Hot Topic: Planning for the Year Ahead

Jessica Nayes, FY09 RCNE

Can you believe it? Another year in SWE is nearing the end. As we all finish up classes, projects, final exams and moving on to our summer adventures, keep in mind a few things you can do to plan for “the year ahead”!

  • National Conference: October 15-17, 2009. Start making your travel arrangements early, because you won’t want to miss the next national conference, being held in Long Beach, California! I’m sure many of us midwesterners enjoy getting out to see an ocean now and again!
  • Upload a current resume to the SWE Career Center. No time like the summer when you’re free from classes (well, unless you’re in a summer session) to do that always fun job of updating your resume! By the time those fall career fairs come around, you’ll be ready to focus on getting that next job with an already-polished resume. (Don’t forget that the National Conference always has a career fair too!)
  • Connect with SWE through social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.
  • Visit My SWE Communities to connect with other members, network and gather information on leadership resources, reports and documents. 
  • Renew your SWE Membership.
  • And last but not least: Enjoy your summer!

One Reply to “Hot Topic: Planning for the Year Ahead”

  1. Don’t forget to apply for SWE Region H Awards and the National Collegiate Section Competitions. Especially, Small & Medium size sections, since may awards go un-awarded. Due date is fast approaching as you close out your school year.

    Check out the Region H’s website and National Website for the applications.
    H Awards – Due MAY 31, 2009:
    Collegiate Competitions (
    Section – Outstanding Collegiate Section Award Due MAY 31, 2009
    Individual – Poster Competition DUE JUNE 15, 2009

    Also other National Section Awards are due July 1.

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