On 19th of September 2019 and 26th of September 2019 the PES-UFT Chapter held very special events for those who accompanied and joined the organization and execution, by talking to the PES Brazil through social media. UFT got engaged in the idea of becoming a part of WIP Day and campaign denominated PES Zero Hunger Day for another year. The decision to support both projects came from the recognition of the members linked to both themes.
An event dedicated to the theme of WIP Day was organised in the consecutive year. Engineer Msc. Gisele Marinho from the Federal University of Tocantins accepted the invitation and presented a lecture at the event which turned out to be an informal discussion with the speaker. For another time, the students were exposed to an important matter for the job market from a woman’s point of view and experience
With the theme: Body Posture in the Labor Market, topics such as language, posture, dress were discussed. The program ended with a conversation exposing individual facts, habits and behaviors which are most of the time ignored unconsciously. This ignorance are sometimes seen as a mistake and interpreted as informal, especially in a job interview. After the event, there was a positive feedback regarding the theme and the way it was approached because the theme was of great importance, especially because its target was the woman who unfortunately must be more cautious regarding clothing, hairstyle and make up when working on formal jobs.
A non-perishable food donation campaign was held during August at the university under PES Zero Hunger Day. It was decided by the board members of PES UFT along with IEEE UFT Student Branch that the collected income from the events held between the end of August and 25th of September 2019 would be converted into basic food for donation.4 families from the Taquari neighborhood in Palmas city, Tocantins, Brazil, were donated. The location is far away from the city center and home to many poor families.
With the mini-course on PSPICE Software Introduction, the technical visit to COI (Integrated Operations Center) from Energisa’s electricity company raised enough to donate 1 basic food and some loose food to each family, with a total of 60 Kg non-perishable food. The donation brought the reflection that it is always possible to contribute with the local community, even when the amount is not considerable for some people. The donation is mostly essential for most of families that gets it and makes a difference.
A. S. Gabriela
President of IEEE PES UFT Student Chapter