I am a SWEster. Never heard of it? Well, neither had I until this past school year when I joined the Society of Women Engineers (SWE). I started getting more involved by attending general meetings, professional events and joining the Big/Little program, where underclassman are matched with upperclassman who can help and advise them for school, student organizations well as anything else. I was paired up with Natalie Alvarez (fellow VSA) and I could not have asked for a better Big! Throughout the year she has not only helped me with school but has also encouraged me to get more involved in SWE. After the fall semester I became an Ambassador in SWE, where I worked with the External Relations Committee and was able to see the inner workings of a successful student organization. I loved working with all the girls, so I applied for officer council in External Relations and was selected! I will be in charge of social media for SWE. It’s a great opportunity. I am so thankful that Natalie encouraged me to step out of my comfort zone. The Society of Women Engineers is an excellent student organization filled with strong, motivated young women engineers. It provides both professional networking resources as well as a more social atmosphere. It is going to be a great year next year!
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