SWE National Conference was held in Philadelphia this academic year from October 27th to October 29th. SWE officers and members attended Nationals, and it provided us with great exposure to new and familiar companies, networking, and even on-the-spot interviews. With all the great benefits that Nationals offers, what it also shows us is how empowering it is to be a woman in the STEM field at this day and age.
Not only was there the main career fair during the first two days, there were also speakers, workshops, and social events throughout the weekend. SWE SDSU connected with SWE UCSD for dinner, and we were even accompanied by SWE Professional members. The whole experience opened our eyes to just how many women are in the STEM field, and the great comradery we share in this journey together.