You may have notice that we (but really just I) have been spamming you with invitations to apply to be the FY15 webinar coordinator and Regional Conference Coordinator positions (which you can find here). This is a great way to learn about SWE and get a new bullet on your resume but beyond that why would you ever want to devout any of your rare free time to meetings and planning and coordinating as opposed to napping, the gym and Netflix? Well, I want to talk about that. Three times in my life I have moved to a place with no family and no friends and I plan to do it, at least, a couple more times. I am talking to graduate students so I assume that this is an experience that a few or even most of you can identify with. What I have discovered is that unlike childhood or undergrad, in these new locations I have had to actively seek out community. We are building a community for graduate women in engineering. We are making a place for women who are new to a school, new to a state, or new to a country. I want to make everyone feel welcome.
Graduate Member Coordinator FY-15