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Welcome to the IEEE UNSW Student Branch





Submission Deadline: Friday Midnight 3rd Dec 2010

After a year of great activities and fantastic group work, now we are excited for our Elections and we look forward to welcome fresh new executives into our branch for 2011. We are looking for enthusiastic UNSW students from the faculty of engineering (more specifically from schools of EET, CSE, Surveying, Biomedical, Photovoltaic, and Mechanical & Manufacturing) who will be students in 2011. Being part of executive team is not only fun and helps you build up a network of friends and career links, but also gives you the opportunity to learn and practice skills such as interpersonal and leadership skills, which you might not learn in a classroom, but are critical for a successful career. Moreover we are proud to be the only engineering society in UNSW that accepts nominations from more than one school. In fact, our 2010 executive team come from five different schools and this provides a diverse forum not only for students, but also for all the academics from all different schools that get involved with our activities. So for all the good reasons, you are invited to nominate yourself for any of the positions listed below.





These four positions are called the official positions. They play a major role in the overall operation of the branch. The holders of these positions receive an official certificate from IEEE headquarters upon delivery of their annual report at the end of the year.

To apply for these positions, you should be or become an IEEE member. Moreover, you need to email us ieee.unsw@gmail.com the answer of seven general questions, and three special questions before the deadline. The 2010 executive committee will investigate all the applications, and if necessary a short and friendly session will be organized for the executive team and candidates to meet. Then the 2010 executive committee will choose one applicant per position through anonymous voting. Then the results are announced both on our website and via email to all applicants. All of the official-role candidates who do not get elected are allowed and encouraged to apply for any of the non-official roles.

The seven general questions are as follows:

  1. Full Name

  2. Position(s) that you are interested in

  3. Name of School

  4. Degree (Bachelor/Masters/PhD)

  5. How far are you in your degree/When will you finish your degree

  6. How did you get to know the IEEE UNSW Student Branch?

  7. Have you ever been involved in volunteering activities before? If yes, please describe it in a few sentences.

Below, each of the four official roles are described briefly and the three special questions are listed for each position:

Chair: The chair has a key role and is responsible for the overall management of all branch affairs. You should motivate other executives and you should make sure that “you” first of all and all the other executives are having fun with these volunteering activities. This is a great opportunity for you to master your leadership skills, build your network, and have a rewarding experience of making a positive change in the community around you. The chair is also responsible for the continuity of the branch, which includes transferring the branch to a qualified chair when she/he is graduating or when he/she has been the chair for a maximum of two years.

Special Questions (Please answer each question in less than 300 words):

  1. What are your motivations to stand for this position?
  2. What characteristics do you think a good chair should have?
  3. How do you think you can contribute to IEEE community and UNSW community as the chair of the branch?

Vice-Chair: The vice-chair shares all the workload with the chair and provides friendly and close feedbacks to the chair. Similar to the chair, vice-chair is responsible for motivating other team members, making sure that the branch is functioning properly, and making sure that his/her position is transferred to a new or another motivated executive when he/she is graduating or when he/she has been in this position for a maximum of two years. Also, the vice-chair takes care of all the chair responsibilities when then chair is not available.

Special Questions (Please answer each question in less than 300 words):

  1. What are your motivations to stand for this position?
  2. What characteristics do you think a good vice-chair should have?
  3. How do you think you can contribute to IEEE community and UNSW community as the vice-chair of the branch?

Treasurer: The treasurer is responsible for maintaining the financial accounts of the branch, looking after all financial tasks such as annual financial report and financial affairs between the branch and ARC. The treasurer is also responsible for smooth transfer of all the financial documents and his/her responsibilities to the next elected treasurer.

Special Questions (Please answer each question in less than 300 words):

  1. What are your motivations to stand for this position?
  2. What characteristics do you think a good treasurer should have?
  3. How do you think you can contribute to IEEE community and UNSW community as the treasurer of the branch?

Secretary: The secretary is responsible for maintaining all branch records and supplies. Secretary is responsible for submitting the newly elected officers form, keeping detailed records of each branch meeting and providing light refreshments for each branch meeting. The secretary is also responsible for smooth transfer of all branch records and his/her responsibilities to the next elected secretary.

Special Questions (Please answer each question in less than 300 words):

  1. What are your motivations to stand for this position?
  2. What characteristics do you think a good secretary should have?
  3. How do you think you can contribute to IEEE community and UNSW community as thesecretary of the branch?





The holders of these positions are strongly encouraged to be or become IEEE members, but based on our current constitution they don’t have to be. The holders of these positions receive a certificate from the branch if they can remain active till the end of the academic year that they stood for. Here is a short description of each role:

Website Designer: The web designer provides support for the existing website, and if necessary will be able to make new designs.

IT Support: The IT Support person would help in maintaining a web server and mailing lists.

Media Designer: The media designer designs event posters and certificates (preferably in Photoshop). Being able to produce other types of media such as video clips is a plus, but not a must.

EET Representative: The EET representative looks after all the communications and broadcasts within the school of EET. This is to make sure that at least one person familiar with the school is part of the executive team.

CSE Representative: The CSE representative looks after all the communications and broadcasts within the school of CSE. This is to make sure that at least one person familiar with the school is part of the executive team.

MechEng Representative: The MechEng representative looks after all the communications and broadcasts within the school of MechEng. This is to make sure that at least one person familiar with the school is part of the executive team.

Promotions Coordinator: The promotions coordinators look after our Facebook account as well as participating in OWeek, and other promotional activities.

To nominate yourself, send an email to ieee.unsw@gmail.com including the following information before the submission deadline:

  1. Full Name

  2. Position(s) that you are interested in

  3. Name of School

  4. Degree (Bachelor/Masters/PhD)

  5. How far are you in your degree? /When will you finish your degree?

  6. How did you get to know the IEEE UNSW Student Branch?

  7. Have you ever been involved in volunteering activities before? If yes, please describe it in a few sentences.




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