The Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo SWE chapter traveled over 3,000 miles to attended WE16 National Conference in the beautiful Philadelphia, PA. We brought a total of 32 members, officers and non-officers, the most we’ve ever brought, and had an amazing time! We started off our Philly experience with visiting the historic Independence Hall, Liberty Bell, and the haunted Eastern State Penitentiary
We kicked off conference with a delicious keynote breakfast and some inspiring words from the VP of Medtronic Quality Luann Pendy. Once we broke out into sessions our girls raved about their favorite and most motivational speakers. Everyone was looking forward to the massive career fair we had all heard so much about. Of our members that attended, we had girls get Boeing internships, Intel Internships, a Toyota Co-ops, and even a JPL Internship.
But the highlight of the whole conference was the closing Celebrate SWE Event. We all donned our best dresses and most stylish shoes and never missed an opportunity for a selfie or photo-op. At the event in-between the live music and yummy food, the Cal Poly chapter won three national awards…
Colligate Gold Section
C2C Membership Award
2nd Place for the Team Tech Competition
We are always so grateful when we get SWE chapters together to share in each others’ successes. It was great to talk to some of our fellow Region B SWEople! SWE is such a great support network and we hope to share what we learned in Philadelphia to better our chapter here in SLO. We now have our sights set on the Regional and new Local conference this winter, and then next year’s WE17 in Austin, Texas!