I am writing from International Drive in Orlando, getting ready for the Annual Society Conference WE10!

If this is your first time attending an Annual Society Conference, you’re in for a fantastic week. Expect a lot of networking, many leadership workshops, and get ready to be immersed in all things SWE!

Look out for the following events:

Collegiate Welcome Lunch: 11:45am – 1pm
Grab some lunch with SWE collegiates all over the nation, as you get inspired by an exciting program put on by this event’s sponsors, Raytheon and U.S. Navy.

Region C Joint Meeting: 2pm – 3pm
This is a great chance to find out all about SWE at the region level, and to get to know other sections at Region C! This should be a required event for your section, particularly your section’s president and treasurer.

Region C Collegiate Meeting: 3pm – 4pm
Interact with collegiate members within your region! This should be a required event for all collegiates in Region C. This will be your chance to share best practices, network with other sections, and most importantly, have your voice heard at the region level.

Career Fair:
Start with an exciting (and stress-relieving) opening reception at 5pm! Enjoy a performance show to get you pumped for career fair networking. Then, hit the career fair from 6pm to 8pm. Enjoy great appetizers as you get to know over 100 companies and schools. Be sure to bring your resumes and your best first impressions–some companies may even schedule you for an immediate interview during this conference! Lastly, end your night with visiting the hospitality suites for up to 26 companies. This is a more informal setting for company networking, including great food, drinks, and lots of prize giveaways! Visit the WE10 website for a list of companies hosting a hospitality suite.

Women Defining the Future Luncheon: 11:30am – 1:30pm
Enjoy lunch with collegiates once again. This time, Northrop Grumman will be presenting a inspiring program, including unique networking activities and informative discussion.

Celebrate SWE: 6:30pm – 10pm
Celebrate SWE at the end of the conference! During this formal dinner, individual SWE members, sections, and regions will be recognized and awarded for a variety of achievements. Be there to cheer on Region C!

I look forward to meeting all of you–see you at WE10!