Tonight is our ninth and final president’s call. Remember, you get points for attending and anyone from your section can call in. Here is the information to call in:
Phone Number: (513) 386-0000
Time: 7 pm Pacific, 8 pm Mountain, Today (5/17)
We hope to talk to everyone tonight!
Region B Collegiate Team
As the school year draws to a close, don’t forget to log those Outreach hours! Log them on this page (http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/omtool).
You will get points for Outreach events ONLY if you fill out the form for the event. These are the points that count towards your prize at the end of the fiscal year.
Also, Region B and Society level SWE track the number of K-12 girls we reach and by filling out that survey, you are helping us reach that goal! Plus, in Region B, you have the opportunity to earn a grant for your outreach hours, for up to $1500. And, if you had an amazing event, be sure to submit it SWE for an event award here (http://societyofwomenengineers.swe.org/awards/region-section).
In honor of the coming finals in the next few weeks, what does your section do to support your members during finals week?
In my section, we get donated bagels for Einstein’s and offer students free coffee and bagels in a study room in the engineering building. We’ve also done study skills lectures/ discussions with some professors and student success advocates.
What does your section do?
Here are the notes from tonight’s Presidents call: April Presidents call
Don’t forget to fill out the attendance survey by 7 pm Pacific time tomorrow
Our Best Practice sharing this month was on leadership transitions and elections. Continue the conversation on last month’s Hot Topic post: https://regionb.wordpress.com/2015/03/18/leadership-transitions/
Networking is key to a successful career. If allows you to climb the corporate ladder, find new jobs, and navigate your career. College is an excellent time to start networking, since established engineers can help you find internships and jobs while providing career guidance. SWE is a great way to expand your network. With tens of thousands of members though, where do you start?
Your peers are a valuable resource. Go to SWE socials, volunteer events, and showcases to meet other students who share your goals and interests. Upperclassmen can tell you how they got internships and how to survive classes, which is invaluable.
SWE also gives you access to local engineering professionals. Host a joint event or volunteer alongside them. Many professional SWE sections enjoy working with local collegiate sections, so contact your local section. Invite professionals to your sections events, especially professional development events like resume workshops. And don’t forget conferences! I’ve met professionals from around the country at conferences. Don’t be afraid to sit with new people at lunches, especially those sponsored by a company. They are there to meet the engineers of tomorrow!
Once you meet someone, don’t let them slip away. Connect with them on LinkedIn or- write them a thank you email. If you see them at another conference, be sure to day hi!
How do you network?
To the FY16 Collegiate Leadership team!
Region Collegiate Representatives
Elaine Cope, Weber State University
Nikita Haridoss, University of California Riverside
Region Collegiate Communications Editor
Michelle Tran, Cal State Poly, San Luis Obisbo
Region Collegiate Senator
Carina Hahn, University of Utah
Summary of ERAU Fall 2014 Semester
Some events deserve the share, and the following two events stood out in our chapter last fall!
‘Shop with a Cop’ Outreach Event
During the end of the previous semester, SWE reached out to the community by helping paint paper bags for the ‘Shop With A Cop’ program. Shop With A Cop is designed to establish goodwill between local law enforcement agencies and families experiencing hardships. The program provides children (selected and referred by public and private organizations) the opportunity to shop for Christmas gifts with a local officer. Instead of allocating funds to gift wrap the presents, bags were painted for the event so excess costs could be eliminated. SWE partnered with Mary Catherine Tennant, an alumni of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and the spearhead of the bag painting program, who provided us with paint, glitter, strings, cotton balls, and other arts and crafts items to decorate bags for the children, and in turn exposed the child within us! The activity helped as a huge stress reliever before finals week began, and we eagerly look forward to this event once again this semester.
As part of our efforts to educate our members on the structure of SWE at the regional level, we invited the Phoenix Professional section on Nov 16th, 2014 to talk more about their section, and to get to meet some of their members. The event was a huge success, and we are enthusiastic about future opportunities of involvement between the two sections.