Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Why you should go to the Penn Society of Women Engineers 16th Annual Corporate Dinner

The SWE Corporate Dinner is a professional networking dinner and reception held at the Inn at Penn on February 21, 2013 from 6-9 PM. This annual event has given hundreds of Penn undergraduates and graduates, male and female, a chance to personally interact with top company recruiters. Here is why this event should be of interest to you.

Underclassmen: You will get great exposure seeing a professional event and you will be able to learn how to network. I remember when I was a sophomore going to the SWE corporate dinner for the first time. It was quite frightening being put in that environment and mustering up enough courage to talk to company representatives. This event is a great introduction to professional networking events and is a fantastic way for you to learn these skills that you will need throughout your career. Company reps will also be looking for summer internship candidates as well so you’ll get to talk to them about the details.  

Upperclassmen: You will get a chance to talk to company representatives about their recruiting needs. Representatives will be keeping an eye out for both full-time and summer internship candidates. Also, make connections that you may need in the future.

Sponsors include:
·  Accenture
·  Capital One
·  Inductotherm
·  Bloomberg
·  RPA Engineering
·  Merck
·  ExxonMobil
·  Alcoa
·  Electronic Arts
·  MIT Lincoln Laboratory
·  Schlumberger
·  GlaxoSmithKline
·  ... and more

Event Format:

- 6pm-7pm: Appetizer Reception for Networking (Antipasto and Garden Crudites)
- 7pm-8pm: Dinner with Keynote Speaker (choice of Parmesan & Herb Crusted Boneless Chicken, Pan Seared Branzino, Cavatelli Pasta - vegetarian, Kosher Chicken - with starch and vegetables); Students will sit at a table with their preferred company
- 8pm-9pm: Dessert Reception for Networking (Assortment of pastries with coffee and tea)

Speaker: Ms. Suzanne B. Rowland | Vice-President & General Manager Americas | Tyco Fire Protection Products, member of the Penn Engineering Board of Overseers.

What to Wear: Business formal - many attendees wear suits.

Resume Book: Attending students will have the opportunity to submit their resume to the SWE Resume Book for the sponsoring companies to view. Details will be given in early February.

Each student is given a choice of their top three companies and seating priority is given to when the ticket was purchased. Students will be informed of which table they will be sitting at beforehand and are highly recommended to research the company.

Buy your ticket at the earliest possible for a better chance of sitting with your top choice company during dinner!! Regular price tickets are for $25. Buy tickets on Ticket Leap:

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