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Preparing to be a Post-Grad

Thursday, March 29, 6-8p      Hudson 207            Pizza will be provided!

What: An opportunity to practice (informal) interview skills with local employers, followed by a panel discussion including tips on what to expect from the transition from University to employment, how to conduct yourself professionally, interview tips, and job search tips.  This will be followed by a meet and greet dinner, with opportunity to relax, while  connecting, with and developing relationships with future prospective employers.

Why:  To provide a missing link between engineering coursework and exposure to employment.
To support female engineering students in finding their ideal discipline.
To provide professional networking opportunities to engineering students and expose them to female mentors.

A message from IBM to Duke SWE:

Greetings SWE!

IBM Global Business Services would like to invite Juniors members of Society of Women Engineers to submit their resume to IBM GBS Office Hours taking place on 3/30/12.  Please see the invitation below for details and forward on to members of your organization and any other students you feel may be interested.  This is an exceptional opportunity to get connected to IBM GBS in advance of Fall recruiting processes.

Thanks and please don’t hesitate reaching out to me should you have any questions.


IBM Global Business Services:  Submit your resume by March 15, 2012 for IBM GBS Office Hours — Connect one-on-one with an IBM Consultant and build a relationship in advance of Fall recruiting process!  For more information, please Lucy, and she will forward the email from IBM to you.



St. Patty’s E-Social Hosted by SWE

This Friday, same place, same time as usual (Twinnies/E-quad area, 4-6p).  Free food etc etc as always–let’s have a great kick0off for St. Patty’s day weekend!  See you there!

D.E. Shaw Opportunities

A message from D.E. Shaw Group:

“We’re not your average finance firm, and we know that as a Duke student, you’re not looking for an average job.  Currently, we are looking to hire a small number of truly gifted individuals with an extraordinary record of achievement for our Proprietary Junior Trader position.
Headquartered in New York City, the D. E. Shaw group is a global investment and technology development firm with more than 1,100 employees.  Activities range from the deployment of investment strategies based on either mathematical models or human expertise to the acquisition of existing companies and the financing or development of new ones.  As a trader, strong quantitative and analytical abilities; extraordinary communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills; and an exceptional sensitivity to detail are essential.  Direct prior experience is not required, but some demonstrated interest in and exposure to financial markets is a decided advantage.

Interested students should apply directly through our website at  Please note that this is the only place you need to submit an application in order to be considered for openings at the D. E. Shaw group.

Our culture doesn’t fit the typical corporate mold: we prize ideas over hierarchy, we embrace collaboration, and you’ll see more jeans than suits in our offices.  It’s an environment where you can enjoy stability and access to numerous resources without sacrificing that start-up mentality.  From free museum memberships to on-site wine tastings, the firm tries to facilitate personal growth for our employees in addition to fostering their professional development.

We look forward to hearing from you.  Best of luck with your studies!”

Habitat Build

When: March 24, 12-4pm

Where: Location TBA

Come on, you’re an engineer… Isn’t building things, like, kind of your thing? Come show your sweet skills off (and get karma points!) at SWE’s Habitat Build on March 24, the Saturday after spring break. We’ll be taking the afternoon shift, from 12-4pm, so Sign up Here before March 18th to participate!

SWE’s “Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day”

When: Sunday, March 24, 12-4pm (2 shifts)

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 March 24 (a Sunday) with two shifts from 12-4pm.

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 probably be 5activities, 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 Here!

Yoga w/ SWE Professionals

When: Thursday, March 29, 6-8pm

Where: TBD

The Professional Section of SWE will be having an evening of yoga with Shoba Saraiya, a SWE VP and yoga instructor. For more information, please email

Food for Thought Luncheon

When: Friday, March 16, 11-1pm

Where: Hudson 132

Interact with your Favorite Female Faculty members at this catered event on March 16, the Friday after spring break! All women faculty members in Pratt will be invited, and you are too! If you would like to make sure that you see someone in particular at the event, please put her name on this form, and thanks!

Duke SWE Elections, Apply by SUNDAY!

That’s right, Duke SWE is ready for some administrative change-ups. Elections will be held Sunday, April 1, and you can run for three positions! The positions up for election are: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Recruitment and Public Relations, Industry and Alumni Relations, Academic and Professional Development, Outreach Chair, Social Chair, and Webmaster. That’s 120 possible combinations of positions you could be applying for!!

If you are interested, please send a platform (why you want the position, your qualifications, etc.) for each position you’re applying for to Rachel by March 18. It is suggested that meet with the person currently holding the position you are applying for, and for this information as well as info on what is expected by each member of SWE exec, please head to .

GBM: Bookbagging Advice for the Fall

When: Sunday, March 18, 6pm

Where: Bryan Center Meeting Room B

Our next general body meeting will have a Bookbagging theme. If you would like the perspective of an older student who’s been through it all, or help on deciding what classes to put in your bookbag, then please come!

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