Webinar Internships and Jobs in the Power Industry Dec 2014

IEEE Power & Energy Society Technical Webinar Series

Career Advice - Internships and Jobs in the Power Industry

December 10, 2014  2:00 pm eastern

Presented by Dan Toland (Director - IEEE PES Scholarship Plus Initiative),
Stephen Brogan (Burns & McDonnell), Alison McAlear (ISO New England)


The IEEE PES Scholarship Plus Initiative is providing incentive to students to pursue a career in the power and energy fields by providing multi-year scholarships and career experience opportunities to qualifying US and Canada EE undergraduate students.

The importance of real-world experience for electrical power engineering students cannot be understated. That is why the PES Scholarship Plus Initiative helps facilitate engineering internships and co-ops for PES Scholars to gain hands-on learning experience in power and energy engineering. 

This webinar is for students who are looking for advice on obtaining career experience and/or recent graduates who are looking for employment in the workforce.  Representatives from ISO-New England and Burns and McDonnell will provide practical advice to help you through the process of securing an internship or full-time employment.


The Presenters:


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Dan Toland Stephen Brogan Alison McAlear


Dan Toland is responsible for the promotion, management, and day-to-day operations of the IEEE PES Scholarship Plus program which includes the continued definition of the scholarship program and related career experience program initiatives, as well as the successful execution of the Scholarship Implementation Plan. 

Stephen Brogan has been at Burns & McDonnell in the Substation Department within the Transmission & Distribution Division for 6 years. While he stays engaged with Substation Design projects, the majority of his time is spent on the recruiting, interviewing, hiring, training, and developing the Electrical Engineers in the Substation Department. Stephen is Substation Department’s Lighting Protection technical team leader, is one of Burns & Mac’s “Brand Ambassadors”, is a member of IEEE and the PES Society, an Envision Sustainability Professional, and a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Nebraska.

Alison McAlear is the University Relations Specialist for ISO New England. She manages the Company’s comprehensive intern program and recruits students from colleges and universities nationwide for internships and full-time positions.

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