Emerging Professionals Program

The Emerging Professionals Initiative of the IES shall be an organization of members - regardless of membership classification - and shall provide unique opportunities for mentorship within the IES.  Each member shall retain his/her own membership category of student, associate or member while participating in the group.

An Emerging Professional (EP) is a recent graduate entering the workforce for the first time OR a professional making a career move/change.  A person shall be considered an emerging professional for five (5) years after graduation or entry into the lighting industry. Students are also considered members of this group.

The Benefits:

The benefits of the Emerging Professionals Initiative are numerous and include, but are not limited to, the following:

Social — You will be introduced to the lighting industry. From other Emerging Professionals all the way up to Industry leaders and many others in between, the opportunities for meaningful networking and the resulting possibilities are endless.

Knowledge — If you’re looking to become more knowledgeable in the lighting industry we offer courses of different levels from fundamentals up to advanced. We also offer study groups for those who want to pass their test to become Lighting Certified (LC).

Leadership — If you want to learn how to become a leader of tomorrow, becoming an EP will expose you to opportunities that you won’t typically find in your job and will accelerate your career development and make you into a stand-out employee… did we mention you will have a ton of fun along the way, and you get to keep all your newly learned skills?

Interested in joining?  Click here to sign up today!