We had a wonderful time catching up with other SWE members and getting to know some of the wonderful female faculty in our college. We had faculty from every discipline attend (ECE, ME and BME) as well as students of all class years and majors. Of course we want to give a special thank you to the faculty who took time from their busy schedules to attend and to our organizers for a great event! One thing that the faculty definitely stressed is that SWE members should always feel free to reach out to them about classes, research, or general questions!
Seniors Helen and Alexia talk with Professor Grace (ME) and Professor Sander (ECE)
We hosted our annual networking night on Thursday, November 9. We are so thrilled to have had so many student attendees, more than last year! We were joined by representatives from Rockwell Automation, GE, Boston Scientific, Google, and Accenture and more!
Like in past years we did a "speed networking" style, where students moved from table to table and talk with our professional representatives. Our first networking night was in 2001 and we are looking forward to continuing this tradition for many more years!
A video from our VP's personal vlog
From Thursday October 26th to Saturday October 28th, the SWE E-Board traveled to Austin, TX to represent BU SWE at this years SWE National Conference, WE16! With over 9000 attendees from across the world, WE17 is the world's largest conference for women in engineering and tech, and we had an amazing time attending workshops on topics such as Career Management and Life Transitions, Lightning Talks on Hot Topics of Today, Career Enhancement, and K-12 Outreach among others lead by amazing women from around the world!
Some of the highlights will be posted in pamphlets about some of these hot topics on our websites upcoming 'Resources' section! For more information about WE16, the workshops, and the companies that attended, check out the conference website: http://we17.swe.org/
This past Sunday we hosted a career fair prep night for our group to get ready for Wednesday's Fall Engineering Career Fair. We had plenty of donuts on hand to fuel our resume editing thanks to Dunkin Donuts at Buick Street Market. A lot of members showed up and made this a great event - some mentor/mentee pairs were able to meet each other as well thanks to Maura, our membership development chair, who matched up our upperclassmen and new members!