The Career Fair Is Over, Now What?

Join the Society of Women Engineers and the Alcoa Foundation on Thursday at 12p Central for a TweetChat.
SWE Leadership Summit Update

Looking for advice on what to do now that the —éWE15—Œ Career Fair is over? Join Society of Women Engineers - SWE and Alcoa Foundation on Thursday at 12p Central for a TweetChat. The topic: The Career Fair Is Over, Now What?

Society of Women Engineers, TweetChat with Alcoa

Have you heard about SWE's Alcoa Coaching Program?

SWE's collegiate activities and programs are a vital component of our professional development program, which is why we are excited to be rolling out the SWE Collegiate Coaching: Student to Professional program. Students from target schools can get access to their own coach by completing the application here.

SWE collegiate members who participate in this program will have the opportunity to work with an experienced career and leadership development coach who will focus on (not exhaustive):

  • Resume review
  • Developing plans for leadership development
  • Honing interview skills
  • Strategies for successfully transitioning into the workforce

Each participating collegiate is entitled to two one-hour sessions and up to five email exchanges. The coach and student may meet in person if possible, but it is expected that communication will be done remotely through phone, email and virtual meeting software (e.g. Skype, Google Hangout, or WebEx). All of the coaches selected for this program specialize in working with women in STEM fields.

Applicant Criteria:

  • Sophomores in college or above - preference will be given to juniors and seniors in a STEM program.
  • A desire to work with a coach to set one goal such as a resume review, developing a plan for leadership development, honing interview skills, and/or strategies for successfully transitioning to a STEM related job.

If you are interested in participating in this program and meet the above criteria, please submit your application today. SWE's Target Schools for this program are as follows:

Columbia University

Purdue University (West Lafayette)

Purdue University (Indianapolis)

Texas A&M University (Kingsville)

Texas A&M University

University of California - Los Angeles

University of Southern California

University of Virginia

Carnegie Mellon University

Cornell University

Georgia Institute of Technology

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Penn State University

University of Michigan

University of Pennsylvania

This program has been made possible through generous funds from The Alcoa Foundation.


Here is a sneak peak of the questions:

  1. What did you and your colleagues learn at #WE15?
  2. What can students do to stand out at a career fair like #WE15?
  3. What is your outlook for the future of women in engineering after #WE15?
  4. What are your strategies for successfully transitioning into the workforce from university?
  5. Would you find a coaching or mentoring program beneficial?
  6. Why is SWE important to Alcoa?

Tweet @SWEtalk x @AlcoaCareers tomorrow, using hashtag #AskSWE.