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Welcome! Bienvenidos. SOCIETY OF HISPANIC PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS. RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE 2012 - 2013. Agenda. Introduction Recap of Events Guest Speaker: Professor Holguin- Veras All About SHPE Upcoming Events SHPE Announcements Raffle Public Announcements.

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Welcome!

Bienvenidos

SOCIETY OF HISPANIC PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS

RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE 2012 - 2013


Agenda

  • Introduction

  • Recap of Events

  • Guest Speaker: Professor Holguin-Veras

  • All About SHPE

  • Upcoming Events

  • SHPE Announcements

  • Raffle

  • Public Announcements


Introduction


Recap of Events


Activities Fair

  • Great turn out!

  • Over 70 interested students

  • Thank you for all who came to support SHPE!


Welcome Back BBQ

  • First SHPE-NSBE Event of the year

  • We hope everyone who attended the BBQ had fun

  • Excited to see all the old and new faces


Guest Speaker

Our SHPE Chapter Advisor

Professor Holguin-Veras


All About SHPE


What is SHPE?

  • SHPE was founded in 1974 in Los Angeles, CA

  • Mission: SHPE changes lives by empowering the Hispanic community to realize its fullest potential and to impact the world through STEM awareness, access, support and development.

  • Vision: SHPE’s vision is a world where Hispanics are highly valued and influential as the leading innovators, scientists, mathematicians and engineers.


Presented during NILA 2012


Why SHPE?

  • SHPE’s benefits are endless!

  • Core Programs:

    • Professional Development

    • Academic Excellence

    • Leadership Development

  • Undergraduate and Graduate scholarship opportunities ranging from $1,000 to $5,000

  • Internship, co-op & full time job opportunities

  • Networking opportunities!


Region IV

  • Most members out of all the regions!

    • 66 Undergraduate Chapters

    • 16 Professional Chapters

    • 15 SHPE Junior Chapters

  • Make sure to join our Facebook group!

  • Region 4 Vice President – Elvia Morales

  • Region 4 Student Rep – Sylvana Azana

SAY NO MORE!


SHPE Points

  • SHPE Points reflect member involvement within the organization.

  • Points are often used to determine who is invited to special SHPE events, such as member outings and the National and Regional Conferences.

  • Earn SHPE points by attending GBMs and Study Jams, volunteering at SHPE events, becoming a part of SHPE committees, etc.


Membership Dues

  • Chapter Dues: $5

    • See Irene

    • Eligible for T-Shirt

  • National Dues: $5

    • One SHPE (http://oneshpe.shpe.org)


Conferences

  • Regional Conference

    • March 2013

    • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Boston)

    • Last year’s conference was in San Juan, Puerto Rico!

  • National Conference

    • November 14-18

    • Fort Worth, Texas

    • 200+ Company Career Fair!

    • Professional, Leadership, and Networking Opportunities

    • LOI’s due September 23


SHPE Outreach

  • Program for high school students

    • Workshops

    • Olympics

    • Extreme Engineering Challenge

  • Outreach 2013:

    • March 22nd – 24th

    • Applications out in early October!


SHPE Junior @ Amsterdam High School

  • 14 applications so far!

  • Received funding from SHPE Foundation

  • Fill out an application on the SHPE-RPI website to help out!

    • Plan events

    • Serve as role models for SHPE Jr. members

*First event in October!


Upcoming Events


Study Jams

  • Held most Mondays starting at 7 PM in CII 3116 and 3130

  • A quiet individual study room and a separate group study room

  • SHPE Points!

  • Free food!


GE Workshop: “How toPrepare for the Career Fair”

  • Tuesday, September 18th, 7 – 9 PM

  • Biotech Auditorium

    • Resumes

    • 60-second sell

    • Etiquette, and more!

  • Sign up online, DEADLINE SEP 11:

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dFlOMDdVakx5b2pPWGk0ZnlZRHliNVE6MA#gid=0

Open to ALL majors!


NSBE/SHPE Career Fair

  • 34th Annual Career Fair

  • Largest Student Run Career Fair in the Nation!

  • When: September 28-29

    from 10 AM – 3:30 PM

  • Where: RPI Armory

  • Register online at http://careerfair.rpi.edu/index.php/area/register


Become an Ambassador for the 34th Annual NSBE/SHPE Career Fair!

  • Ambassadors are the liaisons between company recruiters and the RPI community

    • Assist Recruiter with setup and takedown of their booth

  • Offers a chance to network and interact with a recruiter

  • Tentative Ambassador meeting dates:

    • Thursday 9/20 and Monday 9/24


SHPE Announcements


Committee Applications

  • Become more involved with SHPE by becoming the a part of one of the following committees:

    • Advertising

    • Fund-raising

    • Web

    • Education

    • SHPE Junior

  • All applications are online and available at: http://shpe.rpi.edu/committees.html

  • All applications due SEPTEMBER 21!


Scholarship Opportunities

  • Xerox Scholarship Applications now being accepted!

    • No other requirements!!!

    • Please send your resume and a brief paragraph explaining your financial need situation to yeev2@rpi.edu

    • Deadline: September 30

  • Shaw Industries Scholarship Program Application

    • See shpe.rpi.edu for more information!

    • Deadline: September 15


Freshman Representative

  • Become more involved with SHPE by becoming the Freshman Representative!

  • Learn how to be a part of the E-Board

  • Be in charge of running events

  • Great way to grow both your professional and leadership skills

  • Former reps have all gained internships!

  • Proposals due SEPTEMBER 30to yeev2@rpi.edu


Raffle

Arrive before 6:30!


Public Announcements


We Appreciate Your Attendance!

SHPE’s Mission:

SHPE changes lives by empowering the Hispanic community to realize its fullest potential and to impact the world through

STEM awareness, access,

support and development.

SHPE’s Vision:

SHPE’s vision is a world where

Hispanics are highly valued and

influential as the leading

innovators, scientists,

mathematicians and engineers.


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