Wednesday, December 5, 2012

SWE Society Conference

Penn SWE chapter attendees enjoying a tasty dinner in Houston!

Earlier this month, Penn’s Society of Women Engineers (SWE) branch attended the Society of Women Engineers Society Conference in Houston. Penn SWE traditionally sends its board and a subset of general body members to this annual conference each year to help represent Region E and Penn Engineering. 

National Conventions are a great way for SWE sections to network with one another and learn about upcoming National events. A plethora of workshops are hosted throughout the convention that cater to all academic and professional levels. 

This year, Penn’s new SWE Graduate section hosted a workshop to teach other schools how to begin their own Graduate level SWE organizations across the nation. Furthermore, students flock to the conference for the expansive career fair. Companies in all industry disciplines recruit members for their internship and full time employment programs. 

Of course, Penn SWE made sure to explore the surrounding city during our visit including enjoying some of the region’s famous BBQ. In sum, Penn SWE felt its trip to this year’s Society Conference was very successful. We look forward to implementing some new organization and recruitment strategies learned from other school branches in our upcoming semester at Penn.

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