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SWE Member Courtney Hetrick is Always Connecting…Always Engineering

Tell us how you’re Always Connecting…Always Engineering with #AlwaysEngineering. Tag @SWETalk on Twitter and Instagram, and @sweorg on Facebook!

Published On: September 2017

Courtney Hetrick

This year’s theme for WE17 is Always Connecting…Always Engineering. You cannot attend a WE conference without forming connections, and we know that engineering is more than just a profession…it’s a mindset and outlook that defines who you are and how you think. 

So, in anticipation of the largest conference for women engineers, we’re asking our members how they’re Always Connecting and Always Engineering in their lives. 

Courtney Hetrick
Electrical Engineer in hardware design and PCB, Rockwell Automation

I’m in my 4th year of competing and training for triathlons – It really is like a giant problem you have to constantly solve. How is the weather going to affect your balance on the bike, if there are waves in the lake, how do I correct my position to swim the direction I want to go with the shortest distance. And nutrition is a constant puzzle; how do you consume enough calories, salt and complex carbohydrates on a three-hour bike ride to keep your energy up without causing gastrointestinal distress. On top of my 40 hour a week engineering job, I spend 8-12 hours a week engineering my triathlon skills.

Tell us how you’re Always Connecting…Always Engineering with #AlwaysEngineering. Tag @SWETalk on Twitter and Instagram, and @sweorg on Facebook!

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Engineering is a way of life. It’s how you look at the world, ask questions, find answers, and connect solutions to problems. Join thousands who share your “always engineering” mindset and register today for WE17— the world’s largest conference and career fair for women in engineering and technology.

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  • 275+ sessions, mega sessions, plenary panels and 15-minute lightning talks
  • Professional development tracks focused on leadership, advocacy, career management and more
  • Two dynamic keynote speakers

Experience Many Ways to Connect

  • Explore opportunities at the world’s largest career fair for women engineers
  • Find—or be— a mentor
  • Re-connect with colleagues
  • Meet new friends

Learn, network, and get inspired with the Society of Women Engineers. Register now for what we promise will be three unforgettable days!

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