General Body Meetings
Every other Monday, GBM's bring together the entire SWE chapter. These sessions feature guest speakers from various companies discussing topics crucial to the female professional experience, such as interview preparation and managing burnout. Plus, we provide refreshments to enjoy while you engage with these insightful discussions!
Professional Development Events (Pro Devs)
Pro Devs are events tailored specifically towards the company that occur during the middle of the week. Whereas GBM's also contain announcements about general SWE information, Pro Devs are entirely centered around the speaker's topic. There is often more time for discussion at the end of the lecture. Attendees have ample opportunities to make personal connections with the company representatives present, enriching their networking experience.
Education Outreach Events
Education Outreach events aim to enhance the educational experiences of students in the Blacksburg Area. Organized by the Education Outreach Committee, these events have taken place at various venues including Blacksburg Elementary School, Blacksburg Middle School, and the New River Valley Mall. These initiatives offer a fantastic opportunity to contribute to our community and inspire younger individuals to consider a future in engineering.
Interested in joining?
Contact Amanda Audette at firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Outreach Events
Community Outreach events are directly related to giving back to the community. They are part of the Serve to Succeed (S2s) nation-wide competition that competes to make the larges positive impact on the community. Community Outreach also participates in Gobblerfest and O-Show. The Community Outreach Committee has many exciting events planned for the upcoming semester.
Interested in joining?
Contact Morgan Peterson at email@example.com
Each year the Virginia Tech section sends executive officers and selected members to the SWE National Conference. It is a great way to learn more about SWE's diverse history, explore emerging technologies, and network with other attendees and industry representatives. The National Conference is where professional and collegiate members come together for networking and sharing knowledge about the professional industry.
Evening with the Industries (EWI)
Evening With Industry is SWE's annual dinner where SWE and other engineering students meet with corporate representatives in a relaxed and social atmosphere. This event serves as a valuable tool for learning more about industry and career opportunities. Attending students have the chance to submit their resume, which will be distributed to the attending companies. The advantage of attending not only includes getting your resume out early, but allows you to network with representatives one-on-one.
"S2S (Serve 2 Succeed) is an annual SWE-wide competition that takes place every fall. During this competition, our section will aim to give back to society by volunteering our time to different community organizations or charities in and around campus. This is a wonderful way for SWE members to get involved and be able to contribute to the community in Blacksburg. This year, the competition will run from September 12th to November 1st."
Girl Scout Day
Each spring, Girl Scout Juniors are invited to join SWE-VT to enjoy a fun-filled day. The Girl Scouts in attendance will be completing activities based primarily on math and science to earn a badge. This is a great way for SWE members to get involved and give back to the community. It allows Juniors to learn about science and technology from girls that are only a few years older than them.