10/5/131
MGA SAC Awards & Growth in IEEE
IEEE All India Student Congress 2013
Jaison Abey Sabu, IEEE MGA SAC Awards Chair
About Me
!  IEEE Volunteer for 10 years
(GOLD for 6 years)
!  Currently volunteering in MGA
– MGA SAC Awards Chair
– SAC R...
SAC Awards
10/5/133
Purpose
4 10/5/13
“Through its Awards Program, IEEE advances the interests of
its members by recognizing their contributio...
Student Awards
!  IEEE Student Enterprise Award
!  Larry K. Wilson Regional Student Activities Award
!  IEEE Regional Exem...
Student Enterprise Award
10/5/136
Student Enterprise Award
!  Financial help to implement ideas for a project
– Technical
– Humanitarian
– Community Service...
Larry K. Wilson Regional Student
Activities Award
10/5/138
LKW Award
!  Recognize in each region a student member
responsible for extraordinary achievement w.r.t
SAC
!  Incumbent RS...
IEEE Regional Exemplary Student
Branch Award
10/5/1310
Exemplary SB Award
!  Public Recognition of Exemplary SB Operations
– Confirm by IEEE bylaws
– Have an active program
– Su...
IEEE Outstanding Branch
Counselor and Advisor Award
Recognition Program
10/5/1312
OBC Award
!  Recognize unusual and dedicated efforts of IEEE
Student Branch Counselors
!  Approximately 10 each year
!  RS...
The Darrel Chong Student
Activity Award
10/5/1314
Darrel Chong Award
!  Change SB mindset from number driven to value
driven
!  Excellent Organized Activity
– Repeated acti...
Nominating for Awards
Best Practices
10/5/1316
Nominating for Awards
!  Creating your resume
!  Intangible achievements
!  Crisp and to the point; NOT writing essays
!  ...
A book to read
18 10/5/13
Intangible Achievements
!  Appointed as SAC of IEEE Kerala Section
!  Appointed as MGA SAC Awards Chair
!  (I realized dur...
!  Student Activities Chair
of IEEE Kerala Section
!  MGA SAC Awards Chair
!  Initiated the technical
revolution in the se...
The MGA SAC Awards Team
10/5/1321
Changes 2012
!  Streamlined all MGA SAC Awards to a common
deadline of 1st February
!  Standardized award content on www.i...
Changes 2012
!  Nomination Process
ported to an online portal
– https://ieee-student-
awards.myreviewroom.com/
!  All nomi...
!  Darrel Chong Awards
–  2011 : 16
–  2012 : 54 (over 3 times growth)
!  Outstanding Branch Counselor Award
–  2011 : 17
...
“If someone nominates
you for an award or if
you consider yourself
eligible to apply, its an
award in itself”
25 10/5/13
Problems addressed in 2012
!  Standardized information for student branches
!  Removed manual paper work for student branc...
Action items in 2013
!  Review all Awards (consider evaluation challenges)
– Evaluation Criteria
– Nomination Template
!  ...
IEEE for Professional and Personal
Growth
10/5/1328
29 10/5/13
Management,
Leadership,
Soft-skills
Corporate best
practices, strategic
leadership, quality
control, innovation
Grow in IEEE
30 10/5/13Chairman, IEEE -CEC
MGA SAC, vTools, MRR
Session @ EPFL, Swiss
Mentor R10 GINI
SAC Kerala Section
S...
Thank You
10/5/1331
“Everybody here has the ability absolutely to do anything I do and much
beyond. Some will, and some wo...
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IEEE All India Student Congress 2013 - MGA SAC Awards

  1. 1. 10/5/131 MGA SAC Awards & Growth in IEEE IEEE All India Student Congress 2013 Jaison Abey Sabu, IEEE MGA SAC Awards Chair
  2. 2. About Me !  IEEE Volunteer for 10 years (GOLD for 6 years) !  Currently volunteering in MGA – MGA SAC Awards Chair – SAC Rep, MGA MRR Committee – MGA vTools Committee member !  Software Development Manager / Business Analyst at Cognizant 2 10/5/13
  3. 3. SAC Awards 10/5/133
  4. 4. Purpose 4 10/5/13 “Through its Awards Program, IEEE advances the interests of its members by recognizing their contributions in advancing the fields of interest of IEEE for the benefit of society. By this means, the image and prestige of the organization, its members, and the profession are all enhanced.”
  5. 5. Student Awards !  IEEE Student Enterprise Award !  Larry K. Wilson Regional Student Activities Award !  IEEE Regional Exemplary Student Branch Award !  IEEE Outstanding Branch Counselor and Advisor Award Recognition Program !  The Darrel Chong Student Activity Award 5 10/5/13
  6. 6. Student Enterprise Award 10/5/136
  7. 7. Student Enterprise Award !  Financial help to implement ideas for a project – Technical – Humanitarian – Community Service !  Funding of up to USD 1500 !  9 out of 10 in R10 from India – College of Engineering, Trivandrum - All Kerala Technical Business Plan Presentation Competition – Jeppiaar Engineering College - Effective Power Utilization in Wireless Networks with Hybrid Renewable Energy Resources in Smart Grid Environment 7 10/5/13
  8. 8. Larry K. Wilson Regional Student Activities Award 10/5/138
  9. 9. LKW Award !  Recognize in each region a student member responsible for extraordinary achievement w.r.t SAC !  Incumbent RSR is ineligible !  Customized Plaque and 3 years of complementary IEEE membership – 2012 : Akshay Menon (Kerala) – 2013: Karthik Siddavaram (Hyd) 9 10/5/13
  10. 10. IEEE Regional Exemplary Student Branch Award 10/5/1310
  11. 11. Exemplary SB Award !  Public Recognition of Exemplary SB Operations – Confirm by IEEE bylaws – Have an active program – Support IEEE goals !  Presented to each qualifying SB Award !  Customized Certificate for the Student Branch – 2013: National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NTIK) Bangalore Section 11 10/5/13
  12. 12. IEEE Outstanding Branch Counselor and Advisor Award Recognition Program 10/5/1312
  13. 13. OBC Award !  Recognize unusual and dedicated efforts of IEEE Student Branch Counselors !  Approximately 10 each year !  RSACs are ineligible !  Students submit essay nominating counselor !  Prize – USD 500 + Personalized Certificate for counselor – USD 200 for the Student Branch !  10 out of 11 from R10 were from India 13 10/5/13
  14. 14. The Darrel Chong Student Activity Award 10/5/1314
  15. 15. Darrel Chong Award !  Change SB mindset from number driven to value driven !  Excellent Organized Activity – Repeated activity; Consistency !  No limit on number of winners !  Bronze -> Silver -> Gold -> Platinum !  The Student Branch will be presented with a plaque !  4 SBs from India hit ‘Silver’ 15 10/5/13
  16. 16. Nominating for Awards Best Practices 10/5/1316
  17. 17. Nominating for Awards !  Creating your resume !  Intangible achievements !  Crisp and to the point; NOT writing essays !  One page resume – MBA Application 17 10/5/13
  18. 18. A book to read 18 10/5/13
  19. 19. Intangible Achievements !  Appointed as SAC of IEEE Kerala Section !  Appointed as MGA SAC Awards Chair !  (I realized during my MBA resume preparation that 80% of what I thought were my achievements did not matter at all) 19 10/5/13
  20. 20. !  Student Activities Chair of IEEE Kerala Section !  MGA SAC Awards Chair !  Initiated the technical revolution in the section with the section winning several awards worth thousands of dollars. Student members in the section won multiple awards including 3 LKWs !  Streamlined all MGA SAC Student awards to a common deadline of 1st February. All awards submission and evaluations were moved to an online portal A tangible Resume 20 10/5/13
  21. 21. The MGA SAC Awards Team 10/5/1321
  22. 22. Changes 2012 !  Streamlined all MGA SAC Awards to a common deadline of 1st February !  Standardized award content on www.ieee.org •  Eligibility Criteria •  Nomination Process •  Deadline •  Evaluation Criteria •  Prize •  Past Winners 22 10/5/13
  23. 23. Changes 2012 !  Nomination Process ported to an online portal – https://ieee-student- awards.myreviewroom.com/ !  All nominations received and tracked centrally – Regional nominations passed on for evaluation !  Annual calendar for staff and volunteers 23 10/5/13
  24. 24. !  Darrel Chong Awards –  2011 : 16 –  2012 : 54 (over 3 times growth) !  Outstanding Branch Counselor Award –  2011 : 17 –  2012 : 28 (over 1.5 times growth) !  Student Enterprise Award –  2011 : 10 –  2012 : 26 (over 2.5 times growth) !  Exemplary Student Branch –  2012 : 55 (all regions) !  Larry K Wilson Award !  - 2012 : 48 (all regions) Student Awards Growth 24 10/5/13
  25. 25. “If someone nominates you for an award or if you consider yourself eligible to apply, its an award in itself” 25 10/5/13
  26. 26. Problems addressed in 2012 !  Standardized information for student branches !  Removed manual paper work for student branches (single awards portal) !  Ease of tracking, measuring and reporting for staff !  Easier to evaluate than before !  Single easy deadline for student branches to remember 26 10/5/13
  27. 27. Action items in 2013 !  Review all Awards (consider evaluation challenges) – Evaluation Criteria – Nomination Template !  Include Retention as a criteria in awards – Outstanding Student Branch – Outstanding Branch Counselor 27 10/5/13
  28. 28. IEEE for Professional and Personal Growth 10/5/1328
  29. 29. 29 10/5/13 Management, Leadership, Soft-skills Corporate best practices, strategic leadership, quality control, innovation
  30. 30. Grow in IEEE 30 10/5/13Chairman, IEEE -CEC MGA SAC, vTools, MRR Session @ EPFL, Swiss Mentor R10 GINI SAC Kerala Section SR Kerala Section R10 SC – Singapore, Hyderabad Outstanding Student Volunteer IEEE-Kerala (3) MGA GOLD Achievement Award
  31. 31. Thank You 10/5/1331 “Everybody here has the ability absolutely to do anything I do and much beyond. Some will, and some won’t. For those who won’t, it will be because you get in your own way, not because the world doesn’t allow you.” Warren Buffett

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