What are you doing Tuesdays from 7-8PM? Just finished with classes for the day? Join the biweekly SWE family gathering to meet that one person you see in all your classes but never talked to, corporate partners in a setting much less intimidating than EXPO, or the new friend you met at the last GM. Learn from a host of experienced people from a variety of different fields and keep up to date with everything happening in SWE at the same time. We’ll even provide the food.
Want an insider look at our GMs? Check out these two:
- GM #8 with BP3
- GM #10 with Chevron
GM #8 with BP3
For the first meeting of the spring semester, SWE hosted BP3 for the first time, and had the fun experience of hearing from a UT SWE alumni of the company! Students enjoyed getting to connect with someone who was in their shoes a couple years ago, and exchange stories of how SWE has changed. In preparation for the Spring EXPO, students also participated in an open discussion on business attire. Sharing advice and questions that they may not know who else to ask, the true spirit of SWE was felt in the collaborative and supportive discussions. Volunteers dressed up in examples of business attire, and made comments on the pros and cons of each outfit. The event helped further the connections between students and allow them to be more comfortable in reaching out to each other as a support system that they can rely on and share experiences and advice with. This meeting was also the debut of our (SWE)kend Updates, which are interesting facts and news about Society SWE. The (SWE)kend Updates are part of an effort for our collegiate section to become more knowledgeable about the international organization that we are part of, and understand the resources they provide.
GM #10 with Chevron
For General Meeting #10, SWE hosted Danielle from Chevron. Danielle is a familiar face to SWE, having attended many UT SWE events in the past. Older students had a great time catching up with Danielle, and new students enjoyed hearing about her experiences. Instead of a presentation, Danielle held an open Q&A for students to ask what they are curious about, and the more personal interaction helped everyone connect better. In addition, the meeting featured several students talking on the topic of “community.” As SWE strives to build a community amongst its members, it was important to hear about what students enjoyed about the SWE community, and where else they have found a sense of identity and purpose. This meeting was another favorite among attendees because of the open discussions that helped develop more meaningful connections between members.