Become a member of the leading organization for young professionals in industrial and systems engineering

You are about to graduate college and are securing your first job in the "real world," or you are making a career move, heading to a new city across the country, and would like to meet new people. Maybe you are simply interested in networking with other industrial and system engineers in your area and want to learn about the companies they work for. For these reasons and more, join a fun and dynamic group of young professionals at IISE.

If you are interested in getting involved and have more questions, please feel free to reach out to a member of the leadership team listed below.

Vision Statement

To be the premier organization that unites and accelerates the progress of young professionals globally as a catalyst to promote the industrial and systems engineering profession for the future.

Mission Statement

IISE Young Professionals is a group of global young professional members that aim to strengthen their relationship with the industrial and systems engineering body at large. We create personal and professional growth opportunities including leadership development and network building. In addition, we support the transition to the professional community by integrating with the industrial and systems engineering society.

Reduced membership for recent graduates

For recent college graduates, money is always tight. While it may not initially appear so, an IISE membership is a very worthwhile investment, and IISE wants to help new professionals continue their student membership without emptying their bank accounts.

  • First year graduates who are current student members can renew their membership for $79.

2019/2020 Strategy Committees

Chapter Involvement and Networking

The goal of this committee is to get more young professionals (YPs) involved with their local IISE chapters. This initiative includes benchmarking ways professional chapters have engaged with their local YPs in the past, sending targeted communication to YPs about their local chapters, and working with local chapters to host YP specific events.

Student to YP Conversion

This committee's aim is to help transition more student members to professional members. Activities include sending targeted communication to graduating seniors, promoting the YP group at regional student conferences, and creating more resources for YPs to request company sponsorship for dues and conferences.

Marketing and Technology

Communication and awareness of the IISE YP group is not a separate committee, but rather an integral part of the whole YP organization. Our YP group is in the early stages of using the IISE Connect platform, which we plan to use to communicate to the larger IISE YP community through Connect posts and email blasts. 

Meet the 2019/2020 Leadership Team

Kira Hansen

Kira Hansen - President 
Career: Supply Management Analyst at Harley-Davidson Motor Company                      
Education: Bachelor of Science, Industrial Engineering '14 from Milwaukee School of Engineering                      
Lives: Milwaukee, WI

Nathan Crabel

Nathan Crabel - Past President/Committee Lead, Student to YP Conversion
Career: Manager at West Monroe Partners
Education: Bachelor of Science, Industrial Engineering '13 from Bradley University
Lives: Chicago, IL 

Elizabeth Almquist

Elizabeth AlmquistPresident-elect
Career: Engineer at FedEx Ground                      
Education: Bachelor of Science, Industrial Engineering '16 from Milwaukee School of Engineering
Lives: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Isaac Villarreal

Isaac Villarreal - Committee Lead, Chapter Involvement & Networking
Career: Sr. Continuous Improvement Analyst at America Airlines
Education: Bachelor of Science Industrial Engineering '15 from Texas A&M University
Lives: Dallas/Fort Worth

IISE Career Center

Visit the  IISE Career Center to:

  • Find or post a job
  • Find or become a mentor
  • Learn how to make yourself marketable

Membership Benefits

The discounted first-year graduate membership has all the benefits of a full-price professional membership. Benefits include:

  1. Access to the IISE magazine and Knowledge Center
  2. Networking and events
  3. Professional development
  4. IISE Chapter involvement

Additional details and membership benefits can be found here.

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