Newsletter – 20 Oct 2015

Hello Grad Community!

WE15 is here! This newsletter has lots of great information about conference this week as well as information about our new LinkedIn group, so read on!

If you know of other graduate students who may be interested in the Graduate Community, please forward these emails on to them, or point them to the Blog and Facebook pages! If you are part of a Grad Group, please ensure your distribution list receives these emails!

In this newsletter:

  1. Join our brand new LinkedIn Group!
  2. WE15 Events
  3. Grad Community Spotlights
  4. Funding, PostDoc, and Full-time opportunities on our Blog
  5. Connect with us!

(1) Join our brand new LinkedIn Group!

Be sure to join the SWE graduate community group on LinkedIn!  The group is located under the SWE HQ LinkedIn group.  Click here to go to the group! The group is meant to be conversational so feel free to post content about women in STEM and/or career opportunities.
Don’t forget to Like our new Facebook page:

Make sure to check your settings: The Default setting is that the Page post appears on your Newsfeed at the time it was posted. The “Get First” allows you to see it at the top of the Newsfeed. Also, make sure Notifications are enabled so that it pops up in your notifications with updates.
The Grad Community is also on Twitter! This is another fantastic way to stay connected with the Grad Community! Follow us @SWE_grad

Are you a Google-holic? Save the Grad Community’s Google Calendar to your Google calendar to see upcoming events, especially for WE15!

(2) WE15 Events

Are you coming to WE15 this week? Check out today’s blog post for some tips on things to do before arriving at conference:

Below is a list of events of interest to graduate students (you can also find it on our blog here or on the WE15 schedule here). Make sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook for group meet-ups to grab lunch, coffee, head out to the bars, and sit together at Celebrate SWE! When posting on social media, use #SWEGrad for the Grad Community and #WE15 for the entire conference.

Wednesday (21 Oct) Events
First Timers Reception (welcoming all first time conference attendees) —
7-8pm, MCC Grand Ballroom BC lobby

Sing it to Begin it – Ice Cream Social —
8-10pm, MCC Grand Ballroom BC

Thursday (22 Oct) Sessions/Events
Graduate School Members Meeting –
10:15-11:30am, MCC 110

Finding and Being a Mentor in Grad School –
10:15-11:45am, MCC 107B

Career Fair Opening Ceremony —
5-6pm, MCC Grand Ballroom

Opening Career Fair Reception —
6-8pm, MCC Exhibit Halls B-D

Hospitality Suites —
8-10pm, all over the MCC

Friday (23 Oct) Sessions/Events
Graduate Rapid Fire Session 1 –
10:00-11:15am, MCC 107A

US Graduate School Experience for International Students –
4-5pm, MCC 202

Graduate Student Meet & Greet –
5:30-6:30pm, MCC 110

Saturday (24 Oct) Sessions/Events
Graduate Rapid Fire Session 2 –
10:00-11:15am, MCC 105B

Women in Academia Overview & Networking (not hosted by Grad Community)
1-2:45pm, Renaissance, Ryman

Engineering Careers in Gov’t & Policy –
1:30-2:30pm, MCC 202

Celebrate SWE!
6-9pm, MCC Ballroom BC

Celebrate SWE! Dance Party
9-10pm, MCC Ballroom BC Lobby

(3) Grad Community Spotlights

Did you see the most recent Spotlights?

Samantha Knoll (5 Oct 2015):

University of Illinois Grad SWE (19 Oct 2015):

Do you know someone (or yourself) or a Grad Group who deserves recognition? Submit their name here:

(4) Funding, PostDoc, and Full-Time opportunities on our Blog

It’s that time of year again – fellowship application deadline time! Are you looking for funding for next year? Or how about a PostDoc or full-time position? Make sure to check out the Blog for a list of opportunities! New ones are always being added.

(5) Connect with us!



Twitter: @SWE_grad


Google Calendar (to add to your Calendar!):

As always, if you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at!





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