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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Society of Women Engineers. September General Body Meeting! September 6 th 6-7pm. Speed Networking!. Gather into small groups 4-5 people form a circle facing out The same number form a circle around the smaller circle

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rensselaer polytechnic institute society of women engineers

Rensselaer Polytechnic InstituteSociety of Women Engineers

September General Body Meeting!

September 6th 6-7pm

speed networking
Speed Networking!

Gather into small groups

4-5 people form a circle facing out

The same number form a circle around the smaller circle

Introduce yourself and ask each other questions!

When its time to rotate, the outer group moves clockwise

Prizes for volunteers!

tonight s agenda
Tonight’s Agenda

Overview of SWE

Introduction to Advisors, Counselor, and 2012-2013 Executive Board

Freshmen Representative Election Announcement!

Membership Information

Upcoming Events

External Announcements

swe s mission and priorities
SWE’s Mission and Priorities

Mission:

  • Stimulate women to achieve full potential in careers as engineers and leaders
  • Expand the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in improving the quality of life, and
  • Demonstrate the value of diversity

Strategic Priorities:

  • Growing the Profession- Outreach
  • Professional Excellence
  • Industry Catalyst
  • Inclusive Global Community
about swe
About SWE
  • National Professional Organization
    • Founded in 1950
    • 19,000 collegiate and professional members
    • 90 professional and 300 collegiate sections
    • Board of Directors/Trustees
  • International
    • 150 members and growing!

FY12 SWE President Melissa Tata

RPI Alumnus

about swe1
About SWE

Regional

  • We are part of Region F: Northeast
  • Regional Collegiate Leadership Team
  • Region F Blog: http://regionf.wordpress.com/

Regional Collegiate Representative (RCR)

AiswaryaKolisetty

Regional Collegiate Representative (RCR)

Allison Fidler

Regional Collegiate Communications

Editor (RCCE)

Jean Fang

Region Collegiate Sentaor (RCS)

PriteeTembhekar

SWE Future Leader (SWEFL)

Ashley Vassell

rpi swe advisors
RPI SWE Advisors
  • Dr. Deanna Thompson
  • BME Department
  • Ph.D. Chemical Engineering

thompd4@rpi.edu

  • Wally and Jack!
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RPI SWE Advisors
  • Dr. Diana-AndraBorca-Tascuic
  • Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering

borcad@rpi.edu

rpi swe corporate counselor
RPI SWE Corporate Counselor
  • Anne Roberts
  • Project Engineer Automated Dynamics
  • RPI Chemical Engineering 2007
  • Past member of RPI SWE
rpi swe executive board
RPI SWE Executive Board

President:

Cary Kaczowka

Cary.kaczowka@swe.org

Vice President:

Ashley Vassell

vassea@rpi.edu

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RPI SWE Executive Board

Treasurer:

Stephanie Lennon

lennos@rpi.edu

Outreach Coordinator:

Carly-Jeanne Gardiner

gardic@rpi.edu

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RPI SWE Executive Board

Corporate Relations:

Sammie Garrabrant

garras4@rpi.edu

Alumni Relations:

Samantha Kolpak

kolpas@rpi.edu

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RPI SWE Executive Board

Membership Director:

Kari Shannon

shannk@rpi.edu

Publicity Director:Madelaine Saunderssaundm3@rpi.edu

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RPI SWE Executive Board

Secretary:Veronique Parker

parkev@rpi.edu

Knowledge Source Director:

Jess Zieglerziegl4@rpi.edu

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RPI SWE Executive Board

Communications Director:

Emily Frantz

frante@rpi.edu

Engineering Event Director:

Elisabeth Posthill

posthe@rpi.edu

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RPI SWE Executive Board

Assistant Engineering Event Director:

Jessica Stieglitz

stiegj@rpi.edu

freshman representative elections1
Freshman Representative Elections

Electing 2 representatives to:

Attend regular Executive Board Meetings

Assist officers with planning events

Communicate with and represent the needs of the freshman class on the executive board

Attend Archer Leadership Center Professional Development series

Applications are at http://swe.union.rpi.edu/

Applications due 9/22

Representatives will be announced at the October GBM, 10/15

Contact: Ashley Vassell (vassea@rpi.edu )

join the outreach committee
Join the Outreach Committee!

Outreach Meetings

Mondays 7-8pm in Union 3510

IMPORTANT: First meeting 9/10 will be held from 8-9pm in Union 2124

Some Outreach Events

Girl Scout Engineering Day

Junior FIRST LEGO League

LEGO Mindstorm

UFO Program

Sign-up Sheet at entrance table. Contact Carly at gardic@rpi.edu

outreach leadership positions
Outreach Leadership Positions

Are you interested in becoming more involved in Outreach?

This year we are creating one or more leadership positions on the Outreach Committee.

Possible Responsibilities

Organize volunteers for events

Gather supplies for different events

Organize an event

Contact Carly at gardic@rpi.edu for more information.

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RPI SWE Membership

Anyone can be a member!!

We’re flexible; come to the events that interest you and that your schedule allows

Active Member = 8 total points

  • 2 from General Body Meetings
  • 6 from any other SWE event

Spring Semester “Celebrate SWE”

Contact Kari (shannk@rpi.edu)

national swe membership
National SWE Membership
  • Scholarship & Networking Opportunities
  • Put it on your resume
  • Able to attend select events
  • C2C “Collegiate to Career”
    • One-time $50 payment for 4 years + 1st year of professional membership
  • Otherwise $20/year
  • Freshmen, Non-Engineering Majors, Grad Students:
    • First 10 members to receive 4 activity points get $20 reimbursement for National Membership
national swe membership1
National SWE Membership
  • If you brought money/check/credit card… meet me by the sign-in table after the presentation to register!
  • Otherwise:
    • Next email will contain instructions on how to get a national SWE membership online
    • I will be in the Union by the Fishtank to help Thurs (9/6), Mon (9/10), & Tues (9/11) from 4-5pm.
    • http://swe.union.rpi.edu/page/become-member
national swe benefits
National SWE Benefits
  • SWE online Career Center
    • Post your resume!
  • Eligibility for SWE Scholarships
  • Resume CD for NSBE/SHPE Career Fair
  • SWE Email Alias
    • Send email to aliasadmin@swe.org
  • Certain events are National member only and only national members can vote
  • FREE professional development Webinars
  • MUST BE a Paid National Member to claim SWE membership on resume
  • Great network of women that want YOU to succeed!

Contact Kari (shannk@rpi.edu)

2012 book scholarship
2012 Book Scholarship

$250 Book Scholarship Awarded to…

Kristine Nystrom and Kimberly Amaba

“Overall, my experience with SWE has been an enriching and worthwhile experience that has and will continue to positively affect my collegiate life.”

“I joined SWE Fall 2011 and I don’t regret it. […] I gained a better understanding of who I want to be as an engineer.”

Congratulations Ladies!

executive board meetings
Executive Board Meetings
  • Sundays, 12-2pmUnion 2124
  • Meet the E-Board
  • Get involved in the planning of SWE-vents!
  • Get a SWE point!
  • You do NOT need to come for the full two hours.
  • Check our Google Calendar for details
schlumberger
Schlumberger
  • Monday, September 10th 7-8pm in DCC 337
  • Food will be provided
  • Schlumberger representatives will discuss the Steel Toes to Stilettos essay contest!
    • A chance to win scholarship money and a trip to the SWE Annual Conference in Houston, TX
    • http://www.stilettostosteeltoes.com
  •   Winners in RPI SWE will get: 1st: $1,000,  2nd: $500,  3rd: $250
swincentives
SWincentivEs :)
  • Show us proof of Essay submission and obtain a $20 membership reimbursement
  • In order to submit an essay, you must be a Sophomore, Junior or Senior engineeringmajor
swe business cards
SWE Business Cards

250 Cards for $10 (max)

To order in time for the career fair:

Tuesday, September 11th

Email name and information to Emily (frante@rpi.edu)

ge career fair prep workshop
GE Career Fair Prep Workshop
  • Tuesday, September 18th 7-9pm in the Biotech Auditorium
  • GE Representatives will discuss proper attire and etiquette for the Career Fair
  • Volunteer Opportunities Available!
    • Clothing model for appropriate/inappropriate attire
    • Ushers to hand out programs and show students to their seats
    • sign-up at the back of the room
    • earn anactivitypoint

Contact: Sammie (garras@rpi.edu)

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Event with the West Point SWE section!

This is a lunchtime event where a representative from Chevron will discuss his expertise in Decision Analysis.

Wednesday September 19th

$5 per person-lunch included

If you are interested in attending, contact Samantha at kolpas@rpi.edu by 9/12

boeing info session
Boeing Info Session
  • Casual Info Sessions hosted by Boeing Interns
  • How they got in, what they did, and what you can do with Boeing
  • Weds Sept 19thDCC 318 7pm

Quesitons? Contact Cary at kaczoc@rpi.edu

sabic info session
SABIC Info Session
  • Tuesday, September 25th 6-7:30pm in Mother’s
  • SABIC representatives will be coming to campus to discuss opportunities in their marketing and sales rotational program, as well as engineering positions
  • Food will be provided
evening with industry
Evening With Industry

September 27th 6pm – 8pm

Yummy Dinner and No Resumes (Business cards are acceptable)

Join the EWI Committee!

Email Recruiters, handle logistics, help with day of preparations

Questions:

Ashley (vassea@rpi.edu) or Sammie (garras@rpi.edu)

try your hand at archery
Try Your Hand At Archery!

This October!

Hosted by the Archery Club

Contact: Jess Stieglitz (stiegj@rpi.edu)

swebsite
SWEbsite!

http://swe.union.rpi.edu/

  • Announcements
  • Updates
  • Event Photos
  • Sponsors
  • Job Posts
  • Google Calendar (ADD US!)
    • RPI SWE (general events)
    • RPI SWE Committee Calendar
  • RPI SWE Blog
thank you
Thank You!

Our next General Body Meeting will be

Monday October 15th 6-7pm

Here (in Mother’s)