Graduate Programming Coordinator-Elect Application Open!

I was a member of SWE throughout my whole undergrad. I made so many friends, visited new places, and had gained so many opportunities. As I approached graduation, I was so worried that I wouldn’t be able to stay involved in SWE as a grad student. I saw opportunities for undergrads and professionals, but not much for us in between. I knew grad students were generally welcome at their university’s section, but I’d never seen them hold leadership positions, and frankly I wanted those positions to go to the undergrads – to make sure they stick with SWE!

Thankfully, while scrolling through the meeting program app at WE17, I came across an event called ‘grad student reception’. At the time, I was a post-bacc researcher, but I basically considered myself a grad student, and wanted to meet more grad students. The reception was a blast! I met many new people, and bumped into some friends I only get to see at WE meetings. I also learned about GradSWE as an organization (had no idea until then!), and immediately wanted to get involved. I was told that the position of Graduate Programming Coordinator-Elect was currently open. A month later, I excitedly submitted my application, and a few weeks after that, I was selected.

Now, a year later, I’m thrilled to share that the application is open again! If you are interested in advocating for grad students in the context of SWE among a team of bright, talented, intelligent women, please consider applying! The primary role of GPC-E is to work in tandem with the GPC to provide content for graduate/perspective graduate students at SWE’s annual meeting. After a year as GPC-E, she transitions to GPC for the following year. It is very important to note that this is essentially a two year commitment. While there are certainly tasks to complete throughout the year, the culmination is obviously SWE’s annual society conference, thus attendance is absolutely critical.

If you are interested in applying, please find the application here. If you have any questions about the position, please send an email to gradsweprogramming@gmail.com.

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