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Tips for a Successful Application for Senior Member Grade

Learn about the benefits of becoming a Senior Member and how to ensure you have a successful application.
IEEE Computer Society Team
Published 04/22/2021
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IEEE Computer Society membership helps students and professionals join a global community of technologists. Along with the usual benefits membership provides, our members have the opportunity to unlock additional benefits and recognition as they progress through their careers by elevating their membership status. These additional member grades are categorized as: Senior Member, Fellow, and Life Member. The highest grade members can apply for is Senior Membership.

Note: IEEE Computer Society Affiliate members are not eligible for member grade elevations. IEEE membership is required to participate.

Achieving a higher member grade is our way of recognizing members for their accomplishments and contributions to the computing science and engineering profession. The process to achieve these elevated grades is not always easy, or quick, however, it helps create a pathway for professionals to showcase their contributions and gain valuable new experiences. On top of the honor and recognition, Senior members receive an engraved plaque they can showcase to their peers and a free membership to an additional IEEE society.

Watch the recording of our webinar from 18 May with Matthew Plotner to ensure you have a successful application.


Matthew Plotner
Senior Manager of Member Operations, Member & Geographic Activities

Matthew Plotner has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics with a minor in Computer Science from Lafayette College. Not only has Matthew been an IEEE Member since 2006, he has been a IEEE Staff Member since 1996. Over the past 25 years he has supported IEEE in many capacities, including Data Quality, Renewal Processing, Customer Service, Online Support and Business & Data Related Services. As part of his current role as the Senior Manager of Member Operations in Member & Geographic Activities, Matthew supports the Admission & Advancement Committee and manages the Senior Member application process.

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