GradSWEekly [Week of November 30, 2015]

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GradSWE Committee Meeting
Wednesday, December 2nd | 5PM | 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 (

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 (

weSTEM Conference Applications Close December 13th
Join us for weSTEM 2016 on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at the Illini Union. The Women Empowered in STEM (weSTEM) conference, GradSWE's flagship initiative, 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 beINSPIRED, stayMOTIVATED, and growPASSIONATE.   Application deadline, December 13th.  Everyone is welcome to apply.  
Contact: Jin Kim (

Upcoming Events and Announcements

GradSWE Outreach - NanoSTRuCT
Fridays | 1 - 3 PM | Booker T. Washington Elementary School
Are you interested in STEM outreach and looking for a focused opportunity to engage with the community? Nanoscale Science and Technology Resources for Community Teaching (NanoSTRuCT) is a graduate student organized STEM outreach project partnering with Booker T. Washington (BTW) STEM Academy. NanoSTRuCT delivers STEM and nanotechnology themed mini-lessons and hands-on activities to the entire 3rd grade. We have 3 more visits planned for this fall, on Fridays (12/4/2015 and 12/11/2015) from 1:45-2:45PM. Each weekly theme will explore an area of concentration in engineering with two activities. Each volunteer does not have to attend each session. Graduate students will share one activity with small groups of third graders from BTW in two rotations.
The more volunteers the better, so feel free to bring friends along! Interested? Sign up here.
Questions? Contact: Ashley Armstrong ( or Sierra Young (

Critical Factors of Strategic Thinking Webinar Lunch
Friday, December 11th |  Noon - 1PM | 165 Everitt
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

City Internship Applications Available
Applications are available for City Internships' spring and summer Global Internship Programs.  City Internships runs immersive career training programs for college students and recent graduates. They’re designed to expand participants’ horizons and get them job-ready. For each program, on top of hard and soft skill building at weekly career seminars, workshops and networking events, participants undertake an internship placement at one of our partner companies. Students and graduates develop real-world skills, build their professional network and fast-track their career. Students can apply here.  
Contact: Lewis Talbot (

Join Ivy Exec Career Site
Ivy Exec is a highly selective pre-screened career site for over 262,000 top MBAs globally. Designed specifically to meet the needs of MBAs from top ranked programs, Ivy Exec has become a trusted recruiting tool used by companies such as Goldman Sachs, Google, Prada, Deloitte, Barclays, World Bank, McKinsey, LVMH, and other top firms looking to hire high-caliber professionals. Ivy Exec works with clubs at HBS, Wharton, Columbia, Tuck, Cornell and many other top MBA programs.
We have arranged with Ivy Exec to provide Graduate Women in the Society of Women Engineers (GradSWE) members complimentary All Access membership till May 31st, 2016. This will provide access to over 65,000 international MBA job listings, an industry-leading Mentor Network of global senior executives, 1 on 1 support from your very own Ivy Exec Advisor, and access to professional development webinars presented by subject matter experts. To activate your complimentary free trial and access these special features, follow this link.
Contact: Tamara Miletic (