One of our rising mechanical engineering seniors attended Boston TechJam this June as part of her internship with PTC. Here's her take on the event:
Want to see what all the tech companies are up to? Well that's what I did on June 15th in government center at TechJam. PTC, where I have an internship this summer, was a major sponsor and was there to show off their virtual and augmented reality platforms. Our company also gave out fidget spinners. Other companies who were there included: Microsoft, TripAdvisor, Verizon and dozens more. Look out for it next year to see what major companies are doing & developing next. #lifeatPTC
Thanks Amy Robbins for sharing your story!
Photo Courtesy of Boston TechJam
A video from our Public Relations Chair's personal vlog!
We attended the regional conference hosted by University of Connecticut! It was a great opportunity to hear from local professionals and connect with other SWE university chapters!
A video from our Public Relation Chair, Helen's, personal vlog!
From Thursday October 27th to Saturday October 29th, the SWE E-Board traveled to Philadelphia to represent BU SWE at this years SWE National Conference, WE16! With over 9000 attendees from across the world, WE16 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 were: "From Collegiate to Corporate", "Know What to Say and When to Say It, "Internet of Things", and "Interview Tips: Do's and Don'ts", Stay tuned for 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://we16.swe.org/
On Sunday October 15th from 4-5:30 pm in ME202, SWE held our annual Fall Career Fair Prep Night! Members of the E-Board ran workshops on 'How to Navigate a Career Fair', 'Dress to Impress', 'Writing an Elevator Pitch', and 'Resume Review', and attendees were able to go around and ask questions while eating yummy snacks! Thank you to everyone who came, we hope you had a great time!
On Sunday September 25th, SWE held our first general meeting in ME245! We started out with an activity where attendee's texted in 'What SWE Meant to Them', and then we went over our plans for the semester, introduced the E-Board, and ended with a bonding activity. We had a great time getting to meet/catch up with you all and we hope you all had a great time!
Hi everyone! We love all our members and would love to learn more about you all, so this summer, SWE will be hosting an Instagram Challenge! We would love for you to share what you are doing this summer with us! Submit a photo of yourself and a 1-2 sentence description of what you are doing this summer for a chance to win a free T-Shirt! Activities can be anything: work, travel, class, volunteering, etc! And pictures do not have to be formal -- a selfie would work. The photo with the most likes wins so make sure to follow us on Instagram so we can tag you and tell your friends to check out our page and vote for you! Email submissions to us at email@example.com or direct message @bostonuniversityswe on Instagram!
On Thursday, April 21st from 6-8 pm in ME245, SWE held our final event of the year - a party to celebrate our graduating seniors! It was so sad saying goodbye to such an amazing group of ladies, and we are so proud of everything they have and will continue to accomplish!
Good luck with everything Minying, Rebecca, Emily, Casey, Ari, Valentina, Zoë, Nicole, Sam, Brittany, Julia and Marta, we will miss you!!
On Sunday, April 3rd in EPIC from 4-6 pm, SWE held our elections for the 2016-2017 E-Board and then bonding event afterwards, where we decorated cupcakes and attempted to make ice cream from scratch (the key word there being attempt! :) ). Congratulations to the new E-Board and thank you so much to everyone who came to vote and make cupcakes! We hope you had a great time taking a breather from midterms!:
And now the 2016-2017 E-Board!:
President - Shannon Sulmasy
Vice President - Vithusha Thirumavalavan
Treasurer - Fabiana Scionti
Secretary - Lindsay Hulley
Professional Development Chair - Simran Bhatia
Public Relations Chair - Helen Lindsay
Conference Chair - Tess Gauthier
Membership Development Chair - Lina Lin
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