Hey Y’all,

So Yesterday was Viterbi’s very own career fair.  This career fair happens every semester to help us get internships and jobs.  There were over a couple hundred companies and most of them were asking students that day to come back for interviews during the next couple weeks.  But my blog is not to talk about how great the career fair is (however I could on for hours about how beneficial it is) but it is about The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Evening with Industry event, which happens the night after the career fair.

This is an awesome networking dinner with 16 awesome companies; Aera Energy, Boeing,Deloitte, CIA, Chevron, Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp., Eaton, eBay, Halliburton, Intel, Kiewit, Microsoft, Qualcomm, Raytheon, Sandia National Labs, SAIC, and Turner Construction.  This event isn’t just for upperclassmen, anyone could go! We believe that this is still a great networking experience for them.

Before going to Evening with Industry students were asked to register for it and choose a company they wanted to sit with during dinner (40min of networking), and for dessert (another 40min of networking).  Evening with Industry started at 6:00pm and there was check in and networking with all of the companies for a half hour.  Then we all sat down with the companies for dinner and dessert (the companies you had previously signed up for).  I signed up with Chevron for dinner because I will be working there this summer and I wanted to get the inside scoop on work life.  I then sat with Deloitte for dessert.  During dessert we held a raffle, giving out prizes like company T-shits, Target gift cards, Travel mugs and bags, a glass chess set, and even a mock interview with Microsoft (all of which were donated by the companies who participated). This was the best part because I won a cool Qualcomm Jersey!
After the night ended many of the girls got to know the recruiters very well, which is great when they are looking for a job or internship!.
Overall it was a great success! We had a full house. Over 120 students came and we gave out 30 raffle prizes.
I am so proud of the SWE Officer council for pulling such a wonderful night together!
A Special shout-out to Cassandra who was in charge of putting the whole thing on.
Chevron Dinner Table