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ATTN Juniors! The Parthenon Group

The Parthenon Group will be interviewing juniors for the summer associate program in the Boston office in summer of 2012. We will be having an information session on this coming Monday, January 23rd at 8pm in The Old Trinity room. This will be a great opportunity to learn more about the firm and its people, and I would strongly encourage anyone who is interested in the position to attend.

We will also be holding informal “coffee chats” throughout the morning and afternoon of January 23rd in von der Heyden café in Perkins library. This will be a chance for students to ask questions, prepare for interviews, and meet firm members in an informal setting. Juniors are encouraged to sign up on e-recruiting. Space is limited, so sign up soon to guarantee a spot.

For more details about Parthenon please read the attached flyer [it was attached to Weekly Digest 1/19], check out our website (, or reach out to AJ Everson [contact info in Weekly Digest 1/19… she’s a Pratt alum!] directly.

– AJ Everson, Senior Associate, The Parthenon Group


Capital One

A big shout out to silver flight sponsor Capital One!  Thank you!   …and now to recruiting…

Apply by: Friday, January 27

“Due to our success this Fall, we filled our full-time Business Analyst (BA) opportunities for Virginia but still looking to fill our Dallas, TX BA pipeline (seniors & masters students), our Analyst Internship Program (juniors) and our Summit for Developing Leaders (freshmen & sophomores).  Please refer your friends to Duke eRecruiting and the attachments for more information.  Please, invite your friends who also fit the above criteria!  The resume drop deadline for our opportunities is Friday, January 27.”

SWE Textbook Exchange

As the semester gets started, plan on buying from and selling your textbooks to SWE members!  Chances are, an upperclassman has a book you’ll need or an underclassman will want to buy your book from you.  If that’s the case, fill out the googledoc sent out in Weekly Digest 1/19, then get in touch with whoever has the book you want to buy directly.  Getting your books from another student is sure to be cheaper than buying them at the bookstore!  Please email Robyn (RNS4@DUKE.EDU) if you have any questions, and be sure to check the page often as others update it.

$$ SWE Scholarships! $$

Apply by: Wednesday, February 15

Apply now for a Society of Women Engineers Scholarship for the 2011-2012 academic year!  Students who will be sophomores through graduate students can apply on-line at by February 15, 2012. You complete one application and are considered for all scholarships for which you are eligible. The online application is entirely electronic – including submittal of reference recommendation letters and transcripts.

The SWE Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to women admitted to accredited baccalaureate or graduate programs, in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science. In 2011, SWE disbursed 188 new and renewed scholarships valued at $540,000. For more information about eligibility and requirements and a link to the application, go to our website at

UPDATE: Outreach Events

FEMMES Girl Scouts Event

On February 18, SWE will send a few members with FEMMES for a girl scouts event on campus. There will be two activities, and two sessions (we will have a morning and afternoon sessions-you can sign up for both/either). More details(times, location, activities, etc) will be released soon, but if you are definitely interested, then sign up on the googledoc whose link was included in the Weekly Digest 1/19


SWE at Githens Science Fair

When: Thursday, February 2, 5-7:30pm

Where: Githens Middle School

The Githens Middle School Science Fair will be on Feb 2nd, 5-7:30 pm, at the middle school. We have been asked to provide some volunteers from SWE who would be doing several physics-related demos. More details will be released soon, but if you are definitely interested, then sign up on the googledoc–see Weekly Digest 1/19 for the link.


SWE’s “Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day”

When: Thursday, February 23, 4:45 – 7pm and 6:45 – 9pm

Where: Nasher Museum

“Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day” is an event that the professional chapter of SWE is having at the Nasher Museum, and the professional chapter is looking for volunteers from Duke SWE to help. The event will be on February 23rd (a Thursday) with two shifts: 4:45 – 7:00, 6:45 – 9:00.

You need not bring anything, all of the activities, supplies, and instructions will be provided. You would simply need to help handing things out and answering questions the kids have (you will be prepped on the answers). There will 5 activities (gravity/balance. magic milk, glider airplanes, spaghetti/marshmallow towers, and “flinkers”), but the amount may be volunteer dependent. The professional chapter will also supply some snacks and caffeine to keep us all going! If you are interested, then sign up on the googledoc–see Weekly Digest 1/19 for the link.

Represent SWE at Student Activities Fair!

Help represent SWE at the Student Activities Fair!  Sign up for a half-hour shift between 3-5 on Friday, February 3rd using this Google doc.  The fair will be in the Bryan Center. Use the googledoc sent in the Weekly Digest dated 1/19.

Study Abroad GBM 1/29 6pm

Bryan Center Meeting Room B

Our next general body meeting will be January 29 at a new time for this semester: 6pm, not 5pm as it has been. In addition to our usual SWE updates, we will have a study abroad panel to answer questions to any and all interested ladies! If you have any questions, now is the time to get them answered!

Have you studied abroad as a junior or senior during your time in Pratt? Would you like to share your experience with girls who are interested in studying abroad? Then please come to our general body meeting on January 29 at 6pm to share how you handled the applications, schooling, and travel. If you are interested, then please email Robyn at

New Resources!

Check out the Resources page for two newly added resources: career fair tips and a list of companies looking to hire engineers as of Fall 2011.  Both could come in handy when preparing for the spring career-finding rush.

Welcome Back Digest

In case you missed this week’s digest, you can access it here.  We have a ton of announcements and upcoming events for this new semester, so take a look, and we can’t wait to see you around campus!

If you are not currently on the SWE listserv, but would like to be, please contact Lucy Dawson.

UPDATE: Career Center Events

Mark your calendar for these upcoming Career Center Skills Workshops this January. All workshops are led by Career Center counselors.

Be sure to check Duke’s Career Center online Event Calendar for additional workshops and events offered all semester!


Resume Writing Workshop        

Friday, January 13 4-5 PM Soc Sci 119      and       Friday, January 20 3-4 PM Languages 211


Interviewing Skills Workshop      

Wednesday, January 18 6-7 PM Soc Sci 124      and      Wednesday, January 25 2-3 PM Carr 125


Cover Letter Writing Workshop

 Thursday, January 19 12-1 PM Flowers 201      and      Tuesday, January 24 4-5 PM Flowers 201


Career Fair Prep Monday, January 23 6-7 PM Allen 318

Job Search Workshop Friday, January 27 3-4 PM Soc Sci 124

Networking Strategies and Resources Tuesday, January 31 7-8 PM Allen 326

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