How to Join?
No IEEE Student Member Yet?
Joining our Student Branch is as easy as joining the IEEE as a Student Member. You may register yourself on the registration website of the IEEE. If your put in the University of Klagenfurt for your affiliation, you will automatically become a member of our Student Branch. Unfortunately, the IEEE requires a credit card to register. If you don’t have one or have other problems, please do not hesitate to contact us. If you participate in the IEEEXtreme challenge, the membership fee will be reimbursed by the TEWI.
Already an IEEE member?
Awesome. To become a member of our Student Branch you need to change your affiliation to the Univeristy of Klagenfurt. If you have any problems, please do not hesitate to contact us.
In any case please let us know about your registration. We are not informed by the IEEE about new members.
Why to Join?
Being active in our Student Branch means improving yourself and helping to offer great events for your fellow students. Check out what we do. See below for opportunities how you may gain for yourself when working in our Student Branch.
All of our events are organized by ourselves, some are even given by ourselves. To be active within our Student Branch means to work with fellow students sharing similar interests to organize great events. You improve your soft skills such as teamwork, confidence, communication skills, and many more by working in a dynamic team.
The IEEE Student Branch invites all interested students in Carinthia, especially students in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics). You work together with peer students from all semesters teaching each other. With completely different backgrounds among students this is a rich resource to personally improve yourself.
For many events we get in touch with companies and research institutions. By helping to organize such an event you get the chance to extend you network. Contacting a company for an excursion may be the first step for a future employment. We are constantly looking for active students to help to extend our Branch’s network for new companies to give talks or to invite us for excursions.
Further, we are active in a number of already existing networks. Active students have the chance to represent our Student Branch in joint meetings with other institutions. These networks span over Austria, IEEE Region 8, and over the whole world by means of the IEEE community portal. For example, the Austria Section holds its annual assembly inviting all IEEE members in Austria for a joint gala dinner to talk to other IEEE members. The CEuSBC, held every two years, brings together Student Branches from all over Europe. Here are some impressions from 2013’s CEuSBC.
Realize your Ideas
Besides the networking with other peer students of all semesters you get the chance to express yourself and realize your ideas. Have you ever wanted to organize an origami workshop, Rubik’s cube tournament, or wanted to realize a network application with our Raspberry Pi? Great! We offer you the possibility to do so. Present your idea in one of our meetings or send us an E-mail. If we find enough interested people we go for it. We will help you to organize the event and to get the necessary equipment. Do you think your idea is to silly? We bet it’s not. Let us know. We are looking forward to helping you with your ideas.
So why the IEEE?
Numerous organizations offer similar opportunities to engage yourself. You may ask why you should join the IEEE? The answer is the long tradition of the IEEE, the already existing knowledge, and infrastructure. The IEEE is organized all over the world giving us access to a global network of resources. This means for us that such networks do not have to be created – they already exist. Meeting a fellow student with similar interests from somewhere in Europe is as easy as visiting the CEuSBC. Our Student Branch financially and logistically supports these travels – with the support of the IEEE. Student Branches with longer traditions than the fairly new Student Branch Klagenfurt have gained knowledge. Needing some help or wanting a qualified opinion is as easy as writing a mail or making a phone call.