About

The IEEE Student Branch at the University of California, Berkeley was established in 1912. Its members include undergraduate and graduate students from diverse fields, including electrical engineering and computer science, mechanical engineering, bioengineering, and more.

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers is the world's largest technical and professional organization dedicated to the advancement of technology for humanity. We're passionate about connecting engineers with opportunities and empowering our members to break into the tech industry.

What Do We Do?

Member Opportunities

IEEE also hosts three classes: HOPE, Micromouse, and Cybersecurity intended to provide students with practical hands on experience in the EE/CS field. HOPE teaches PCB design, which is essential for miniaturizing electronic circuits. Micromouse guides students as they design an entire robotics project from the ground up, building their hardware and software skills. Cybersecurity guides students on the fundamentals of web application security. More information can be found on our Decals page.

In addition to our decals, we have a strong Mentorship program where students are paired together for individualized advice in topics including -- but not limited to -- courses, career choices, and great opportunities to take advantage of. In our mentorship program, underclassmen are paired with upperclassmen that match their technical and social interests.

We also provide alumni mentorship where members are paired with a Berkeley IEEE alumni member to gain 1:1 mentorship and guidance.

Starting in Spring 2021, we provide drop-in office hours with our senior IEEE members to quickly answer any questions that come up!

Join Our Community

What's In It For You?

Aside from access to all of the opportunities above, you will have access to a vast network of students at Berkeley and alumni across the world in a vast array of fields. Additionally, you will be part of an international network of professionals in IEEE through our national organization where you can connect with others on a global scale. Most professors at Berkeley have been involved with IEEE through research, membership, and conferences!

STUDENT LEADERS

The UC Berkeley IEEE student branch was established in 1912 and has been one of the most active engineering student organizations on campus ever since. We aim to promote professional development, encourage academic growth, and organize social activities within the greater engineering community. We host various events to encourage professional development within the EECS and greater engineering community at Berkeley, ranging from company info-sessions, to research mixers, and resume workshops. Every semester, we compile a resume book that connects members with industry representatives.

MENTORSHIP

IEEE also hosts two classes (HOPE, and micromouse) intended to provide students with practical hands on experience in the EE/CS field. HOPE teaches PCB design, which is essential for miniaturizing electronic circuits. Micromouse guides students as they design an entire robotics project from the ground up, building their hardware and software skills.In addition to our decals, we have a Mentor and Mentee program that pairs students together for individualized advice in topics including — but not limited to — courses, career choices, and great opportunities to take advantage of.

BUILD A COMMUNITY

IEEE also hosts social events aimed at connecting the engineering community within Berkeley, these include board game nights, dinners, a ski retreat, and much more. We’re students, just like you! Come out and have fun with us; did we mention that many of the events are subsidized?