Get Involved

We have many ways to get involved with SWE for both students and alumni. We offer a variety of committees and apprenticeships, and events for our alumni. Sign up for our weekly SWEMail to get all the updates!



For Students



For students, the best way to get involved in SWE at UC Berkeley is to join a committee or become an apprentice. In addition, we have a variety of social and professional events we host for students, as well as volunteering opportunities. Every month, we have a general meeting which is open to all students which serves as a great way to meet the officers and learn more about the SWE community.






Committees


Officers: Sarina Xin and Teresa Yang
Email: ucb.swe.pr@gmail.com
The public relations committee helps keep everyone informed about SWE’s events and opportunities. Members of the committee will be helping with the weekly SWEmail, Facebook events and covers, flyers, and organizing design workshops. Consider joining the public relations committee if you have an interest in design, communications, or anything public relations related! Experience with Illustrator or other relevant tools is preferred but not at all required.
Officer: Kathleen Chang
The historian committee takes photos and videos at SWE events of the members and activities. At the end of the school year, we will assemble a scrapbook with all the photos. It is a great way to meet the members, participate in the events, and the time commitment is based on the amount of time you have to commit.
Officer: Veena Narashiman
The Mentorship Committee will help the Liaison organize Mentor/Mentee Kickoffs, guide the mentees to make productive use of all mentor sessions, and foster a attitude of communal growth. Mentorship hosts both the professional Mentorship and the SWEster program, and thus committee members will be responsible for managing the logistics, publicity, and personal relations of each event. You'll be emailing dozens of professional women in the Bay Area, and this is a fantastic opportunity to expand your network and learn more about what engineering looks like from your peers and beyond. If you're interested in supporting women in Engineering, you're in the right place!
Officers: Megan Handley and Ian Rodney
The Shadow an Engineer program matches students an externship over Spring break with a company that matches their professional interests. Companies include Accenture Labs, Cisco Systems, NetApp, and many more. No experience required and snacks included! Roles include corporate relations, student relations, and public relations.
Officers: Erin Song and Asena Yildiz
Term: Spring
Startup Spring is a series of career and recruiting events connecting startups with students interested in working in the startup environment. We are partnering with organizations to promote women founders and women in tech. As part of our committee you’ll be able to gain event planning experience, expose yourself to the Startup environment, and network with organizations, from startups to accelerators.
Officers: Yingying Chen and Zoe Husted
Term: Spring
The Career Options committee aims to expose engineering students to career paths other than traditional engineering roles in industry. We will be hosting a series of events throughout the spring semester, each covering an alternative career path (i.e. consulting, entrepreneurship, etc.). Committee members will be responsible for corporate relations, organizing logistics, and PR for their event. We are looking for enthusiastic members who are interested in exploring their own options for their career path as well as members who are interested in event planning and personal/professional development.
Term: Fall
EWI is our premier networking event, and last year, we hosted more than 130 of UC Berkeley's best and brightest engineering students to meet with companies from all different engineering disciplines. EWI connect employers to students on a more personal and professional level through a career fair and a sit-down dinner. Join the EWI committee!
Term: Fall
The Professional Development Month committee is responsible for organizing Professional Development Month, a month long series of career development workshops (each partnered with an engineering company) aimed to prepare students seeking career experience. Committee members will be responsible for managing the logistics, publicity, and corporate relations of each event. We highly recommend this committee to anyone interested in event planning (you will be responsible for managing specific events as "day heads") and corporate relations!
Officers: Amanda Guan and Cynthia Tien
We're focused this semester on helping students get involved with STEM advocacy at the local, state, and federal levels. Committee members will be expected to attend weekly meetings, and help plan workshops that occur every two weeks.
Officer: Karina Martinez
Are you passionate about gender equity and inclusion and want to take measures in tackling the challenges faced by women in STEM? Want to learn how to engage with your peers and professionals to advocate for a more inclusive environment? Apply to be a part of the Equity and Inclusion Committee! This would be an amazing opportunity for you to gain key communication and professional skills and more importantly, make the move towards creating a more inclusive environment for us all!
Officers: Cheljea Jang and Malvika Singhal
Term: Spring
Email: ucb.swe.admit@gmail.com
The Overnight Host Program Committee is responsible for overseeing the day-long event that gives incoming female engineers their first experience as a UC Berkeley Engineer on campus. Responsibilities range from emailing professors to invite them to events, helping match hosts with students that will stay on campus with current female engineering students, and designing our new logo for the year! This is a wonderful opportunity if you have been positively affected by OHP yourself and/or are looking for a way to give back to the community that made you feel a part of the College of Engineering your freshman year. We look forward to meeting you and working with you as part of the SWE OHP committee.
Officer: Lavanya Vijayan
Email: swenext.berkeley@gmail.com
SWENext aims to encourage high school females to explore STEM and consider a STEM career by helping them establish SWENext clubs at their high schools. We provide students with resources to help them navigate high school, college, and career planning. We also have a mentorship program that connects high schoolers with undergraduate mentors to advise, support, and inspire them to pursue their interests in STEM. Join SWENext committee to be part of a community that works with youth to increase representation in STEM fields!
Officers: Celestina Calarde and Annabel Yau
Term: Fall and Spring
Team Tech is a national competition run by SWE and sponsored by Boeing in which a team at school works with an industry partner on a project. The company and project is of each team’s choosing. Teams are evaluated both on the end product quality and the ability of the team to work together. Project proposals may be submitted during the fall semester after which teams may begin their work. The final report is due at the end of the spring semester, and the presentations occur at the SWE fall conference.


Apprentices


Officer: Samantha Torres
Email: ucb.swe.social@gmail.com
Do you want an opportunity to get more involved in SWE by giving back to its members? Being an apprentice for the social committee allows you the opportunity to foster a stress-free environment, with guaranteed laughter and smiles. Help coordinate fun activities with the Membership Director. It is a great stepping stone into becoming a more active SWEster and be able to see a behind-the-scene glimpse in the planning process.
Officer: Allison Nguyen
The Intersocietal Apprentice will help the Intersocietal Chair organize and implement creative social events for SWE and between other engineering organizations. The Intersocietal Apprentice and Intersocietal Chair will work together to foster an attitude of communal growth and work to maintain SWE’s social presence in the engineering community. Some events that the apprentice will be responsible for planning with the Chair will include the Professor’s Lunch, an intersocietal trivia night, and other fun intersocietal events, such as a potential DIY Boba Bar! This apprenticeship will be a great way to obtain invaluable event planning experience, while having fun and meeting fellow engineers, as well!


Volunteering


Officer: Yukai Tomsovic
Email: swe.miniu@gmail.com
Mini-University is a free one-day event on March 15th designed to encourage underserved bay-area 9th-11th grade students to pursue careers in STEM and is open to all genders. As a volunteer you will be leading students on lab tours, helping with hands-on engineering activities, and sharing your engineering experiences with the high schoolers. If you are interested in helping out with a specific component such as through a 15 minute lightning talk, student panel, or have other ideas for how you would like to help out (ex. activity ideas or labs we could tour), join the Mini-U committee!
Officers: Michelle Liu and Yena Kim
SWE Outreach organizes a variety of STEM activities and events for K-5 students, including two primary programs – Science Saturdays and the Parent Education Program. Science Saturdays is a program offered to 4th and 5th grade students that provides them with a great opportunity to develop their intellectual curiosities through creative projects and find out more about what it’s like to be an engineer. The Parent Education Program seeks to provide parents with more resources and information on how to support their child’s pursuit of STEM. Outreach is also involved in organizing and/or attending many other events on campus or at local K-12 Schools that help promote STEM education to more diverse groups of young students.
Officers: Katlyn Ho and Jessica Au
Email: swe.highschool.outreach@gmail.com
HSEP (High School Engineering Program) works to enrich high school students' understanding and range of experience with different engineering disciplines, and inspire them to continue to pursue STEM in whatever capacity that suits them. This program runs for 10 weeks on Saturdays from 10AM to 1PM. Mentors are expected to be there half an hour before and after the start of the program for set up and clean up.
Officers: Bijal Patel and Maitri Shah
SWE++ is a 10 week course that aims to provide introductory programming skills to 30 local middle girls. The first 9 weeks covers an interactive curriculum in Scratch and Python that our teachers and volunteers create and teach. The final week of the course is a full day of coding and engineer workshops called Code Day. Unlike the previous 9 weeks, Code Day is open to up to 100 girls in the area, allowing more girls access to a hands-on experience with technology.
Term: Fall
Email: swe.engineering.day@gmail.com
Engineering Day is a fun event in October for K-3rd graders. There will be numerous booths featuring different hands-on activities that the students are able to try out for themselves. It is a fun opportunity for students to explore science and engineering concepts with a fun Halloween theme! Around 100 students are expected, as well as their chaperones, and they’ll be able to wander around, trying out the different activities in a casual, carnival style.







For Alumni



Our alumni go on to successful careers in all fields of engineering, and become role models and mentors for current undergraduate students. Alumni can stay in touch with UCB SWE through our alumni newsletter, our LinkedIn presence, and more. Alumni near Berkeley are also invited to the several alumni socials we hold each semester. In addition, many alumni choose to stay involved with the national Society of Women Engineers as professional members.



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Check out the Alumni Mentorship Database




Become a National Member



Collegiate to Career (C2C)
For a one-time $50 payment, collegiate members can secure a SWE membership for their collegiate years through the first year they qualify for professional grade membership.
Collegiate
SWE Membership is available for $20 to college students majoring in engineering and must be renewed annually to obtain membership benefits.
Joint
Take advantage of a reduced joint membership rate when you join both SWE and one of these three professional organizations: The American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES), the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), and the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE).
Perks
Discounts on SWE events (EWI, etc.), discounts on SWE apparel (shirts, etc.), ability to attend SWE National Conference, ability to attend SWE Local Conferences, access to Webinars, applicable to apply to SWE scholarships, strong network of women engineers from academia, government and industry, corporate representatives, government officials, etc.