GradSWEekly [Week of October 23, 2017]

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GradSWE Committee Meeting
Tuesday, October 24 | 5:00-6:00PM | MEB 143
Getting involved with GradSWE is a great way to meet outstanding women in engineering, connect with faculty, and gain valuable leadership experience. Come to our committee meeting to find out more! 
Contact: Sierra Young (

Exponent PhD Information Session
Thursday, October 26 | 5:00-6:00PM | 2005 MEL (Deere Pavilion)
Discover a non-academic career that will allow you to take full advantage of your engineering, scientific, and analytical background. Exponent is an engineering and scientific consulting firm that hires doctoral students in chemical engineering, materials science, mechanical engineering, and many other technical disciplines. At Exponent you will have the opportunity to advance your technical and professional skill set while working in a multi-disciplinary setting with hundreds of fellow scientists and engineers to solve challenging problems. At this seminar, an Exponent consultant will present examples of real cases, talk about working as a consultant, and discuss how your background can fit into this exciting world. Food will be provided. If interested, please sign up here.
Contact: Sierra Young ( or Jenny Irwin (

GradSWE Leading Like a Woman Lunch
Wednesday, November 1 | 12:00-1:00PM | 2005 MEL (Deere Pavilion)
“In 2014, women were just 20 percent of executives, senior officers, and management in U.S. high-tech industries (Center for American Progress)." Jennifer Larson, Director of Recruiting and Admissions for College of Business Graduate Programs at UIUC, will discuss how to manage a team and share her experiences in management roles in male-dominated industries. Please sign up here if you plan to attend.
Contact: Sarah Garrow (

Upcoming Events

GradSWE Murder Mystery Event
Friday, November 3 | 7:30-10:00PM | Location TBD
Are you looking for a fun way to get to meet other GradSWE members? Do you like solving deadly crimes? Well if so, sign up to take part in GradSWE's social event, Murder Mystery! Please sign up here by November 1st if you will be attending.
Contact: Stephanie Houser (

CEE Lunch with Alumna Rosina Dean
Wednesday, November 8 | 12:00-1:00PM | 3350 Yeh Student Center
Calling all CEE GradSWE Members! The CEE department invites you to a lunch with alumna Rosina Dean from Dow Engineering Group. She will give a short presentation about her career at Dow Engineering, what it means to a female engineer in the work force, and answer questions from the women attending. Please sign up and place your lunch order here.
Contact: Sierra Young (

weSTEM 2018 Conference
Registration to attend weSTEM 2018 is now open!
Join GradSWE at Illinois on Saturday, February 10th for our flagship initiative - the Women Empowered in STEM (weSTEM) conference. During this annual event, STEM leaders will share experience 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 at:
UIUC registration form || Non-UIUC application form
Contact: Erin Molloy (