Employment and Career Activities

New Jersey Coast Section Chair, METSAC, and R1 Empl. & Career Act. Chair

Adriaan J. van Wijngaarden is a research scientist at Bell Laboratories, Nokia, in Murray Hill, NJ. He has been a member of the IEEE Region 1 Board of Governors since 2014, and He currently serves as IEEE Region 1 Employment and Career Activities Chair. He has been a member of the IEEE Metropolitan Sections Activities Council (METSAC) since 2013, and he currently serves as its Chair. He has been a member of the IEEE North Jersey Section’s Executive Committee since 2011 (Member-at-Large, 2011; Secretary, 2012; First Vice-Chair, 2013-14; Chair, 2015-16; Junior Past-Chair, 2017-present).


IEEE Resources

The IEEE offers a wide range of learning, career enhancement, and employment opportunities within the engineering sciences, research, and
other technology areas. The goal of these programs is to ensure the growth of skill and knowledge among professionals and to foster individual commitment to continuing education among IEEE members, the engineering and scientific community, and the general public.

IEEE Career Resources

  • IEEE Career Site [link]
    Search for openings, advertise openings, career news and events, and career tools.

IEEE USA Career Resources

  • IEEE USA Salary Service [link].
  • IEEE USA Employment Navigator


The responsibilities of the IEEE Region 1 Employment and Career Activities Coordinator have been specified in the IEEE Region 1 Operations Manual and are as follows:


  • Arrange for and participate where possible in employment and career related workshops with such topics as career changes and how to prepare for them and career management.
  • Encourage and track job fairs and local jobs listing services run by the Sections.
  • Be aware of and advise the Sections of any new and/or upgraded IEEE- Careers web sites.
  • Serve as the E&CS Region I Representative on the IEEE-USA Committee, which works on the national level jobs listing services, developing material for workshop presentations and publications, and being a resource at the national level related to E&CS issues.
  • Work with Region 1 PACE Coordinator in developing the PACE training programs.

How appointed and term of office

The Employment and Career Activities Coordinator is appointed for a two year term by the incoming Director. The Coordinator shall take office on January 1st. Reappointment of the incumbent is permissible.

IEEE Region 1 Website