Volunteer with SWE at Engineering Discovery Days!

Slide2Engineering Discovery Days – We need volunteers on April 25 & 26
(Fri. & Sat.)!
 Many K-12 students will visit UW and explore many engineering activities, hosted by various departments and student organizations. SWE wi
ll host an activity booth where kids will test their “helicopter” designs in a wind tunnel (check the general meeting slides for pictures).

This is a great opportunity to get involved, meet more members, and most importantly encourage future engineers!

>>Sign up HERE TODAY!  All volunteers will get a free Engineering Discovery Days t-shirt if you sign up BEFORE Monday, April 14th!

 

April 3 Announcements

Thank you to everyone who came out to our Career Fair Prep with Samsung event! It was a great success and we are glad you enjoyed our guest speaker, David Mejia, an executive recruiter from Samsung with years of recruiting experience from various tech companies like IBM, Yahoo, and Amazon. He enjoyed speaking to all of you and answering your questions. His advice will be useful throughout the rest of your career.

Click here for our announcement slides from the beginning of the meeting.  Click here to join the mailing list, Facebook group, LinkedIn group, and/or become a member of SWE International!

TOURS

Double Down Interactive Tour - We still have spots open for a tour of the company office on April 8 – register through the Catalyst link provided, which will close on Friday. Though the company is more geared towards HCDE and CSE, anyone is welcome who is interested in the software/gaming industry. We will be leaving campus at 12 pm from the Elm bus stop; please expect come back by 4 pm. Lunch will be provided by Double Down Interactive.
We are also planning a tour of T-Mobile on May 15, so mark your calenders!

CAREER FAIRS

Spring Engineering Career FairApril 3, 12 – 4 pm @ Haggett Hall Cascade Room. Open to all pre-engineering/engineering majors looking for an internship or full-time position. The link lists all the companies visiting and a description.
Spring UW Career Fair – April 17 from, 3 pm – 7 pm at the HUB Ballrooms. This is a general career fair open to all majors. Be sure to check the linked website for more details on companies visiting. Want to volunteer? Email CCFair@uw.edu with your name, email address, and availability.

OUTREACH

Engineering Discovery Days – We need volunteers for April 25 & 26 to help with the big engineering open house known as Discovery Days! SWE will have an activity booth where kids will be testing their “helicopter” designs in a wind tunnel (check the general meeting slides for pictures). Sign up HERE!
MESA DAYApril 26. This event brings Seattle Area Middle School and High School MESA students together to participate in a variety of math, engineering, and science competitions. This year the main event is the Prosthetic Arm. They need volunteers to help judge the competitions and lead other activities during the day. See link for details.

T-SHIRTS

They have been ordered in unisex sizes and will be arriving near the end of April. We’ll send out an email for information on how to pick up / purchase. If you are a paid SWE member (through the national SWE member) your T-shirt is free, otherwise they are $15.

SWE 2014-15 OFFICER APPLICATIONS

Officer applications for the 2014-2015 year are now open! See the officer descriptions page for descriptions of each position. Being a SWE officer is an amazing and incredibly valuable leadership experience! Applications will be open until Monday, April 28. At our May general meeting you will have the opportunity to introduce yourself in person, and voting will open online for one week.
If you are interested in any of the positions and have further questions, feel free to email us at swe@u.washington.edu.

Career Fair Prep with Samsung (4/2)

923522_10201785409773246_1882295457_nIn preparation for the Spring Engineering Career Fair on Thursday April 3, the Society of Women Engineers will host a career fair prep with executive recruiter David Mejia from Samsung. In addition to Samsung, he has recruited for other engineering companies like Yahoo and his advice will be general for all engineering/technical fields. You may also ask for information about opportunities in Samsung.

When: Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Where: EEB 303, 5:30 – 7pm
What: Career Fair Prep with David Mejia (Samsung).
Who: Open to all UW students
Food: Free!

As always, food will be provided (Spoiler: Hawaiian) and there will be some brief discussion in the beginning to go over T-shirts, volunteer opportunities for Discovery Days, and company tours for Double Down Interactive and T-Mobile.


Region J Conference (2.28 – 3.2)

UW SWE is attending JCON, the annual SWE Region J (Pacific NW) Conference!

Below is some brief information, as quoted from the Region J Blog:
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As many of you know it is officially JCON week. This post is get you ready for JCON with some basic information about the conference.

The JCON website tons of information about conference posted, information about the schedule,career fair ,hotel ,venue maps and more.

Friday night the conference will kick off with a collegiate and professionals networking event. This event starts at 6:00 PM.

Saturday the conference has three different tracks for workshops, explore, dream and discover. The order of the workshops can be found on the schedule which is linked above. You will be able to find out more about each of the individual workshops upon arrival.

Be sure to attend the collegiate meeting on Sunday to get lots of great information geared toward collegiate sections.

SWEet Valentine’s Social: 2/12

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Come kick start Valentine’s Day festivities with us! Indulge in chocolate covered treats with the chocolate fountain and make that special someone an awesome card (or a last minute v-day present).

We will also start planning some upcoming outreach opportunities!

WHO: Open to all students at the UW
WHEN: Wednesday, Feb. 12th, 5:30-6:30 pm
WHERE: Electrical Engineering Building (EEB) 303
FOOD: Chocolate Fountain & Treats!
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For any additional questions, comments, or concerns, contact UW SWE at swe@u.washington.edu

Evening With Industry 2014!

Looking for a summer internship or full time position?

Come to SWE’s Evening With Industry Career Fair!  It is open to ALL UW students looking for internships, co-ops, and full time employment in the fields of engineering, science, or technology.

*Click HERE to view a list of participating companies.

SUBMIT YOUR RESUMES ONLINE & REGISTER (Free. You may also register at the door): https://recpass.com/university-of-washington

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Where: University of Washington’s Husky Union Building (HUB)
When: Tuesday, January 14, 2014

12:00PM Career Fair opens exclusively to SWE members
12:30PM Career Fair opens to all students
5:00PM Career Fair ends
5:30PM Dinner and Award Banquet begins
7:30PM Dinner and Award Banquet ends

*Students must be invited by a company representative and receive a ticket during the career fair to attend the banquet.  All students are eligible to be invited.

If you have further questions, please contact us at ewi.swe.uw@gmail.com .

Career Fair Prep with Intel (1/13)

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Learn how to succeed at career fairs from Intel recruiters!

Many career fairs are coming up, including the Evening With Industry Career Fair & Banquet on Tuesday, January 14th, hosted by UW SWE!

Come to our Monday, January 13th general SWE meeting and learn how to network and prepare for a career fair effectively to land those jobs and internships! We will have a guest presentation from Intel Recruiters!

WHO: Open to all students at the University of Washington
WHEN: Monday, Jan. 13th @ 5:30pm – 6:30pm
WHERE: Electrical Engineering Building (EEB) Room 303 Mechanical Engineering Building (MEB) 103, note ROOM CHANGE!
FOOD: FREE if you RSVP!

**RSVP HERE!
Share the facebook event page!
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- If you have registered online for the career fair (Evening With Industry, Jan. 14), you can save time tomorrow by picking up your RecPass TODAY in EEB 303 between 5:30-7:30pm. Registration (free): https://recpass.com/university-of-washington

- There will also be a short EWI volunteer meeting at 6:30pm in MEB 103 (same room as event) directly after the general SWE meeting.
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For any additional questions, comments, or concerns, contact UW SWE at swe@u.washington.edu

SWEet Holiday Social

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Come and get to know other SWE members, vote for the official T-shirt design (submit your designs HERE!), and meet the new Social Events Director (remember to VOTE HERE)! Have a relaxing hour before final exams with SWE’s chocolate fountain, treats, and sparkling cider!

There will also be a prize for the attendee wearing the most festive holiday sweater!

WHO: open to all students at the University of Washington
WHEN: Wednesday, Dec. 4th @ 5:30pm – 6:30pm
WHERE: Electrical Engineering Building (EEB) Room 303
FOOD: FREE Sparkling Cider & Chocolate Fountain Treats

**RSVP herehttps://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/swe/219925
(see also facebook event page)

For any additional questions, comments, or concerns, contact UW SWE at swe@u.washington.edu .

Apply for Social Events Director!

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Description:

The Social Events Director will work with the officer team and lead a committee to organize social events for the society with the goal of fostering a fun, welcoming, connected, and supportive community.  This position will help exercise and improve your creativity and leadership skills while helping SWE improve as a society and as a fun place to be!

Duties:

  • Organize at least one social event per quarter: (i.e. Valentine’s Social, Engineering Ball, Annual BBQ, etc.)
  • Lead a Social Events Committee
  • Reserve rooms for events and activities
  • Create and post event flyers
  • Assist the Evening With Industry Committee when needed

Qualifications:

  • Interests in developing leadership skills
  • Commitment to the UW SWE chapter
  • Maintain good communication with UW SWE’s officers (email, Facebook, phone, in person)
  • Attend all UW SWE officer meetings

**Apply HERE by Monday, November 25, 5pm!

All members will vote to select the Social Events Director, and results will be announced at the December 4th meeting.