What does Recruitment do?

The SWE Recruitment Committee runs three major events/programs: the Buddy Program, the Back-to-School Cookout, and Little Sisters Weekend. We also oversee sign-up for SWE national membership.

SWE Illinois has a passionate commitment to diversity. We strive to create an environment that is inclusive and welcoming to those of all backgrounds, including international students, male students, and non-engineering students. The recruitment committee hosts multiple diversity-based events each year, including the very popular International Taste of SWE event. We also co-host many social and professional events with other engineering minority organizations within other committees. We encourage everyone to join our organization, because a diverse voice is crucial for our success! If you would like more news on the events our section holds, sign up for our SWEekly newsletter here.

We are always looking for more volunteers to help us with these events! If you would like to join the Recruitment Committee or volunteer for these events, please email Liz Ramos at

Events & Activites:

Mentoring Program

Want to get to know other freshmen and upperclassman girls in your major?

Join SWE and WIE's Mentoring Program! Through the Mentoring Program, we will pair you with a small group of other SWE members in your major to help with the transition and share experiences. You can earn SWE points by attending the events with your group, and the group with the most points at the end of the semester will win a prize!

This is a great opportunity to really get to know other SWE members and get advice and mentorship!

Questions or concerns? Contact Liz Ramos at


Little Sisters Weekend

Little Sisters Weekend is an overnight campus visit program hosted by the Society of Women Engineers in the spring. This program is held exclusively for admitted women in engineering to offer them a real on-campus experience. Program attendees are paired up with current engineering undergraduates and gain valuable insight to what it's like to be an engineering student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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