I hope summer is off to a great start for all of our collegiate members. Whether you’re getting internship experience, taking classes or traveling, take some time to learn and enjoy. As another fiscal year and school year comes to an end, it’s a great time to reflect. A year ago when I introduced myself as Collegiate Director, I talked about dreaming big. What were your dreams a year ago? What are your dreams today? Have they changed? Have you gotten closer to achieving them?
I’ve had a great experience in my role over the past year. I have stretched myself outside my comfort zone, learned a lot about myself and SWE, and had the opportunity to shape the Society. I have written in the past about everything I’ve gained from presenting at the Annual Conference, attending Capitol Hill Day and working on the strategic plan. I’m excited to return to the senate next year with a new perspective as a Region F senator.
My experience as Collegiate Director has definitely contributed to achieving some of my big dreams, including my aspirations for other leadership positions within SWE, as well as my career development and progression at work. Leadership positions are such a great way to develop new skills and broaden your perspective. To me, SWE is a safe and supportive environment for this, which is why I love being involved in SWE leadership. I definitely recommend considering a SWE leadership position, which can be anything from getting involved in your local section up through Region or Society level involvement. Perhaps your big dream is to become Collegiate Director one day?
Whatever your plans, don’t forget to renew your membership so you can keep connecting with scholarships, job opportunities, webinars, conferences and more.
Let us know in the comments about your plans for summer and your dreams. And as always, feel free to send comments, questions and suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for a great year!
FY14 Collegiate Director
Letter from the All Together SWE Newsletter