Student Volunteers

Experience IMS as an insider and get complimentary registration when you help out as a student volunteer!

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The International Microwave Symposium (IMS) is the most prestigious conference in the field of RF and microwave engineering. Each year, this event attracts thousands of people from all over the world. Although the prestige of IMS is based on a consistently excellent technical program and many networking opportunities, the overall success of each conference is due to the combined effort of many volunteers. We look forward to your help!


Eligibility requirements

To be eligible as a student volunteer, you must:

  • Be enrolled as a full‐time or part‐time undergraduate or graduate student
  • Be friendly, cordial, punctual, and willing to serve
  • Complete the volunteer application by 30 April 2017 (deadline extended!)
  • Attend one of three volunteer training sessions (dates/times listed below)
  • Work a minimum of two full days (or four half days)



Student volunteers receive numerous benefits, including:

  • Complimentary IMS conference registration (details will be sent to volunteers by email)
  • Complimentary IMS2017 Student Volunteer t-shirt
  • Food and beverages will be provided during hours of volunteer service  including breakfast, lunch, and snacks
  • Invitation to the Student Awards Luncheon on Thursday
  • Explore exhibits and have the opportunity to interact with people from around the world
  • Transportation and lodging are NOT included

Overview of Duties

Student volunteers will be asked to:

  • Provide assistance for technical workshops, forums, panels, competitions, or interactive sessions
  • Distribute workshop/short course materials
  • Assist with on site registration, check‐in to short courses, workshops, and technical sessions
  • Greet and help conference attendees


Applications for student volunteers is OPEN!
Register early for priority volunteer times. Space is limited.


Important Events to Keep in Mind:

Saturday, 3 June 2017 Student volunteer training session 14:30-17:00
Sunday, 4 June 2017 Student volunteer training session 14:30-17:00
RFIC Plenary Session, Industry Showcase, and Reception
Monday, 5 June 2017 Student volunteer training session 14:30-17:00
IMS Plenary Session and Welcome Reception
Tuesday, 6 June 2017 Young Professionals Panel and Networking Social
Wednesday, 7 June 2017 Industry-Hosted Reception, Awards Banquet
Thursday, 8 June 2017 MTT-S Student Awards Luncheon
Women in Microwaves Networking Event
Friday, 9 June 2017 89th ARFTG Conference