Back to School: What’s in our backpacks?

Honestly, as a college student, your backpack functions as your savior more often than not. But knowing what to pack and making sure that you are prepared for anything can be kind of stressful! Hopefully, we can help! I asked the RCT some questions about proper backpack maintenance! When should I pack my bag? Everyone …

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Hot Topic: Prepare for the Year Ahead: SWE Member Yolanda Mitchell is Always Connecting … Always Engineering

It's only July but we are already excited for October and WE17! Check out below how one of SWE's member's is living out this year's theme daily!   This year’s theme for WE17 is Always Connecting … Always Engineering. You cannot attend a WE conference without forming connections, and we know that engineering is more than …

Budgets & Banking

Budgets & Ledgers Importance of a budget Keep track of your funds to reduce over- or under-spending Solicit specific event sponsorships instead of generic donations Easier to evaluate the ability to support events, scholarship, etc. Types of SWE budgets Yearly Section/Region/MAL budget (expected) Event Budgets Required for Program Development Grants (PDGs) Recommended for any large …

Treasurer Responsibilities & Transitions

Treasurer Responsibilities Work as a part of your section’s executive leadership to ensure financial assets are tracked and protected Responsible for tracking and protecting all section assets Collect, safely keep, and distribute funds Sign checks / Deposit funds Keep an exact accounting of all receipts and expenditures Prepare and submit the annual section budget Chair …