Pitt SWE supports the key values of societal SWE, which are Aspire, Advance, Achieve.
Aspire: Pitt SWE hosts numerous outreach events for various age groups to encourage children and young adults to pursue a career in STEM fields, while also educating parents on how to help them along their path.
Advance: Pitt SWE strives to empower women to advance and succeed in the field of engineering through leadership and career development events.
Achieve: Pitt SWE provides female (and male) students with opportunities to network within the field of engineering, academically, professionally, and become involved in an international society. We hope to be a strong support group and an encouraging community for females in STEM fields on campus and to provide them with the resources they need to succeed.
The annual societal conference is not only a chance for us to network with other collegiate and professionals, but for us to grow as individuals. At the conference, there are hundreds of sessions and companies. It is a great way to get a co-op, internship, or full-time job. If you aren't looking for a job, you can attend sessions on a multitude of subjects. Topics cover everything from career life and transitioning to K-12 outreach. Additionally, the conference is a great way to bond with the other girls who are active members of Pitt SWE. The conference provides a priceless experience for those members who attend. Since the conference is in Philly next year, we want to bring more people than ever. We can only accomplish our goal with your help!
Benefits to attending the National Conference (WE16):
Total for one attendee: $380
To send 20 women: $7,600
Conference Session Tracks:
The conference kicks off with a keynote speaker who is a powerful woman in the field. It inspires us all to achieve in this male dominated field.
Celebrate SWE rewards collegiate sections for their hard work throughout the year. This fancy dinner, night of entertainment, and award ceremony allows us to celebrate our achievements. Last year we won Outstanding Collegiate Section Silver and the Membership Recruitment Award!
The wheels on the [car] go round and round! This amount pays for one member's round-trip travel and parking costs.
Cost of registration= $90.............. Experience of WE16= Priceless.
Ever hear of cheese-steaks, the Liberty Bell, or Independence Hall? Your donation pays for one member to stay four nights in the city that has them all! (and unfortunately the Flyers)
This donation covers one member's ENTIRE cost of conference including the opening keynote, Celebrate SWE awards ceremony, round-trip transportation and four night hotel stay. As an ever-growing club, we would like to send twenty girls to conference this year to experience the professional development workshops, career fair, and immense networking opportunities. A generous donation of this amount would be so SWEet of you!