From Thursday October 22nd to Saturday October 24th, the SWE-Board attended WE15, the SWE National Conference, in Nashville, TN with over 8000 attendees from across the globe! We had a great time attending workshops on topics ranging from K-12 Outreach, Career Advice and Enhancement, Company Information Sessions, Inclusion and Cultural Awareness, Lightning Talks on hot topics in Engineering, and hearing stories from women engineers from across the world!
Some of the highlights were Bragging Rights: Behavioral Interviewing 101, Enabling Women Engineers in Pakistan, and Wearable Technology as a Curriculum to Inspire Future Female Engineers!
For more information on WE15, the workshops, and the companies that attended, check out the conference website: http://we15.swe.org/home/
On Sunday October 4th, SWE hosted a Career Fair Prep Night before the BU Engineering Career Fair on Wednesday October 7th. Members of the E-Board hosted workshops on six topics: LinkedIn Profiles, Interviewing Tips, How to Create an Elevator Pitch, Dressing for Success, How to Navigate and Prepare for the Career Fair, and Resume Touch Up and Printing. Members were able to go around and visit whichever stations they liked to help them prepare before the big day while snacking on awesome snacks!
Zoë Dickert, Helen Lindsay, & Vithusha Thirumavalavan