Category: GBMs

GBM Agenda: Mon 9-23-13

Duke Society of Women Engineers

Executive Council Meeting

9/23/2013 6:00pm Social Sciences 113

President (Izzy)

–       Pratt in Focus – October 19, 1-2:15
–       CMA funding for second semester
–       SWE Calendar/Duke Groups

Outreach Officer (Ife)
–       Boeing fellows program – $4,000 – contact
–       Habitat for humanity build  – 10/19  – Sign up before too late (see digest)
–       Technoquest – 11/16 – Sign ups live this week (see digest)

Industry and Alumni Relations Officer (Shanice)
–       SWE Tailgate Saturday

Academic and Professional Development Officer (Crystal)
–       NC State Career Fair – check digest or email for more info

Public Relations Officer (Lucy)
–       Shirts! 5$ for national SWE members and 10$ otherwise, cash only

Social Events Officer (Michelle)
–       Social chair updates

Webmaster (Maggie)
–       Like our Facebook page! (and tell your friends to as well!)

Vice President (Victoria)
–       Conference Information

9/17 GBM: BD Diagnostics

BD Diagnostics will be attending our GBM on the 17th and will give a short presentation on the company and the positions for which it is recruiting at Duke. The positions are in the Manufacturing Development Program (MDP) and Information Technology Leadership Program (ITLP). There will also be an info session on the 20th for BD that SWE is cohosting with Duke ACM (thats Association for Computing Machinery) which we are waiting on times/locations for.


Welcome [back] to Duke and SWE!

We hope everyone has had an amazing summer and is geared up and ready for the start of another year!  SWE has a lot of amazing things in the works for the upcoming year, and we cannot wait for everyone to get involved.


First up is the activities fair THIS Friday!  We are still in need of some volunteers to help us table at the Activities Fair this Friday.   Please sign up for 30 minute shifts using the Google Doc sent out in this week’s digest.  Volunteers will receive a free “I <3 SWE” shirt to wear during their shift!  If you sign up and do not already own a shirt, please email Cheryl at with your shirt size.  If you did not receive an email with the weekly digest, but would like to, please email Lucy at


Following the activities fair on Friday, SWE will be kicking off the year with our annual dinner to welcome freshmen.  All are welcome to come join SWE and the class of 2016!  This is a great chance to meet up with all of your favorite SWEeties and to meet all of our newest additions.  Meet at the Blackwell Arch directly after the Activities Fair (6:15PM), and everyone will walk over to grab dinner together on Ninth Street.  Depending on the size of the group, we’ll split off into two groups for dinner: Elmo’s and Bali Hai.


And last but certainly not least, our first GBM will take place on Monday, September 3 from 6-7PM in Soc Psych 129.  Please join us to welcome our new members and meet the newest Executive Board and stay for our annual SWEet Tooth Social where you can stay and meet your SWE Buddy after a long summer!  There will be Free Food AND Free T-Shirts! <3


Where is Soc Psych?  Soc Psych building is on the main quad. Take a right when facing the chapel and then stay on the right side of the quad. Soc Psych is the last building on the right before the quad dead-ends at the Duke Hospital/Medical School.

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!

GBM: Women in the Workplace

February 26.  Isabelle has organized a GBM with a “Women in the Workplace” theme for us.

This week we will also be discussing “Women in the Workplace” with Dr. Martha Reeves, an expert on the study of women in the workplace who is president and CEO of her own consulting firm and co-director of the Markets and Management Studies Certificate here at Duke. Come learn how she sees women in the workplace, or ask a question to someone in the know with consulting and the MMS Certificate!

Interested in Study Abroad?

Several of our section members have studied abroad and all have loved their experiences.  Our VP, Robyn, participated in Duke in Madrid and did not take any engineering classes there.  Our Academic and Professional Development chair, Kimmie, went to the University of New South Wales in Australia for a semester and did take some engineering classes there.  Other members have studied at University of Queensland in Australia and in Stockholm, Sweden, among other places.  If you are interested, have questions, and/or don’t know where to start, feel free to contact Rachel Fleming and she can put you in contact with a member who has studied abroad.

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

First GBM of the NEW Semester!

Welcome back!  Our first general body meeting of the first semester will be held on Monday, January 16 from 5-6p in Bryan Center Meeting Room B.  Please keep in mind that this meeting is on a Monday, and is on MLK Day aka no classes 🙂  The theme will be internship tips–just in time for all of the career events coming up and to aid you in finding the perfect summer opportunity for yourself.  We hope to see you there!

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