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Microsoft-IEEE Collaboration to Benefit Students, Society

Posted by Rubel Khan on March 18, 2010

Software engineers are normally well paid. In fact, most engineers tend to live comfortably. In France, two of the 10 best-paid professions require an engineering degree. In the UK, engineers hold four of the 10 best-paid diplomas. And in the U.S., nine of the 10 top-earning degrees belong to engineers. So it’s surprising that enrollment in engineering programs in the EU and U.S. has been weak for the past 10 years. “It is vital for the future of UK industry that we try to reverse the dwindling numbers of young people who are opting to make engineering their chosen career,” said Professor Paul Acarnley of Newcastle University. Recognizing the need for engineers in the UK and elsewhere, Microsoft and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) have decided to work together to help students achieve their professional goals and improve society in so doing. IEEE, a professional organization comprised of more than 395,000 members in 160 countries, uses its wealth of technological talent for the benefit of humanity. Microsoft will now work in conjunction with the organization to ensure tomorrow’s engineers succeed.

“The Microsoft-IEEE collaboration will provide aspiring engineers around the world with tools and resources to convert their innovative thinking into marketplace innovation by equipping today’s technical students for tomorrow’s jobs,” said Microsoft executive Walid Abu-Hadba.

Are you an engineering or technology student? Do you believe a professional or student organization could help you achieve your career goals? Share your thoughts by leaving a comment below.

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