Offering an exciting and comprehensive schedule of student and young professional sessions and activities, the Collegiate Program is designed to help new talent launch successful careers in the power and energy industry. Below is a complete schedule of student and young professional activities.

In addition to the events below, Student Registration also includes: Monday night's Opening Reception, access to the Technical Sessions, Exhibit Hall and the Closing Session where Student Poster Winners will be awarded prizes. Student PES membership required.

For details regarding the Student Housing Support Program and the Student Poster Contest please visit

Student Breakfast
Tuesday, April 21 – Thursday, April 23 : 7:00am - 8:00am

Graduate and undergraduate students registered for the conference are invited to a complimentary breakfast with a fun ice breaker exercise on Tuesday and Wednesday that will help them get to know each other before the day starts.
Build Your Professional Brand
Tuesday, April 21 : 10:00am - 11:30am

This session will give you the tools to build your brand and help you position yourself for the next presentation, project or promotion opportunity.
Conference Luncheon
Tuesday, April 21 : 11:30am - 1:00pm

Grab a bite, walk the aisles and experience exhibitors from around the world during the Conference Luncheon held in the exhibit hall.
PES Young Professionals Panel
Tuesday, April 21 : 3:00pm - 5:00pm

This panel features IEEE PES Young Professionals as they share their experiences and answer your questions about the path to becoming a respected power and energy professional.
Tour of Exhibit Floor with Young Professionals
Wednesday, April 22 : 8:00am - 9:30pm

Young professionals from various companies will guide an exclusive student tour of the T&D exposition floor before it opens Wednesday. With over 800 exhibitors, this will be a unique experience for students interested in the power industry.
How to Engineer Your Success
Wednesday, April 22 : 9:45am - 11:45am

Would you like more success? Do you feel stuck in some areas? Are you ready to try something new? You will leave this session with a deeper understanding of how your mind works and the next steps to take in your journey.
Speed Networking Student Lunch
Wednesday, April 22 : 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Join young professionals from various companies for an opportunity to interact, learn and develop important industry contacts during this unique networking lunch.
How to Leverage Your Strengths
Wednesday, April 22 : 2:30pm - 4:30pm

Research shows using your strengths in your work leads to higher levels of achievement and happiness.  Happiness is free, but your mind can be a prison.  Learn to break free and leverage your superpowers.
Poster Session and Reception
Wednesday, April 22 : 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Enjoy light hors d’oeuvres and the wide variety of posters competing in the Student Poster Contest with a chance to talk to the students conducting the research.