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Free Webinars for WE17 First-Timers

SWE has free webinars for first-timers at WE17, the world’s largest conference of women engineers, Oct. 26-28 in Austin, TX.

Published On: September 2017

Networking at WE17, What Not to Wear at the Career Fair & More in Our Webinar Series

SWE has webinars for first-timers planning to attend WE17, the world’s largest conference of women engineers:

What Not to Wear

Watch this webinar to learn what to wear at the WE17 Career Fair, networking sessions, and professional development workshops. You will learn how to carry yourself with confidence and dress in a way that will highlight you in a positive, professional light.

By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the appropriate dress code for events at WE17 and other professional events.
  • Name specific “Do’s and Don’ts” for professional attire.
  • Identify how to exude confidence in a professional setting.

Presenter Bios
Sarvenaz Laussermair graduated from the University of Florida with a BS in Computer Science. She previously worked as a Software Engineer at GE Aviation and American Express, and currently works at Nielsen as an Engineering Program Manager, overseeing end-to-end execution for various business units. Within SWE, Sarvenaz is the FY’17 SWEFL Coordinator, a member of the Leadership Coaching Committee, and the Treasurer of the Tampa Bay professional section.

Nicole Woon is an active SWE leader and Life Member. She currently serves as the Vice President of Professional Development for the Boston professional section and engages in several region and society committees. Nicole works as a Support Engineer at Microsoft and helps enterprise customers solve their toughest technical issues related to SharePoint. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with three degrees: M.S.E. in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, B.S.E. in Bioengineering, and B.S.E. in Management (Entrepreneurship and Innovation) as part of the Jerome Fisher Program in Management and Technology.

Networking for Newbies

Watch this webinar. Networking is one of the most critical skills to develop and maintain in order to have a successful career. Networking allows you to build relationships. It is identified as THE most important takeaway to have from internships, research, and first jobs. However, as an emerging young professional, the real question is where to start. How can you get involved and develop your network? How do you create diversity within your network that will promote your own career aspirations? To succeed you must continually connect with new people, cultivate emerging relationships, and leverage your network.

By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Name the benefits/importance of networking.
  • Identify gaps in their network to focus on building.

Presenter Bios
Beth Bosworth graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering. She is the Vice Chair for Medtronic’s Global SWEnet team and is the Networking and Professional Development Chair for the local Medtronic SWEnet Santa Rosa team. She has worked for Medtronic in Santa Rosa, CA in the Aortic Vascular business for three years supporting the design and development of endovascular stent grafts.

Lindsay Axelrod graduated from the University of Minnesota with a B.S. in Biochemistry. She also received her MBA from Capella University. She functions as the Medtronic Women’s Network-Minnesota hub’s networking chair and is the Communication chair for Medtronic’s Global SWEnet team. She has worked for Medtronic in the Neuromodulation business for three years supporting the targeted drug delivery business.

Career Fair Savvy

Watch this webinar. Attending a career fair in search of a job or interview can be a daunting experience, especially for first time attendees. The larger the career fair, the more challenging it can be, but also the more opportunity for success. Where do you start? How to make the best use of your time? This webinar offers tips to maneuver your way through a career fair so that your best interests are served. Hear success stories and what made those candidates stand out. You too can be successful, but it helps to put yourself in the mindset of the recruiter. Learn what they are thinking!

By the end of this webinar:

  • Improve your chances of having a successful career fair.
  • Create a plan to make the best use of your time.
  • Understand the opportunities that the career fair can offer.

Presenter Bio
Bob Raybits has 34 years of experience as a Human Resources professional, earning a BS degree from the Pennsylvania State University and an MS degree from the University of Maryland College Park campus. In addition, he is a Certified Compensation Professional. Bob has held positions in Compensation Management, Labor Relations, HRIS, Talent Acquisition, University Relations, Site HR Manager and Business Conduct Officer. Bob has past experience as an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland’s Business School, and has presented educational workshops at numerous national and regional conferences, as well as many universities across the country. He is currently a Talent Acquisition Business Partner serving the Mid-Atlantic region for Northrop Grumman.

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