branch entered one of the largest contingents in the world. The Swizzlers, comprising Edward Peek, Ben Deeming and Andrew Chambers, was placed in the top 30 with 9,067 points, and a further four Auckland teams were ranked in the top 100.
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Symposium on Current Trends in Computer Vision

As part of the planning for The Asian Conference on Computer Vision (ACCV) 2010, there will be a symposium on Current Trends in Computer Vision on 8th December, 2009 at The University of Auckland, Tamaki Campus.

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The event is hosted by Reinhard Klette. Many of the ACCV 2010 organising committee will be presenting some of their work. All IEEE Student Branch Members are welcome.

IEEE Quiz Night 2009

The UoA IEEE Student Branch organised and ran the ECE 2009 Quiz on Thursday October 1. There were six rounds giving the 20 teams of students a wide range of challenging questions, with quiz-master Dr Andrews often providing informative comments and humorous insights.

Team Awesomeness tied with Ampere’s Nightmare after the final round with 52 points each, but the tie-breaker question handed the $100 prize to Ampere’s Nightmare.

The heavily competitive night was well received with a good supply of pizza and drinks and the event is well on the way to becoming an institution!

Part IV Project Tour

The UoA IEEE Student Branch this year again organised a tour for all Part I engineering students. Around 60 people turned up to get an idea of what you can get up to in the ECE department.

They weren’t disappointed, as there were plenty of amazing projects to look at. Many were interactive and hands-on which kept the tour interesting.

After the tour, pizza was supplied and students were treated to a speech about what the IEEE does and the benefits of becoming a student member.