|Society of Women Engineers|
|Type of Group:||Professional Student Group|
|President:||Liza Xu '13|
The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is a student group open to students from any major, interested in engineering, community service, and leadership, among many other things. SWE is the largest professional network of women at MIT.
History & Overview
SWE is a non-profit educational and service national organization founded in 1950. SWE’s goal is to encourage, support, and guide women through a career in engineering. MIT SWE is part of Region F and the Boston section. As a SWE member, you build strong friendships and professional relations with other women that share the same interests.
- Campus Relations
- Corporate Relations
- Membership Development
SWE FY11 Awards
- Best Collegiate Section Website
- Best Professional Development Event
- The Boeing Foundation Multicultural Award Recipient
Access to a huge network of SWE professional members for networking or advice Access to a job and resume database with over 18,000 postings Access to over $500,000 in scholarships Faculty/student socials and networking events Recruiter/student networking events Company plant tours Professional and personal development workshops Member-only seminars, webinars, and speaker events Social events with other SWE Collegiate Sections Mentoring and networking events with SWE Professional Sections Support systems - peer groups, mentors, advisors, industry leaders Section programs including speaker events, seminars, and leadership opportunities SWE Magazine subscription SWE Career Center for internship and full-time employment search and career planning SWE National and Regional Conferences (Annual Conference 2011: Chicago; Region F Conference 2012: MIT!) Community events, leadership opportunities, SWE competitions, and more!
MIT SWE will pay for 50% of the national SWE membership fee. Membership options are:
- 1 year membership | Pay upfront: $20 | Cost to you: $10
- 5 year membership | Pay upfront: $50 | Cost to you: $25
(5 years = [4 year or until graduation] + 1 year professional)
People & Purpose
MIT SWE has 7 executive members, 41 planning board members, 100 active members at large, outreach to 800 000 students in our various mentoring programs, and an extensive professional network. SWE also offers scholarships and internship opportunities to members.
- To educate members about career choices in engineering and promote community between professionals and students, including through alumni
- To inspire younger generations about engineering, encourage the notion of diversity in engineering, and determine and advocate for the needs of women engineers at MIT
- To build community at MIT SWE, bridge a relationship with local and national sections, and record and disseminate the culture, history, and events of MIT SWE
MIT SWE has 1+ events per week, including career fair and Banquet, meet the professionals, meet the professors, outlet mall shopping, campus wide study breaks, professional info sessions, and many more. Board members also have the opportunity to attend a retreat to build strong relations and a common goal. Other events include the regional and national conferences.
- Junior Girl Scouts Day
- Brownie Girl Scouts Day
- KEYs (middle school mentoring program)
- WiSE (high school mentoring program)
- Eweek (National Engineering Week)