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Undergraduate Students

We have general meetings every Tuesday at 7PM in the Busch Student Center, Room 174. They are free to people of all majors, ages, and genders. Join us for an evening of fun and activities! Check out SWELL or the Industry Mentorship Program, or just learn more about general SWE events.

** Want to get involved with the SWE Rutgers Chapter? Learn what goes on behind-the-scenes by checking out the Executive and Chair positions here!

Become a SWE MEMBER

  1. Go to the SWE Membership page and fill out the required information. Click "Create Account."
  2. Fill out the information and click "Save My Profile."
    • Make sure you select "Rutgers University" for your University.
  3. Select one of the following options, then click "continue."
    • New Collegiate Membership: $20, one year only
    • Collegiate to Career Membership: $50, covers all years of college career, plus 1 year of professional membership. This is the recommended option
    • Joint Collegiate Membership in SWE and NSBE (National Society of Black Engineers): $27, one year only
    • Joint Collegiate Membership in SWE and SHPE (Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers): $21, one year only
  4. Fill out the remaining information and click "continue."
    • Make sure you select "E-081 - Rutgers University" as your SWE Section.
  5. Fill out the required billing information and click "continue."
  6. Review your order, and click "Submit Order."
  7. Email ru.swe.pres@gmail.com to let us know that you have become a member. We will be sure to update you about upcoming events and opportunities

Benefits of Membership

  • Scholarship opportunities for all educational and professional levels
    • 230 totaling to $700,000
  • $35 discount EVERY time you go to a SWE Conference
    • By going to the Regional and Annual Conference (even just once!) you will save more money than what membership costs
  • SWE Magazine subscription, a monthly newsletter
  • Webinars about Career Development and New Technology
  • Online career center and resume database
  • Leadership roles at the sectional, regional, and national levels

Graduate Students

The Rutgers SWE Graduate Section officially started in the Spring 2016 semester. The locations and date/times of each meeting is decided by the organizers of the Rutgers SWE Graduate Section, which operates independently of the undergraduate section. Please use the contacts below for more information.

Why a graduate section?

SWE Graduate is a continuation of the collegiate SWE involvement. For graduate students, networking for research, academia, and industrial positions is pertinent.

What's the difference between undergraduate and graduate SWE at Rutgers?

The SWE Graduate section is run by a board of graduate students. Since the board knows that time is of great importance to all graduate students, the meetings are only held once a month. Due to schedule constraints and the volatility that experiments have on a person's schedule, we understand that not every member will be able to make it to every meeting. We encourage all members, including members who are not able to physically attend the meetings, to read the minutes and participate in events (mentorship program, symposium, networking).

What does SWE Graduate do?

SWE Graduate holds monthly meetings. In addition, SWE Graduate organizes awesome events, such as the Engineering Research Symposium that was organized in the Spring 2016 semester.

So why join SWE Graduate?

SWE Graduate fosters the bond between graduate students in different engineering fields to work together to encourage under-represented students to pursue engineering related graduate research via mentorship and outreach. SWE Graduate also focuses on increasing public awareness of Women in Graduate Programs in Engineering.

Contact

For any general inquiries you can reach out to swerutgersgrad@gmail.com.


For High School Students

Unfortunately, there is no SWE section for high school students. However, you can take the initiative and get involved in our informative high school programs before college!

Every year, SWE invites high schools in the area to Rutgers for fun filled events. Last spring, the Hillsborough RoboRaiders team showcased their projects to the Rutgers community. In addition, every year SWE invites all females accepted to the School of Engineering to SWE Night, where they can learn about what SWE has to offer while also meeting their potential classmates.

High School Events

R.O.P.E.S. - Reaching Out to Potential Engineering Students

Since its start in May 2007, ROPES has aimed to make students more aware of the importance of engineering. Through the program, SWE representatives visit local high schools and girl scout troops giving presentations geared towards students who are interested in careers in the math, science, and engineering fields. The program would involve a forty-five minute presentation and many hands-on activities to get the students excited about their future!

SWE Night

The Society of Women Engineers at Rutgers University enjoys spreading the word about engineering and its benefits to as many people as possible. We understand committing to a college is a very scary thing to do as a high school senior, especially in the School of Engineering, so we give prospective students a taste of college life as an engineer through SWE Night!
Prospective female engineering students join us in a night of fun with activities and presentations on what to expect in the Fall. Then the girls get paired off with a member in SWE and sleep over their on-campus dorm or apartment. If you're on the fence about committing to Rutgers, this is a good night to find out if our school is right for you!

Contact the Internal Vice President, Francesca Romano, for any questions about SWE Night!

SWE Night 2015 - A fun-filled night of learning and friendly competition!


Testimonials
"SWE Night really helped me find out if Rutgers was the right choice for me! Now I am in my Junior year at Rutgers and still involved with SWE! I love it!"
"The girls of SWE were really inviting and I had a great time. I'm excited to give prospective students the warmth and welcome I received when I was in their position."
"Although I didn't end up attending Rutgers, I had an amazing time at SWE Night, and it encouraged me to find the SWE Section of the college I did commit to."

Contact the STEM Outreach Chair, Jillian Maling, for any questions!


For Alumni

Involvement in SWE does not end after graduation. We maintain a strong connection with the Rutgers SWE alumni through networking socials and an Alumni Banquet, where job opportunities and friendships with the alumni are made. With a clear sense of SWE's past endeavors and guidance from our alumni network, we can create events geared toward furthering our members in their engineering discipline, and generating interest in STEM for young women.


Alumni Events

Networking Social & Panel

SWE welcomed their beloved alumni back to star in the Alumni Networking Social and Panel. This friendly bunch showed a vast amount of diversity in their experiences and passions. The night started off with a networking social, which gave the alumni time to unwind from work over appetizers and the company of our SWE members, and then went on to the advice- and laughter-filled panel! There was still so much to say and ask after the panel, so the night continued on to a dinner at Stuff Yer Face. The advice and insight from the alumni will definitely strengthen and inspire SWE's endeavors!

The Alumni Banquet

The SWE alumni and current members came together again for a night of good food and company at the first Alumni Banquet! SWE's accomplishments throughout the years were celebrated, and goals for success in upcoming years have been made, powered by words of encouragement from the alumni. Food such as penne vodka, spaghetti, roasted chicken, and eggplant parmesan were served, including gourmet carrot and chocolate cakes! SWE apparel from recent years were raffled out as well, which stirred up excitement and competition among the alumni.

Where are they now?

You can find Rutgers SWE Alumni at:
  • Airtech
  • Cognizant Technology Solutions
  • Ethicon, Inc.
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • McKinsey & Company
  • Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation
  • New England Orthotic and Prosthethic Systems, LLC
  • PSEG
  • Turner Construction
Graduate Schools:
  • Stanford University
  • Princeton University
  • Our Lady of Fatima University
  • The University of Houston

Interested in staying up to date with SWE? Join the Alumni LinkedIn Network and make sure to stay up to date on alumni events!

Contact the Alumni Relations Chair, Sanjana Bhat, for any questions!