Sam Sciacca’s article, “Setting Standards: The Benefits to Getting Involved,” alerts young consulting-specifying engineers to the range of opportunities for personal and career growth that accompanies participation in the standards-setting process.
Those benefits include access to knowledgeable colleagues to glean best practices to networking for career opportunities to exposure to industry stakeholders, all of which make the individual CSE more valuable to current and prospective employers.
Do you need a professional reference for an engineering license or a job? Are you looking for wider exposure to the industry’s movers and shakers? In his article, Sciacca advises on how your participation in the standards process can yield these and other benefits.
Read this and other articles by Sam on his blog, Insight on Power, published by CSE Magazine.
Sam Sciacca is an IEEE senior member and current chair of two IEEE working groups dealing with cyber-security for electric utilities: the Substations Working Group C1, which is working on P1686; and the Power System Relay Committee Working Group H13, which is working on PC37.240. Sciacca currently is CEO of SCS Consulting, LLC.
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