Our third SWEety meet up was held on November 15, 2016. We designed this as a professional development workshop for our members. Ally Thacker, our professional development chair, planned this get together in good timing for the season of applications to internships, research opportunities, scholarships, graduate school, and, for some, jobs! We provided some snacks and a cozy conference room. The meeting started with a slideshow which gave pointers, do’s and don’ts, and information on why it’s important to have a strong resume. Then, we started one-on-one resume evaluations. Students could bring their already written resumes or write a new one from scratch. Ally, a resume expert, would give constructive feedback on the resumes or help the students get started. It was crucial for a workshop like this to be set in a small meet up instead of a typically larger, general meeting. Students felt comfortable sharing their resumes and on a one-on-one conversation without any rush or pressure. Overall, this meet-up was very productive and gave our sweeties and advantage in the competitive season of applications!
Jayapriya Vengadesan (2017-2018)
Jayapriya is an undergraduate student studying bioengineering.
Cindy Yanez (2016-2017)