And my answer to that is: there are so many ways to stay active within your section and with national SWE!
The main SWE event coming up is WE Local. For UNT SWE, we are planning to go to St. Louis on March 1 and 2. More information is to come as the date approaches, but this is another great opportunity to network, show your resume to recruiters, and meet fellow engineers. If you want to know more information now, welocal.swe.org/st-louis/location/ has all the information you need!
Another way to stay connected with your local section is to participate in our Outreach Programs. The main ones hosted by UNT SWE are our Brain STEMs program and Girl Scout events. We also volunteer at the football concession stands and have multiple fundraising events. Be sure to follow us on social media and be part of our email list to receive details and dates about these events.
As for National SWE, there are many resources for professional development and networking. There are multiple webinars hosted by SWE professionals, and an entire calendar of events based on region, which can be found at: http://societyofwomenengineers.swe.org/calendar.
Staying active with SWE and learning about all the resources they offer is important. These will contribute to your professional development, and help connect you to SWE professionals. All of you know the importance of networking, and SWE is a great place to start developing a list of professionals, or maybe even get a SWE mentor!
For more information about our section, be sure to visit untswe.org, or email us with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.