Hello Region B collegiates. Today we will be starting a series of blog posts to introduce the FY15 RCT. If you are looking for more information on the roles of the members of our RCT, please refer to the Region FAQ page. First, I’d like to introduce myself, so you can get to know the author of the blog for this year.
Steffi Lietzke – Region Collegiate Communications Editor (RCCE), firstname.lastname@example.org
I’m a junior in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Utah. I got involved with SWE as a freshman, as the University of Utah’s Outreach Committee Co-chair. I have been involved with SWE outreach ever since, and I absolutely love it! Working with Girl Scouts is my favorite, and I have made so many amazing connections doing outreach. I wanted to be the RCCE so that I could help connect the collegiate sections to each other. After college, I hope to go either to medical school or to do a PhD in Oncological science. In my free time I enjoy photography, playing with cats, and reading. I hope you enjoy reading my blog posts and please contact me with any questions or problems about the blog.
The Collegiate Leadership institute is a three day set of sessions specially designed to prepare collegiate SWE members to become leaders in engineering and in their section. Each day there will be two or three sessions, which should be highly interactive. All of the speakers and facilitators selected for the Institute are noted experts in the area of leadership and career development. Curriculum with focus on communication skills, emotional intelligence, leading teams, effective negotiation, and preparing for and transitioning to the workforce.
Speaker highlights include:
- Keynote presenter will be Jessica Matthews: Co-founder and CEO of Uncharted Play, Inc. She is the recipient of numerous awards professionally for her work at Uncharted Play. She was invited to sign that America Invents Act with President Obama and serves as the Ambassador of Entrepreneurship for Nigeria.
Criteria for participation:
- Active collegiate members of the Society
- Exhibit strong leadership potential
- Aspire to take on leadership and executive roles within their career
- Aspire to be a catalyst for change in the world
- Intellectually curious
Space is limited to 40 attendees, so we can only accommodate up to three women from a given university. This is a free opportunity for any collegiate conference attendee, so don’t hesitate to apply. You will also receive priority scheduling at career counseling.
Welcome to this FY15, which started July 1st and runs through June 30th of 2015. With this new year (and our new look), we welcome a new Regional Collegiate Team.
Region Collegiate Senator (RCS): Olivia Leonhardt, Utah State
Region Collegiate Representatives (RCRs): Cinthya Mendez, Cal Poly SLO, and Saili Raje, UC Santa Barbara
Region Collegiate Communications Editor (RCCE): Steffi Lietzke, University of Utah
SWEFLs: Janice See, UCLA and Laura Alley, University of Utah
In the coming month or so, we will take the time to introduce all of these lovely ladies on this blog. Please comment with any questions you think we should answer, silly or serious. Examples: What’s your major? What would you do with a million dollars? If you could live on Mars, would you? What are you most looking forward to at WE14 in Los Angelos this fall?
As we move into a new financial year, Region B blog is debating a makeover. We want your input though. Take a look at some of the proposed themes below and pick your favorite. You can select to have the blog remain the same.
EDIT: Zoren was the winner of our poll, which is what the layout was changed to at the end of July. Thank you for your participation!