SWE is a great way to build ties with numerous people in the same major and all different majors. As a society we try to focus on many skills including: teamwork skills, networking skills, resume building skills, and the skills needed to interact with different age groups. We have many different annual activities we take great pride in and we hope to develop many more. Also, one of the most intriguing benefits of SWE is the wide range of scholarships that you can receive from the national chapter.
The Society of Women Engineers is not only available to join locally, but you can join nationally as well. Here is how to join:
If you are interested in a free membership with SWE locally, just come to our next meeting. If you are unable to attend our next meeting and would still like to join, feel free to e-mail us with your interest in joining and we will make sure your e-mail gets put on our list. This will ensure that you will receive our meeting minutes and other SWE information.
If you are interested in joining the national section of SWE, fill out the application . The cost is $20 per year to join (a year from the time you join nationally).
If you are interested in attending the national and regional conferences, there is a large discount for those who are national SWE members.
The national and Regional conferences are one of the most helpful events that we are able to attend. At the conferences we are able to attend sessions covering a broad range of topics from ‘How to Build a Professional Resume” to “Are You Heading in the Right Direction?” The conferences have career fairs where you can meet representatives and hand out your resumes. Also, interviews are held at the conferences for jobs, co-ops, and internships.
Working with the Girl Scouts at our Engineer for a Day Workshop
Engineer for a Day: 7th – 12th grade students are able to spend a day in the shoes of an engineer; completing age appropriate activities in a certain major chosen for the workshop. They also receive a patch for this workshop.
Making it Matter: 4th – 6th grade students are able to spend a day in the shoes of an engineer; completing age appropriate activities in multiple majors chosen for the workshop. They also receive a patch for this workshop.
SWE Social Nights: Members of SWE get to bond with each other with bowling, movies, etc.