Over the last years, the number of student and young professional members in IEEE PELS has increased. Students and young professionals now represent over 20% of the membership body and make significant contributions to the dynamism of IEEE PELS. Via the IEEE PELS Students and Young Professionals (S&YP) committee, a subgroup within the PELS membership committee, students and recent graduates in IEEE PELS host a variety of events at IEEE conferences and create activities to engage PELS members while enabling unique networking and mentorship opportunities. With volunteers all across the globe (Algeria, Brazil, Canada, Germany, India, Portugal, Spain, Sri Lanka, and the United States), the S&YP committee also establishes a global and inclusive community for engineers, researchers, academics and students in the area of power electronics. Through its endeavors, the S&YP committee aims to support the professional development of students and recent graduates, further the mission of IEEE PELS and increase the diversity of its membership and volunteering bodies.