We would like to thank the girls who participated in the SME Bowl representing Region C at the FY13 Annual Conference!
“Prairie View A&M – SWE teamed up with several different engineering organizations to host a Professional Development Seminar. The outcome was phenomenal; over 200 student showed up and companies that participated include: Luminant; Shell; FMC Technologies; Caterpillar Mitsubishi; Caterpillar; Inroads. We had Open Mock Interviews, where students were selected from the crowd and allowed to interview in front of everyone; One-On-One Interviews, where students had the opportunity to be interviewed by one of the various company reps; Resume Critiquing, by company representatives. We also did a what to and not to wear fashion show at the end of the program.”
- Prairie View A&M University
Congratulations to SWE at Prairie View A&M and the other engineering organizations for hosting such a successful event!
The RCR’s are asking every section to send at least 3 pictures that can be used for the SWE Celebrate Scavenger Hunt that will take place during the FY13 Annual Conference. Even if your section is not attending, you are still expected to contribute with pictures. For a complete list of the pictures we need, click here! Please upload them to our Photobucket account and submit them before Wednesday, October 23. Pictures taken during the conference can be uploaded any time (even after the conference is over)!
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The following are 10 Unique Life Lessons by the SWE Houston Chapter:
“Through my first quarter, I’ve learned 10 unique life lessons, applicable to SWE, my career and my family -
1. Key decisions need to have the right people in the room when making the initial decision to proceed with a project (including events). If the people planning the even are not in the room, communicate any potential consequences ahead of time, and ensure that they understand the consequences of not being at the meeting.
2. If in doubt, ask. A question withheld in the beginning can beget heartache in the execution of a project.
3. Help people improve on their capability and capacity as leaders—within SWE and professionally—by providing honest feedback and dialogue.
4. Have a one-page how I work document. Communications are so much easier now. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/31/business/questbacks-lead-strategist-on-his-user-manual.html
5. Don’t be afraid to tell people what’s on my mind.
6. Have the “rat”—a ball or something safe to playfully throw and catch at a meeting. The “rat” is given to the person who is going down a “rathole”—delving into unnecessary details outside the scope of the discussion.
7. Follow your intuition.
8. Know when to say no, and understand whether a task fits within your area of responsibility or if it needs to be given to someone else.
9. According to Tuckman, all teams go through “forming, norming, storming, and performing.”
10. If you have a question that may be perceived as dumb, ask Google first. This may help you to clue in on the actual question you want to be answered.”
- SWE Houston President
My personal favorite is Number 10!
Have a great weekend,