"The IET unlocked enormous opportunities for me, from networking with students and professionals around the world and managing my professional development, to volunteering, connecting with research scientists, and attending different workshops. It offers various benefits by acting as a platform to showcase our talents. "
Originally hailing from India, Jaspreet is currently working as a doctoral researcher at the Integrated Vehicle Health Management (IVHM) Centre at Cranfield University in the UK. She is an active IET member and also volunteers as a STEM Ambassador.
Jaspreet graduated with a BEng from Chitkara Institute of Engineering and Technology, India. She was offered as position at one of the top software companies in India but her pursuit for higher education lead her to study an MSc from the University of Birmingham in the UK. After finishing her education she applied for the Ericsson graduate program and after a swathe of tests and interviews she was offered the position as a hardware design engineer.
It was during her time at Ericsson that she decided to work towards professional development and expand her professional network. The IET offered her support in both these areas: career development and the opportunity to expand her network into different industries.
Through her involvement with the IET, Jaspreet has been elected as a member of the IET Coventry and Warwickshire Local Network (LN). During her time there she has conducted different networking and technical events for young students and manages the LN’s programme.
Currently, Jaspreet is a doctoral researcher at the Integrated Vehicle Health Management (IVHM) Centre at Cranfield University. She is working on the subject of Integrated Vehicle Health Management involving the diagnosis, prognosis and health management of aircraft avionics. She is also volunteering for IET Local Advantage Task Force. In addition, she is STEM Ambassador who encourages young students to pursue STEM subjects as their career.
“I joined the IET when I was working at Ericsson and became MIET,” Jaspreet says. “Since then, I have actively contributed and encouraged young professionals in their pursuit for professional development and highlighted the benefits of IET membership.
“The IET unlocked enormous opportunities for me, from networking with students and professionals around the world and managing my professional development, to volunteering, connecting with research scientists, and attending different workshops.
It offers various benefits by acting as a platform to showcase our talents: by participating in various events such as Present around the World, Young Woman Engineer of the Year and various Achievement and Innovation Awards.
“For student members especially, the IET provides range of resources from magazines to diverse range of books and bibliographic databases for scientific and technical research. I would recommend the IET to students because it facilitates the development of our professional network from the very early stage of the career. I would recommend young professionals to join IET because it helps to elevate the professional development, which I believe is most important to become a high class professional,” she concludes.