The world has gone digital. One of the largest digital tools for career networking is LinkedIn. Join us for a working session to improve our use of LinkedIn. We’ll focus on optimizing the areas on our profiles that are searched by online recruiters. We will also cover the ways you can use LinkedIn to find potential jobs and find companies that hire your skill set.
Join us on October 16th at Watermark Books for a presentation followed by time to review and share your resume or profile. Feel free to bring your laptop to work on your information live at the meeting.
Please RSVP here.
October is a busy month for SWE! Here is our October Newsletter to summarize the calendar of events and SWE news you should know about. I hope to see you at one of our upcoming events. Don’t forget to RSVP!
Wichita Section President
Society of Women Engineers
This month’s Expo planning meeting will be held at 5:30pm at Milkfloat (https://www.milkfloat.com/ located in the Delano district). Only committee members are required to attend, but if you are interested in learning more about Expo or how to volunteer to be a part of the planning, feel free to join us.
Come join us to discuss our section business. This month we will be talking about our goals for the year, merchandise sales, the plan for WE17 and much more. Come join us, everyone is welcome.
Are you attending Society Conference in Austin, Texas this October? If so, we invite you to share your contact information with others from the Wichita SWE Section who will also be attending. This allows for communication between members while out of town for networking, coordination and worse case, for an emergency contact. If you are planning to attend WE17, please fill out the Google Form linked below:
On Saturday, October 28th, there will be a volunteer opportunity to present a 45-50 minute hands-on workshop to middle school girls at the 5th Annual Expanding Your Horizons Conference held at Wichita State University. The aim of this conference is to provide young women with opportunities to meet and interact with positive women role models who are active in STEM careers and increase their interest in STEM by providing exciting and fun hands-on learning experiences. There will be two activities: Paper Rockets and Penny Bridges (see below for descriptions). We will need 4-6 volunteers per timeslot; 8-15 girls will be in each workshop timeslot for 1-3 timeslots (number of slots TBD).
If you are interested in volunteering to help set up, tear down or run an activity, you can sign up using this link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080a4ca4ad2aa5fc1-activity. For questions, contact Elisa Acosta at firstname.lastname@example.org.
– Paper Rockets (individual activity): Patterns will be given to the girls to cut out and tape together; it makes a tube, a cone, and fins. After taping their rocket parts together (and decorating it), they mount it on a PVC launcher connected to a bike pump. Volunteers will pump up the bike pump to create pressure. With the rocket on launcher, the volunteer will release the valve and shoot the rocket. The goal is to make an aerodynamic rocket with a good seal between the cone and tube. They can make adjustments to their rocket design if time permits. The rocket that reaches the farthest distance wins.
– Penny Bridges (team activity; 3-4 girls/team): Teams will be given 1 piece of paper & 1 piece of 3″ long tape to make a bridge spanning a 9.5 inch gap. Pennies will be added by volunteers one at a time until the bridge collapses. The team that can hold the most pennies wins.
The Professional Section is ordering merchandise for the National Conference. We are offering these to our local members prior to conference. You can purchase through the Wichita SWE store. Paid members of the Wichita SWE section will receive $5 off of each item (except for the cardigan, we are already selling it at cost). In order to receive your discount code, please email your membership number to email@example.com to confirm.
All items will have the SWE logo in the left hand pocket location. Items offered are Polo ($30), Fleece ($40), Soft Shell Jacket ($45), and Cardigan ($48,only offered to the section and must have a minimum order of 6 as we are selling these at cost).
To view the items sizes and color information, please check out this presentation.
Orders will be closed on Friday September 22nd.
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Wichita Professional SWE Section is having a joint event with the WSU SWE Section on September 20th. Come play trivia while meeting some of the members of our local collegiate section. This is a great opportunity to network and share any tips and tricks for new engineers! The event will start at 6 PM and will be held in the brand new Experimental Engineering Building on the WSU Campus off 17th street. This is a great time to preview the beautiful facility if you have not yet seen it. See the map below for location and parking information.
Please RSVP and send any questions to our Collegiate Outreach Chair, Nicole at NicoleAStahl@gmail.com.