Regional conferences are in full swing and our conference coordinators have done an amazing job of putting together content specifically geared towards graduate students.
Next week Regions A, B, and J will come together to host their regional conference in Seattle, Washington. In addition to a collegiate poster session, lightning and mini talks, the conference also has several panel discussions, workshops, and lectures geared towards graduate students. These include The Academic Job Search (Tales from Both Sides), A Balancing Act: Home Life, Grad School, & A Full Time Job, Advanced Résumé Strategies for Engineers, Failing Forward, The Boundless Potential of a Nonlinear Engineering Career, Breaking Down Stigmas and Building Awareness: Mental Health, Everyday Tales: The New Normal is Global, HeForSWE: Transcending Gender Boundaries in STEM, Introverts and Extroverts in Our Technical World: Finding Balance and the Best Outcomes, Women in STEM by the Numbers, Career Fair Booth Camp, Creative Problem Solving, Developing a Successful Mentor/Mentee Relationship, Effective Personal Communication, EVis: Enhance Your Electronic Visibility, Paving the Way to More Energy & Success via Transformational Coaching, Pursuing Career Success Outside of Your Workplace, and What is Your Work Style?. For a complete listing of all of the sessions that will be offered, visit: http://abjconference.swe.org/session-listing.html
Region E will also host their regional conference next week in Newport News, Virginia beginning Friday, February 19. The Region E programming consists of a series of 16 workshops in addition to three keynote speeches, a career fair and member meetings. Of the 16 workshops being held, 14 have identified graduate students as a target audience. These include Fostering a Thriving SWE Collegiate Section, Benefits of Joining SWE as a Professional, The Value of Internships, Hit the Ground Running: Transitioning from Student to Professional, Turning Obstacles into Opportunities, What Does It Take, Really?, Creating and Managing Your Authentic, Strengths-Based Brand, Diagnosing and Preventing Leadership Burnout, Your SWE Career in Changing Times, What is SWE Advocacy?, SWE’s Early Activism, and Putting the Pieces Together. The complete listing of conference workshops can be found here: http://www.sweregioneconference.org/workshops and the full schedule can be found here: http://www.sweregioneconference.org/page-1810385