The Professional Committee helps to lead the ongoing professional development of PSWE's members. They help to plan and lead events including resume reviews, plant tours, and informal networking events.
PSWE offers two mentoring programs for our members. One program connects underclassmen with upperclassmen to help with the transition into college and into an engineering major. The second connects upperclassmen with recent college graduates to help with the transition from college to grad school or a full-time engineering career.
Fall Semester Events
Day with Industry
Day with Industry consists of professional development panels led by company representatives, a catered lunch, and an informal networking session. Company panels range from Day in the Life to Balancing your Career, providing students with professional development opportunities. It is a great chance for students to practice networking and learn more about the companies in attendance. Companies have the chance to interact with both PSWE members and other engineering students throughout the day.
Networking Night is an informal networking session where students have a chance to talk to companies in attendance over light appetizers. Students have the option to sign up for a half-hour mock interview with a company representative where they practice questions that might be asked during a real interview. It is a great opportunity for students to practice interview skills and learn about the companies in attendance. Company representatives have the chance to interact with both PSWE members and other engineering students, and are asked to sign up for an interview slot with a student.
Spring Semester Events
Evening with Industry
Evening with Engineers is an informal networking event where students get the opportunity to meet with recruiters in a relaxed environment prior to the EXPO Career Fair. Students can have their resume critiqued and practice their interview skills through mock interviews. Companies can benefit from this event by having the opportunity to talk in depth with prospective candidates in this intimate environment. Refreshments will be provided.
Market Yourself is a non-recruiting event that enables students to meet representatives from your company and ask candid questions about the company, work, interview skills, career progression, graduate school. In the past, the event has consisted of an informal lunch and break-out sessions where representatives present about a topic and then have a Q&A session. The lunch is a perfect opportunity to share with students more about GE and meet students from various disciplines throughout engineering. The break-out sessions are company led and focused on professional development.