About National SWEThe Society of Women Engineers (SWE), founded in 1950, is a not-for-profit educational and service organization. SWE is the driving force that establishes engineering as a highly desirable career aspiration for women. SWE empowers women to succeed and advance in those aspirations and be recognized for their life-changing contributions and achievements as engineers and leaders.
Goals Expressed by the National Organization for the Society of Women EngineersAspire: Not only will you be supported in your aspirations, but you can also inspire others through SWE’s career guidance programs. Student sections typically have programs involving Girl Scouts, area high school or middle school activities and Engineers Week programs. Your participation in these programs can inspire a young girl to follow in your footsteps.
Advance: SWE student membership (and professional membership after college) is an excellent resource for preparing you for your future. You will network with practicing women engineers, build the business skills you’ll need, and develop leadership and management abilities through committee and student leader involvement. Confident with your preparation, SWE has a valuable resource for finding the ideal job. SWE’s Career Center houses hundreds of internship and full time job opportunities and a résumé bank exclusively for SWE members.
Achieve: The SWE National Conference in the fall, and annual region conferences in the winter, offer student members camaraderie, exchange of ideas with other students, development seminars, access to distinguished women engineers, and opportunities to meet leading employers with challenging internships and permanent positions.
National Membership through MIT SWEBecoming a National SWE member opens many doors of opportunity, both within and outside of MIT SWE. National membership earns you exclusive invitations to networking events and workshops, and is a requirement if you wish to participate on SWE Board.
Click to read: Letter from the President of MIT SWE 2011
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