From Friday February 26th to Saturday February 27th, SWE attended attended the Region F Conference in West Point, NY! We started off the afternoon at 2:30pm to drive down to NJ and spent the night at a SWE-Board's house (Zoë's house!), before driving down to West Point the following morning to attend the conference all day Saturday 2/27.
We had a great time meeting with the schools in our region and attending the professional workshops! Some of the highlights were 'Why Women Must Own It: Communicating Confidence in the Boardroom and Beyond', 'Engineering Your Life! How to Develop a Personal Career Plan and Blueprint for Success', and 'Networking 101'!
For more information about the Region F, the conference and the workshops, check out the conference website: http://regionf.swe.org/conference-schedule.html
On Wednesday, February 17th from 6-8 pm, SWE held our 2nd Annual Networking Night in ERB 203 with company representatives from Amazon Robotics, Accenture, Raytheon BBN Technologies, MIT Lincoln Labs, Philips, and Rockwell Automation! The event was held in a speed-dating style fashion and members were able to rotate around to each company and ask questions about what the company does, the work culture, etc., all in a comfortable setting over some delicious pasta and appetizers! Thank you to everyone who came; we hope that you all left feeling like you had some of your industry-life questions answered and made some meaningful connections!
Zoë Dickert, Helen Lindsay, & Vithusha Thirumavalavan