Call for Leadership Summit Hosts

Every fall Region F hosts the Region Leadership Summit for collegiates and professionals alike. This summit is a great way to network with other SWE members, improve professional development skills, and learn about SWE business!

The Fall 2016 summit was hosted in September at Tufts University. It was a full-day packed with exciting talks and workshops!

The call for host sites for Fall 2017 is open until March 25.

The official information sheet is attached here.

The official application is here.

Open Call For Nominations For Regional Leadership Position

The Region F Nominating Committee will be taking nominations for positions on the Region F Collegiate Team until March 1st!
These positions require an one-year commitment, so graduating seniors may not apply to these specific roles.

The roles open for nomination are:

A description of responsibilities can be found here.
Information on what needs to be included in a nomination can be found here.

Region F Conference Collegiate Poster Competition Deadline Extension!

The deadline for submitting  research poster to the competition at Region Conference has been extended.
Abstracts, of 500 words or less, are now due on February 4th!
Research can be within the subjects of science or engineering, or within the scope of SWE’s mission.
All submissions that follow the guidelines will be accepted!
Posters will be exhibited on Saturday, undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged  to apply!

More information at the link.

See you at Regional Conference!

Download the WE16 App today!

WE16 begins in two days!

From Lightning Talks, to Special Events, to Tours, this year’s conference has a lot of programming. But don’t feel overwhelmed!

The WE16 app allows users to search events and save them to their in-app calendar. Having a localized for all of the scheduled information, is quite the help!

A map of the convention center, with room numbers, is included.

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SWE Resources for the National Conference Career Fair!

SWE offers a number of resources to prepare conference attendees for the Career Fair! Here are a few of the most helpful links and pages.

Before conference upload your most recent resume to the SWE Resume Database. Uploading your resume before SWE16 will allow companies the opportunity to schedule interviews in advance! The database is accessible by every company in attendance.
Click here to upload your resume!

SWE has several Pre-Conference webinars offered throughout the next month. The will all be recorded for future viewing! The webinars cover a variety of topics: Career Fair dress code, networking, and the conference at large.
The webinars can be found here!

Here is the list of the companies in attendance. Browsing this page, before the Career Fair will benefit you immensely. Knowing which companies you want to talk with will make this 400 company Career Fair much smaller. Also, leverage the online SWE Career Center to research what positions each company is hiring for. You can never be too prepared!

SWE’s Career Fair will be very similar to your own universities. Many of the tips that you’ve heard are directly applicable. If you have any specific questions, don’t hesitate to leave a comment!

See you there!

Recap: 2016 Leadership Summit

This past Saturday, September 24th, Tufts University hosted the 2nd annual Region F Leadership Summit. The day was filled with networking opportunities, professional development workshops, Region F headerbusiness updates, and society governance updates.

Jessica Rannow, SWE’s President, gave an insightful early morning Keynote speech. She touched on her journey from her collegiate section to society president.

After the Keynote collegiates attended professional development workshops and professionals a comprehensive Region F business meeting.

Over the next few years the society will be experiencing a few governance changes. Overviews of these changes were discussed during the business meeting. For more information, head over to governance.swe.org.

In the coming weeks the Region F Collegiate Team will be working on metrics and milestones to support collegiate sections with Outreach and SWENext programs! If you’re section is having any troubles with establishing or maintaining outreach programs, feel free to reach out your Region F Collegiate Representatives! Email: RegionF.RCR@gmail.com

 

Open Call for Quotes from Collegiates in STEM major

“Running Through the Finish Line”,  is an upcoming book aimed at giving parents and educators the tools to raise confident and creative STEM-loving girls! The author , Dr. Karen Panetta, is the Associate Dean for Graduate Education at Tufts University and founder of international STEM non-profit NerdGirls.  A part of the book will be dedicated to college. This portion will use a variety of quotes to illustrate the experiences that young women have had in STEM.

Dr. Panetta is requesting quotes from SWE collegiates on their experiences. Quotes should be about 100 words and fall under one of four categories: “Things I Wish I Had Known”, “We All Face Challenges”, “It’s Not All Work”, and “My Inspiration”. More information and examples are provided in this document. More information on Dr. Panetta and the project as a whole are in this document.