Women In Engineering

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When I was five years old, my dream job was to be a Disney Animator. By the time I was ten, I dreamed of being either a Dolphin Trainer or a Pro Soccer Player–you know, the next Mia Hamm! A career in engineering never really crossed my mind in fourth grade. Little did I know, memories of marveling at suspended …

Women in Engineering

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When I meet prospective students and their families I often get asked “What is it like being a woman in engineering?”. If you are wondering the same thing then this blog is for you. When I chose to major in engineering I was prepared to be in classrooms where I was 1 of maybe 3 girls. The only people I …

Women in Engineering

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One of the first student organizations I heard during my USC orientation was Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and how involved their members are within Viterbi. I also learned about the Women in Engineering office and the different opportunities that are available for undergrads. I feel like engineering is filled with  untapped opportunities for women so I have always enjoyed …

Women in Engineering

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When I was in high school I enjoyed challenging myself in school.  I had always done very well in math but never really enjoyed my language arts or history classes.  So, when considering what major to study in college I decided to continue the challenge and study engineering.  But I never considered the concern about being a woman entering a male dominated field.  In fact, …

Women in Engineering

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Well first off, being a female engineer is awesome. For my whole childhood, I wanted to be my older brother. When he was in kindergarten, I would sit at the kitchen table doing silly workbooks pretending to be in class until he got home from school. If he ate all his dinner, then I did too and when he wanted …

Evening with Industry: SWE Career Saga

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This past Wednesday, me and my committee of 5 other women engineers who comprise the Corporate Affairs Committee of the Society of Women Engineers put on the biggest event of the year for our club, Evening with Industry. The event was held at Town and Gown.\ We spent weeks preparing for this event, booking the location, signing contacts, registering 16 …

Chicago! Exploring the city and the SWE National Conference

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This past weekend I left LA for Chicago to attend the SWE National Conference, WE11, with the Officers Council of the USC Chapter of the Society of Women Engineers, which includes fellow VSA Emily. Not only did I have an excellent time at the conference meeting with and learning from fellow women engineers, but I had a blast exploring Chicago on …

SWE Officers LA Live Dinner

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  One activity that I’m heavily involved in is the Society of Women Engineers (SWE).  This year I am on the Corporate Affairs Committee.  My committee basically organizes and plans all of the corporate events that SWE puts on for the year.  Earlier this semester, the officer council went on a retreat toSan Diego.  This retreat was mainly a way …

SWE National Conference in Orlando!

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Every Spring, the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) holds a Regional Conference for each university’s SWE section to meet up with fellow SWE members in the same area. During the Fall, SWE hosts a National Conference at a chosen location to bring together the entire SWE population in the US under a single roof to network, mingle, chit chat and …

Memories: the SWE Regional Conference

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In January 2010, the Spring semester of my sophomore year had just begun and I decided to get more involved with the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), beyond being a regular member. So I applied for the Regional Conference Scholarship — which would take a group of about ten female engineers to Phoenix, Arizona, to meet with SWE members from …