Looking back on September, it has been quite a busy start to the year. As we get back into the swing of things, it seems all PSWE members – new and old – are looking forward to a fun-filled semester.
We kicked off the year with our annual Executive Board Retreat. Officers, Directors, and Chairs took on the Boiler Challenge Course – and won! We rewarded a successful day of bonding and team work with a spontaneous, late-night trip to IHOP!
Excited for recruiting new members, the Communications Committee hosted a Paint Party to make the sheet sign for callouts.
Callouts were a huge success and we are grateful for everyone who attended. We hope this opportunity provided you with the chance to learn more about what SWE does and how you can become more involved!
And there are so many ways to be involved – from yoga to scavenger hunts and more! Molly Wagner, Social Chair, organized SWoga (SWE Yoga) in the feature gym of the CoRec with a GroupX Yoga instructor as a de-stressor after Industrial Roundtable (IR). Here is a picture of us practicing our tree poses!
But we’re not all fun and games here at SWE – we work hard too!
Katie Atherton, All Member Meeting (AMM) Chair, hosted the first AMM of the year with over 100 participants. The meeting was paired with great food (thank you Noodles & Co.!) and an informative presentation from the Krannert Graduate Business School. Members also learned about each other through icebreakers and how to get the most out of their summers. We can already tell our members are going to do amazing things this year!
We also had the first professional event of the year Day with Industry, hosted by Megan Lim, Day with Industry Chair. It was the perfect way to kick off the IR week and begin networking with industry leaders. Additionally, Jordan Ganley, Networking Night Chair, hosted Networking Night that same week to give members the opportunity to speak with company representatives in a relaxed setting. Mock interviews were also conducted during the event, giving SWEeties a chance to refine their interviewing techniques.
SWE wrapped up the month with a bundle of volunteer and outreach activities. Abby Mitchell, TEAMS chair, hosted a successful Family Math Night where volunteers worked with kids in the West Lafayette community to better their math skills! Members also collaborated to design engineering-themed coloring pages for elementary students.
Congratulations to all of these ladies, and everyone else who was a part of these events (especially the volunteers!), for doing a great job kicking off the year with SWE! We hope you had the opportunity to attend some of these events and look forward to seeing you all at upcoming events!