Everyone seems to know that networking is important, but what is networking, and how can collegiate and young professionals do it? If the word “networking” has you thinking of sleazy, insincere schmoozing, you should reconsider. Networking is building mutually beneficial relationships that can lead to information and opportunities. Networking is essential for developing your career … Continue reading Hot Topic: Networking
Are you interested in taking your SWE leadership to the next level? The nomination form is live for the following Region H positions: Lieutenant Governor, Treasurer, Secretary, Senator, Representative to the Society Nomination Committee, Region Collegiate Representative (RCR), Region Collegiate Communication Editor (RCCE), and Region Collegiate Senator (RCS). The deadline to submit for the Senator … Continue reading FY16 Region H Leadership Applications Due Soon
SWE offers many awards at the regional and society levels in order to recognize the achievements of outstanding SWE members and sections. This post will cover the types of awards available and some advice for applying. Region H Awards Region H has individual and section awards, and details on applying can be found on … Continue reading January Hot Topic: Applying for SWE Awards
Right around now, most colleges and universities are on winter break. Students look forward to a much-needed and well-deserved rest from classes. However, winter break is also an excellent opportunity to focus on some of the things that you don't have much time for when school is in session, like applying for scholarships, internships, grad school, etc. … Continue reading December Hot Topic: Use Your Winter Break!
Outreach is one of SWE's most important activities. SWE outreach programs inspire the next generation of women engineers and technologists. We expose young girls (K-12) to the possibilities of STEM career paths with engaging workshops and interaction with SWE role models. Here are a few things to consider when planning your section’s outreach activities: Engaging Activities Whenever possible, … Continue reading November Hot Topic: Outreach
WE14, the Society of Women Engineers Annual Conference in Los Angeles is coming up quickly on Oct. 23-25. WE14 is also welcoming members of the International Network of Women Engineers and Scientists (INWES) for ICWES16, making the conference a global collaboration between engineers and scientists. Over 7,000 members will be attending for A Global Exchange … Continue reading SWE Annual Conference – WE14 + ICWES16
As the school year begins, an important hot topic to discuss is Membership Recruitment and Retention. These are some tips to help SWE sections, especially collegiate sections, succeed at attracting new members and retaining current members. Recruitment Think of your recruitment process as a sales pitch. Why should someone join SWE? What makes SWE unique, … Continue reading Membership Recruitment & Retention