GradSWEekly [Week of January, 25, 2016]

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January Social: Laser Tag
Wednesday, January 27th | 6:30-8:30PM | Skateland in Savoy
Join us for a fun evening of laser tag at Skateland! Cost: $12 for unlimited laser tag. Sign up here.
Contact: Cecilia Klauber (

GradSWE Committee Meeting
Wednesday, February 3rd | 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, February 3rd | 8PM | Jupiter's Pizzeria and Billiards
Join us for happy hour in downtown Champaign on the first Wednesday of every month! Want a reminder e-mail? Sign up here.
Contact: Cecilia Klauber (

Upcoming Events

7th Level Engineering: A Mastery vs Performance Mindset Luncheon
Wednesday, February 10th | Noon - 1pm | Deere Pavilion, 2005 MEL
Engineers stuck in a chaotic, never ending problem solving performance mindset (which often results in total burnout) should take some cues from professional athletes such as world-class Olympians, who use a mastery mindset to perform at their best. While both approaches end in achieving goals, one approach leaves a person exhausted and stressed, while the other results in a person maintaining control and balance in their life and career. Anna Oldani, GradSWE Director and Angeli Gamez, weSTEM Conference Director, will go over a session from the we15 conference, which examines both approaches and explores why the mastery approach is ultimately superior to the performance mindset. Please reserve your spot for lunch here!
Contact: Lana Stekovic (

Lessons of Leadership and Influence: weSTEM 2016 Review Luncheon
Tuesday, February 23rd | Noon - 1pm | 143 MEB
Come and join us for lunch and learn lessons of leadership and influence attendees took away from the weSTEM 2016 Conference! We will be sharing tips and insight acquired from attending, so if you missed it, this is great chance to hear the highlights! Please RSVP for lunch here!
Contact: Lana Stekovic (

External Announcements

Documentary Screening CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap
Wednesday, January 27th | 5:30PM |NCSA Auditorium 
There will be 1.4 million jobs by 2020 in the computing related fields. Less than 29% of them are going to be filled by Americans, and less than 3% of that 29% are going to be women... for the digital revolution to truly be great, it can't just be for a certain set of people." Join the Hacker Within for a screening of the acclaimed 2015 Tribeca Film Festival documentary, CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap. Refreshments provided and lively panel discussion to follow!
View the trailer here and RSVP here.
Contact: Aaron Anderson (

OTCR Consulting Info Sessions
OTCR Consulting is an entirely student run  consulting organization comprised of 50 top students mostly from the colleges of  engineering and business. OTCR has advised clients ranging in size from Fortune  500 companies to small startups in a variety  of industries for over 15 years.  If you are interested in joining or learning more about OTCR Consulting, please attend one of their upcoming information and training sessions:  1/26, 2/1, 2/4.  Applications are due 2/5.  More information can be found here.
Contact: Kylie Vickery (

Roommate Finder
Need a place to live? Whether you have an additional room in your apartment or you are new to the area and looking for a place to live, GradSWE is helping to connect people. Fill out this form and check the responses to see if you can find a potential roommate. Responses to this form are available to everyone who fills out the form. GradSWE will not facilitate communication between people who respond to this form.
Contact: Megan Witzke (