Supporting materials: Due in our offices by mail March 1, 2013.
NO EXTENSIONS; please ensure materials are in our hands — not postmarked by — March 1, 2013.
All materials should be mailed to:
Editor in Chief
CSE 40 Under 40
1111 W 22nd St, Suite 250
Oak Brook IL 60523
Phone: 630-571-4070 x 2211
Supporting materials may be submitted on a flash or USB drive (preferred method) or in a three-ring binder, folder, or otherwise held together. E-mailed submissions (in whole or in part) will not be accepted.
If submitting on a flash drive, please mark the outside of the flash drive with the nominee’s name (sticker or permanent marker are acceptable). All file names must begin with the last name of the nominee. Files should be placed into folders corresponding to each number below. For example, in a folder simply named 2, you may include a Microsoft Word or text file providing the description.
If the nominee has not completed anything in a particular area (for example, no papers have been authored), the electronic folder should be named 3_NA (representing 3, not applicable). If presented on paper, include the corresponding number with “not applicable” in the place of supporting documents. Supporting materials should make it easy for judges to see why your nominee is a standout.
Incomplete nominations will be rejected and will not be considered in this program.
- Nominee’s resume or curriculum vitae (CV).
- A brief description (500 to 1,000 words) of the nominee. This should touch on how the nominee stands out in some or all of the following areas:
Copies of articles the nominee has authored or co-authored. B&W copies are accepted. Please limit this to no more than 5 recent articles if the nominee is a frequently published author.**If submitting supporting materials electronically, please provide a Microsoft Word or text file with links to these items if they’re available online.A list of presentations/speeches nominee has given. Supporting documentation, such as copies of relevant pages of conference proceedings, should be supplied if available. Please limit this to no more than 5 recent presentations if the nominee is a prolific speaker. **If submitting supporting materials electronically, please provide a Microsoft Word or text file with links to these items if they’re available online.Brochures, newspaper clippings, or magazines in which the nominee and his/her professional work or volunteer activities are mentioned. Please limit this to no more than 5 recent samples. **If submitting supporting materials electronically, please provide a Microsoft Word or text file with links to these items if they’re available online.Testimonials from clients or others familiar with the nominee's work. Testimonial should be signed or should be on letterhead. These must be submitted with the full nomination; do not ask others to send these under separate cover. Please limit this to no more than 5 recent testimonials. A list of awards received (if this information is already on resume or CV, please note page of resume for judges to refer to). **If submitting supporting materials electronically, please provide a Microsoft Word or text file with links to these items if they’re available online.Community outreach or volunteer programs. Events that involve the nominee's children (such as sports coaching, Boy Scouts of America, etc.) do not apply. Please limit this description to 500 words. Three things the nominee enjoys doing outside of work. Please give specific examples. Please limit this description to 500 words. (Applicable to electronic submissions only, though winners will be asked for this at a later date.) A high-quality, high-resolution photo of the nominee in a casual or candid setting. Please submit a TIFF or JPEG file at 300 dpi at 3x5 inches in size. Do not submit professional head shots, photos with children in them, or low-resolution images. This photo should show off the candidate’s personal side—be creative. The 40 Under 40 program recognizes each winner as an individual, so we want photos that show off personality. Suggestions: nominee shown participating in a favorite activity, holding something like a ball or dog, or in an engineering setting.
- Academic training (degrees earned, license, etc.)
- Client relations
- Community service
- Leadership skills
- "People" skills/mentoring ability
- Personal integrity
- Professional service (with professional societies, organizations, educational events, etc.)
- Public speaking/presentation skills
- Sustained career progress
- Technical skills
- Work/life balance