GradSWEekly: Week of Monday, November 9th, 2015

Front and Center

Powerful Lessons Learned from WE15 Annual SWE Conference Lunch

Wednesday, November 11th | Noon-1 PM |  3020 ECE Bldg

Curious about the benefits of attending the SWE annual conference? Come join us for lunch and learn powerful lessons attendees took away from this years conference. We will be sharing tips and insight acquired from attending the conference so that you may benefit from them in your academic and professional career! Please RSVP for lunch!

Contact: Lana Stekovic (


GradSWE Committee Meeting

Wednesday, November 11th | 5 PM | 143 MEB

Getting involved with GradSWE is a great way to meet outstanding women in engineering, connect with faculty, and add valuable leadership experience to your resume. Come to this meeting to find out more info.

Contact: Anna Oldani (


Upcoming Events and Announcements

Meditation and Stress Management Workshop Lunch

Tuesday, November 17th | Noon-1 PM | Deere Pavilion (2005 MEL)

Feeling stressed and overworked in graduate school? We are here to help! Join us for a workshop presented by UIUC Counseling Center on how to successfully manage stress by integrating both lifestyle changes and day-to-day stress relief habits. This workshop will be tailored toward graduate women who are working on their thesis/dissertation, TA-ing, RA-ing, etc. Come and join us for lunch and learn how to enhance your graduate experience! Please RSVP for lunch!

Contact: Lana Stekovic (


Grad School Coffee Chat

Wednesday, November 18th | 4-5 PM | Location TBA

Inspire undergraduate SWE members considering graduate school and answer any questions they might have at Grad School Coffee Chat! Often our coffee chats focus on transitioning directly to an engineering MS/PhD program, but at this special chat we will discussing alternative paths such as law school, medical school, business degrees, professional master's of engineering programs and how to apply to grad school from the work force. If you or anyone you know can offer insight into these different options, please come and share your experience, but everyone is welcome to join for coffee and discussion! Sign up here.

Contact: Ceci Klauber (


weSTEM 2016 Conference

Registration to attend weSTEM 2016 is now open

Join us on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at the Illini Union for the Women Empowered in STEM (weSTEM) conference, GradSWE's flagship initiative. This event provides graduate students with access to current and future STEM leaders, lending insight into diverse career paths stemming from a graduate degree. This one day conference will help you beINSPIREDstayMOTIVATED, and growPASSIONATE


Visit for more information. Space is limited, so register early to secure your spot! 

Contact: Jin Kim (


GradSWE Happy Hour

Wednesday, December 2nd | 8PM | Brass Rail (cash only)

Join us for happy hour in downtown Champaign on the first Wednesday of every month! We'll meet up for refreshing beverages, with the option of heading over to Cowboy Monkey for salsa dancing into the night! Want a reminder e-mail? Sign up here.

Contact: Danielle (


Critical Factors of Strategic Thinking Webinar Lunch

Friday, December 11th |  Noon - 1PM | Location: TBA

Come and join us for lunch and attend a recorded webinar on what is strategic thinking, how you measure it, and how you develop more of it. The webinar was presented by Michael Seitchik, an expert on providing executive education to top leading companies in the world! This webinar will allow you to identifying behaviors your superiors want to see and how they will measure your ability to think strategically in your professional career. Please RSVP for lunch!

Contact: Lana Stekovic (


External Announcements

SME Summer Internship Opportunities for Master's Students

SME is offering special Summer Internship opportunities for Geotechnical Engineering Master’s students.  Students must have already completed one semester of their Master’s program to qualify for consideration.  The Summer Internship lasts from May 2016 through August 2016 with the possibility of part-time employment thereafter. We offer competitive wages and a $500 per month housing allowance to those selected to participate in our program.  See the attached is a job posting for more information.

Contact: Jennifer Davis (


Swarthmore College Open Faculty Position

Interested in teaching at a small liberal arts college? Positions are available for a teaching focused faculty at Swarthmore College.  For more information is available here.

Contact: Carr Everbach (


Cal Poly Pomona Faculty Openings

The College of Engineering at Cal Poly Pomona is searching for 11 new tenure track faculty. Positions are available in all 7 of our academic departments. All of the ads are posted here. See the attached PDF for more information.

Contact: Cordelia Ontiveros (