Submitted by colleen on
I'll be attending the Society for Women Engineers next week in Long Beach, CA. If there are any M-T enthusiasts who are also attending I would love to get together.
I have never attended a SWE conference but it seems very well organized and interesting. They seem to have a pretty large Career Fair also - I will be helping to "man" (aka "woman") my company's booth and help with interviews.
Back from SWE - good networking organization
Well I'm back from the SWE conference. Although I was mostly there as an exhibitor/interviewer for the career fair, the conference impressed me with the workshops and speakers (both technical and developmental). I believe the organization is very good for networking and I am planning on joining for that reason.
I was disappointed in the lack of experienced professionals that came to my booth (Merck - not a company to sneeze at). It was virtually all college / graduate students. I talked with plenty of employed professionals at the conference but I was just surprised that, especially in this market, no experienced engineers stopped by my booth during the career fair.
I was also surprised to hear from the students that the female representation in EE and MechE is still about as low as it was when I was in school (let's just say it's far back enough that I thought there would be more now).
Well - that's about it. I just thought I would share those observations.