SWEekly: Week of February 7th


Highlights of SWE:

SWE Officer Candidate Feedback Form
Due by Monday, February 15th at 11:59pm
Please provide feedback (both praise and constructive criticism) using this form for each candidate that you have interacted with. Because members of the nominating committee may not have personally interacted with all applicants, outside feedbackis important in order to fully evaluate each candidate. We are especially interested in evaluating the areas of skills, key leadership characteristics, and accomplishments as they relate to the SWE officer position. Please note that all responses are confidential. Contact the Nominating Committee at SWENomCom2016@gmail.com.
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Check out the SWE Calendar!
Committee Meetings:

Recruitment -
February 11Thursdays 6:00 PM @ 305 MSEB

Community Service- 
February 9Tuesdays 5:00 PM

Fundraising -
February 17, Wednesdays 7:00 PM

Professional Liaison -
February 16, Tuesdays 4:00 PM

February 9, Tuesdays 5:00 PM @ 106B1 EH

Membership Enrichment & Social 
February 10, Wednesdays 5:00 PM

Team Tech
February 9Tuesdays 6:00 PM

Info & Marketing
February 18, Thursdays 8:00PM @ 106B6 EH


Monday, February 8th, 2016

Upfront and Center
Professional Liaison - MBA Programs Workshop and Panel (1 Points)
Monday, February 8 | 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM at TBA
Come join us for a presentation about the UIUC MBA program! You can learn about how an engineer can further their career by receiving an MBA and listen to why businesses love hiring MBA students with an engineering background. There will also be a panel of current students to answer any questions you may have.  Contact Alex Palasz at palasz2@illinois.edu.
Professional Liaison - Night of Networking (3 Points)
Wednesday, February 10 | 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM at ARC Multipurpose Room 6
Check-in will start in the ARC at 5:30 and dinner will be served at 6. Please don't forget that the dress code is business professional and bring your networking skills! Registration was required so please contact Alex if you're not sure if you registered.  Contact Alex Palasz at palasz2@illinois.edu.

Outreach - Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day (3 Points)
Saturday, February 20 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM at Loomis
Come join us at the biggest outreach event of the year! This event allows high school girls from all over the state of Illinois to learn about engineering and its many amazing applications. This year our theme is "There is a Little Bit of Engineer in Every Girl" - come inspire girls with your passion for engineering and build their confidence that they can be engineers too! Sign up here Contact Abbie Gerth & Rebecca Ficht at agerth2@illinois.edu & ficht2@illinois.edu.
SWEet Events
Fundraising  - Teddy Bear Sale
Monday, February 8 |  at SWOffice
Pick out a loveable teddy bear to decorate and give to someone special in your life! We will be selling bears in the SWOffice the week before Valentine’s Day (Feb. 8 - 12) for $5 / bear.
Contact Vivian Li at vwli3@illinois.edu.

Fundraising - Valentine’s Day Chocolate Roses Sale!
Monday, February 8 | at SWOffice & Engineering Hall
Buy your BF/GF/Crush/Friends/Yourself roses for Valentine’s Day!! Shower them with love! 1 for $1, 6 for $5, and a dozen for $10. February 8- February 12. Contact Jasmine Kwon at  jhkwon3@illinois.edu.

Fundraising - Penny Wars!
Monday, February 8 | at SWOffice
Get ready for committee penny wars! Save up your change and get your game on! The committee with the most change will receive a prize! February 8 thru February 29 Contact Jennifer Kwon at jhkwon4@illinois.edu.

Facebook Bagel Break (1 Points)
Tuesday, February 9 | 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM at Engineering Hall 112
Come network with Facebook representatives over coffee and bagels! Stop by for as long as you want! Contact Grace Pakeltis at swe-evp@illinois.edu.

Membership Enrichment - Intramurals - Women's Bowling (2 Points)
Tuesday, February 9 | 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM at Illini Union Rec Room
We have 3 spots left for Women's Bowling! It will be Tuesdays from 8pm-9pm at the Union, starting tomorrow! Please sign up here if you want to participate.  After you sign up you will be contacted with information on how to register.  You will also need to turn in a $10 deposit to the SWOffice which will be returned after each game. Contact Gina Pfister at gmpfist2@illinois.edu.

Community Service - Pancake Dinner!! (1.5 Points)
Thursday, February 11 | 4:00 PM - 7:59 PM at Wesley Student Center at UIUC
Tired of dorm food or cooking for yourself? Come on out to the Wesley Foundation for $5 unlimited pancakes! 100% of the proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society and your $5 donation will go directly to your Relay For Life team (SWE!)! Not signed up for Relay yet? Sign up at the event ($10) and you'll receive pancakes for free!! Comfort food, no work, and a great cause? Nothing could be better!
Contact Lauren Zelaya at 

InfoMark - InfoMark Workshop! (1 Points)
Thursday, February 11 | 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Mark your calendars! February 11th at 5pm, Dr. Mike Yao from the College of Media will be hosting a workshop discussing the psychology behind social media and advertising. Refreshments will be served! Contact Lucy Dunderman at dunderm2@illinois.edu.

Membership Enrichment - Join SWE's E-Week Team! (3 Points)
Friday, February 12
Sign up here  for an awesome week of everything from karaoke to photo scavenger hunts to donating to charity. That’s right, E-week is here once again! Both noncompetitive and competitive team members should sign up using this form here by February 12th. Contact Carly Staser at cstaser2@illinois.edu for more information. 

Outreach - FKO (For Kids Only) (1 Points)
Friday, February 12 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM at Leal Elementary School
Each week, we go to Leal Elementary to do an engineering lesson and activity with a kindergarten class! FKO will be occurring on Fridays this semester. Contact Molly McGiles at mcgiles2@illinois.edu.

Social - Crush Party (2 Points)
Friday, February 12 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM at Upstairs Firehaus!
Bring your crush to meet your favorite SWEsters and have some pre-Valentine’s Day fun! Alternatively, come scope out the cuties present and find a new crush to take out on Sunday ;) There will be FREEE snacks and pop! All ages are encouraged to come (: Contact Katie Peck at kepeck2@illinois.edu.

Membership Enrichment - Meet and Eat with Shreya Santhanam (1 Points)
Monday, February 15 | 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM at EH 106B1
Need dinner plans? Come chat with Shreya as she presents about her trip to Cuba this winter break! POTBELLY's will be provided! RSVP here, first-come, first-served. Contact Katerina Economou at keconom2@illinois.edu for more information.

Community Service - Boys & Girls Club Volunteer Orientation (1 Points)
Tuesday, February 16 | 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM at Eng Hall 106# (TBD)
Required orientation to attend all future volunteer trips to the Don Moyer Boys & Girls Club, and the only orientation offered on campus! See how you can help create a fun environment for the children who utilize this organization! Contact Lydia Tanner at lxtanne2@illinois.edu for more information.

Professional Liaison - Grad School Info Session (1 Points)
Tuesday, February 16 | 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM at 106B8 Engineering Hall
Come listen to members from GradSWE talk about what grad school is and all the different options that can be open to you after grad school! It will be an informal session so feel free to come at any time and ask your questions!  Contact Alex Palasz at palasz2@illinois.edu.

Membership Enrichment - E-Week Team Meeting (1 Points)
Tuesday, February 16 | 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM at TBD
Come to our first E-Week Team Meeting! We will be going over the schedule of events and details including which events we are hosting, and how to ensure victory for Team SWE! Haven't signed up to be on the team yet? Register here to be a part of the most eventful week of the year. Contact Carly Staser at cstaser2@illinois.edu for more information. 

Medline: Interview Tactics (1 Points)
Wednesday, February 17 | 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM at TBA
Thinking about job and internship applications? Have job and internship interviews coming up? Come learn about behavioral interviews and interviewing tactics from an engineer working at Medline. If you have any questions, or want to know how to better present yourself at interviews, or just want to learn more, this is the event for you!
Contact Katherine Chung at katkeichung@gmail.com.

Professional Liaison - Grad School Coffee Chat (1 Points)
Thursday, February 18 | 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM at 112 Engineering Hall
Come talk to our current grad students about their experiences in grad school and get your questions answered! This is a casual session so come and go as you please. Coffee will be provided!  Contact Alex Palasz at palasz2@illinois.edu.

Community Service - E-Week Triwizard Tournament (2 Points)
Friday, February 19 | 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM at ARC Auditorium Room
Eternal glory! That's what awaits the student who wins the Engineering Triwizard Tournament, but to do this, that student must survive three tasks in 2016 E-Week. Compete in three extremely thrilling tasks of Harry Potter Trivia, House Talent, and Engineering Challenge! First, second, and third place winners will receive gift cards, all remaining proceeds will go to UIUC Relay for Life fundraiser to support cancer research with the American Cancer Society. (This event was called Top Engineer or Mr. Engineer in previous years. Click the link here for more details.)
Sign up to be a challenger here!! Not much for competition? Come out to support your favorite engineering wizard, purchase your tickets to see the show for $5 in the SWE Office!
Deadline for challenger application: Feb 13th, Saturday 11:59pm. Contact Xiaodan Wang  at xwang167@illinois.edu and Lauren Zelaya at zelaya2@illinois.edu.

Recruitment - Leadership Buddy Program February Workshop (1 Points)
Wednesday, February 24 | 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM at TBD
The Leadership Buddy Program's February Workshop is just around the corner.  Join us on Wednesday, February 24 at 7PM as we discuss this month's topics of Courage and Communication.  We'll be discussing all things career fair and networking.  Anyone is welcome to attend! Contact Andrea Lucas at ablucas2@illinois.edu.

Recruitment - International Taste of SWE (1 Points)
Thursday, February 25 | 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Celebrate cultural diversity in Engineering with SWE at International Taste of SWE! Students are invited to represent their cultural identity by bringing a dish from their countries. Additional information about the food and other supplementary artifacts, posters, and pictures are also welcome. Come share your own culture and celebrate others! Fill out this form to commit to providing a dish to share.  RSVP for the event here. Contact Nicole Vail at nvail2@illinois.edu.

Community Service - Engineering Spelling Bee (2.5 Points)
Thursday, March 3 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM 
Are you a spelling BEAST? Join us in the first UIUC Engineering Spelling Bee! This is a fundraising event to raise money for UIUC Suicide Prevention and a Scholarship Fund all in honor of Rebekah Schiff-Berger, a former SWEster here at the UIUC. Sign up here! Know a great professor you would like to see judge - or better yet - participate in the spelling bee? Nominate your favorite professors here! Contact Lauren Zelaya at zelaya2@illinois.edu.

Committee Meetings
Outreach - Outreach Committee Meeting (0.5 Points)
Tuesday, February 9 | 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM at 106B1 Engineering Hall
Do you like working with kids? Want to share your passion for engineering with others? Come to the Outreach Committee meeting and learn about ways to get involved with outreach events this year!  Contact Ashley May and Lara Flasch at acmay2@illinois.edu and lflasch2@illinois.edu.

Professional Liaison - Professional Liaison Committee Meeting (0.5 Points)
Tuesday, February 16 | 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Come help us plan events to help improve professional development skills. Everyone is welcome :) Contact Alex Palasz at palasz2@illinois.edu.
General Surveys
EOH Interest Survey
The Outreach committee is starting to prepare for Engineering Open House in March! Our exhibits this year will be Girls' Club, Pinball Machine, and Air Hockey Table. If you're interested in helping to build some awesome science/engineering projects, please fill out this form here! Contact Jennifer Zupancic at zupanci2@illinois.edu.
SWE Bonding Event Survey (0.5 Points)
Let us know what you want to do for a SWE-wide bonding event! Please fill out this form here! Contact Farzana Haque at fhaque3@illinois.edu.

Professional Liaison Spring Mentoring Program Sign-Up
Professional Liaison mentoring program aims to connect current students with professional alums so that current students can gain valuable guidance regarding academics and career. If you're currently confused as to how you can reach your future goals, join the mentoring program now!  Contact Shrey Maheshwari, Damaris Vera at smahes7@illinois.edu, dvera3@illinois.edu.

SWE Illinois Member Survey (2 Points)
Please complete this survey here to help SWE Illinois know more about our members. The responses will be aggregated and presented in charts on the SWE website and to corporate sponsors. Contact Chamila Amithirigala at amithir2@illinois.edu.

SWE Leadership Certificate Application
This certificate was created to recognize outstanding members for their contributions to the organization and their participation in many of the main areas of SWE. Eligibility is based on attendance at a variety of SWE events and completion of the application form (due by April 15, 2016). For a list of the required events, see the attached flyer here. Contact Chamila Amithirigala at amithir2@illinois.edu.
Marketing - Like us on Social Media!
Are you on social media (specifically Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr)? Then like SWE Illinois to get updates and see what's been happening in our section! Just search SWE Illinois on the sites listed above! Also, don't forget to friend Beatrice Swester on Facebook to be invited to SWE events! Contact Lucy Dunderman at dunderm2@illinois.edu.

External Announcements
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