GradSWEekly [Week of November 14, 2016]

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Last chance to register for weSTEM conference (deadline: November 20th)!
Register here:
Saturday, January 28th, 2017 | Illini Union
Join GradSWE at Illinois on Saturday, January 28th for our flagship initiative, the Women Empowered in STEM (weSTEM) conference. During this annual event, STEM leaders will share expeience and insight from their diverse career paths following a graduate degree. Conference includes panel discussions and breakout sessions to facilitate one-on-one interactions with these accomplished speakers and promote the discussion of topics unique to the graduate student experience. Learn more about the 2017 schedule and speakers here:
Contact: Lana Stekovic (

GradSWE Member Survey
Help GradSWE develop a database of our active (and alumni) members by filling out this very brief survey!
Contact: Ashley Armstrong (

Grad School Coffee Chat
Wednesday, November 16th | 3-4PM | 106B1 Engineering Hall
Inspire undergraduate SWE members considering graduate school by discussing their questions at Grad School Coffee Chats! Coffee chats this semester focus on the graduate school application process. During this upcoming chat, we will discuss the application Personal Statement. Sign up here.
Contact: Sierra Young (

Non-Traditional Jobs in Academia and Mentoring Lunch
Thursday, November 17th | Noon-1PM | 2005 Mechanical Engineering Laboratory (Deere Pavilion)
Join GradSWE for an engaging talk by Dr. Jenny Amos of the Bioengineering Department! Dr. Amos will share her personal experiences in academia. She has a strong history of mentoring and exploring non-traditional jobs within academia including, but not limited to, fascinating educational research and K-12 outreach. Lunch will be provided. Please sign up here if you plan on attending.
Contact: Malia Kawamura (

GradSWE General Meeting
Thursday, November 17th | 5PM | 143 MEB
It's not too late to get more involved with GradSWE! Join our committee at this meeting to learn more about our remaining events for this semester and how you can invest in our community and mission by joining a subcommittee or helping plan an event!
Contact: Cecilia Klauber (

Upcoming Events and Announcements

Beer and Cookies
Saturday, December 3rd | 3-4:30 PM | Common Ground Food Coop
Happy Hour of a different variety! Buy a ticket here and join GradSWE in learning how to pair beer with cookies "just in time for the holidays," as the description says.
Contact: Michelle Victora (

Join the Social Activity Subcommittee
Interested in planning fun things to do with GradSWE? Join the Social Activity subcommittee! If you're interested, email Michelle Victora with your name and one fun activity you'd like to see happen with GradSWE!
Contact: Michelle Victora (