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EVENTS

Our section meets every Tuesday at 7PM in Room 174 of the Busch Student Center.

Not a current student? To learn what YOU can do, click here if you are in high school and looking to join, and here if you are no longer a student.

Types of Events:

Upcoming Events for the Spring 2017 Semester:

**Information on flyer may not be the most up-to-date. Please view the FULL CALENDAR for the most up-to-date information!


Programs

Rutgers SWE holds a few mentorship programs for the benefit of all students! Check out the SWELL Program, geared towards Engineering newcomers, and the Industry Mentorship Program, for your professional development.

SWELL Program

SWELL Banquet 2014 - Leaders and learners receive their shirts and certificates!


Society of Women Engineers Leaders and Learners (SWELL) is a mentoring program that was started in the fall of 2005 by Amy Tsui, and is open to all students in the School of Engineering. It is designed to help INCOMING FRESHMAN and SOPHOMORE students with their first or second year at Rutgers School of Engineering. Each learner is paired with an upperclassman leader (in their major or in a major they are interested in), who has the opportunity to guide and mentor them. The leader can provide insightful advice, support, tips/tricks, and more to the learner! The leader and learner will have the opportunity to participate in mandatory events, both fun and informative, within and outside of SWE to help build their relationship through the year. This program has been one of SWE's most successful and has been continuously growing since conception, forging many lifelong relationships.

Who can participate?

Everyone! Freshman and Sophomores can sign up to be learners and upperclassmen [juniors and seniors] can sign up to be leaders! Though we are meant to mostly cater to females, both females and males are allowed to join as a leader/learner!

What events will SWE be holding?

SWELL pairs will engage in the "Photo Challenge", in which the leaders and learners can spend time together, take a photo, and have those moments of getting to know each other count toward points for an award at the end of the year SWELL Banquet!

Some of our Tuesday events will also count towards SWELL points:

  • SWELL Kickoff - Tuesday, September 20th

+ off-Tuesday events and any other times that leader/learner pairs spend together (e.g. study sessions, hanging at Zimmerli, etc.)

When does it start?

The SWELL Kick-Off will take place Tuesday, September 20th from 7 to 8 PM. This event will 'kick-off' the program, allowing you to learn about the different students in SWE to find the best fit for your Leader/Learner - so don't miss out!

How do I apply?

Check back in Fall 2017. Applications are closed for the 2016-2017 school year.

Contact the Internal Vice President, Bridget Yako, for any questions!


Industry Mentorship Program

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The SWE Rutgers-Section Industry Mentorship Program is a full year program that aims to prepare its participants for the corporate world. The Program pairs SWE members with industry professionals based on the future goals, current engineering track and the general interests of the participant. Through the implementation of bi-weekly activities such as resume critique and elevator pitch prep, the program prepares its participants for events such as career fairs, interviews and the professional workplace. Participating companies include Verizon, Accenture, Mondelez International, Northrop Gruman and more.

Who can participate?

Everyone--any age, any major, any gender!

When does it start? How long is the program?

The program starts with the Industry Mentorship Program Kickoff on a date and place that are TBD. The program will officially run from September until April.

How do I apply?

Check back in Fall 2017. Applications are closed for the 2016-2017 school year.

Contact the Industry Mentorship Chair, Neharika Bhandari, for any additional questions and information.


Community Service

The Society of Women Engineers at Rutgers University enjoys helping out of community in as many ways possible. By participating in events such as the Scarlet Day of Service and the Big Chill, collaborating with non-profit organizations such as Elijah's Promise, or holding outreach events at schools, the members at Rutgers SWE help benefit the community.

Contact the Community Service Chair, Akanksha Pathak, for any questions!

Outreach

Engineering is fun for people of all ages. Therefore, Rutgers SWE holds outreach events to introduce engineering to young students in the form of creative, hands-on activities.

SWE outreach event at Pine Grove Manor in June 2016. Students have fun building cars!

The Scarlet Day of Service

Every September, Rutgers SWE joins over 1,000 other students from various organizations in participating in the largest community service event of the year at Rutgers - New Brunswick. The members of Rutgers SWE participates in various community service projects focused on improving the City of New Brunswick such as: clean-up of communitiesl, revitalizing outdoor public areas, working with youth and senior citizens, and more! Learn more about the event here.


The Big Chill

The Big Chill is an annual 5k Charity Run/Walk that benefits Toys for Tots. In the spirit of giving, this unique charity event collects thousands of toys each year from race participants to ensure a happy holiday season for all children. Rutgers SWE forms a team each year for a day of holiday spirit and fun.


Rutgers SWE at the Big Chill, December 2015

Give Back with SWE

Give Back with SWE event - Greeting Cards and Brown Paper Lunches, December 2015

Rutgers SWE supports Elijah's Promise, a local charity that seeks to alleviate hunger, empower lives and invite justice for the most vulnerable members of the Central New Jersey community. Each year, members of Rutgers SWE make greeting cards and prepare food items such as brown-bag lunches or candy bags to donate.