Committees and Women in Engineering

If you’re interested in getting more involved in SWE, join one of our committees! It looks great on your resume and you’ll meet some amazing people. Currently the outreach and professional development committees are both looking for new members. Here is a little bit about what they do.

Outreach committee

Want to put in some volunteer hours? Looking to inspire young girls to study science and engineering? Enjoy planning hands-on events? Then Outreach! committee is for you.  Jump right into preparations for upcoming Robots Rock Jr on Nov 7, planning for Robots Rock in February, organizing small group outreach, and Day in the Life.  Contact Steffi at or

Professional Development Committee

The PDC works to help prepare our members for a successful career in engineering. We plan and host an annual networking dinner, Evening with Industry, resume workshops, and mock interview sessions. This year we’ll also be venturing out for company tours, and bringing in speakers for workplace advice. We’d love to have you on our planning team! Please email Laura at for more information.

Also, on Nov 12th there is a Women in Engineering Social from 4:00-5:30 pm. You can find out more about this event, learn about Women in Engineering, and sign up for their email list here.

Opportunities of the Week – Oct 26th

Internship Opportunities

Northrup Grumman is looking for interns for their Clearfield, UT and are especially interested in SWE members. The link with information about internships is below, and you can contact Eric Leary at with your resume.

General Atomics—Software Engineering Intern:

Focus Engineering and Surveying Civil Engineering Intern:

BioFire Mechanical Engineering Intern:

Rio Tinto Chemical Engineering Intern:

Job Opportunities

“Lakeview Hospital is now looking to hire scribes to work with their emergency medicine physicians on a part-time basis.  This opportunity is second to none for pre-health students and recent graduates working to improve their resumes for medical or other professional health school.  Some scribe programs see over 90% of its participants get accepted into an MD school, as it provides hands-on experience on the front lines of healthcare, multiple resources for letters of recommendation, and in-depth medical training.  The scribe will primarily be assisting the physician with documentation, but will also be expected to check in on patients to assess their ongoing needs, notify the physician when lab and x-ray results have returned, and assist with work flow in the ER.

The position is expected to require at least a one year commitment at around 15hrs/week.  The scribe will be compensated $10-12/hr.  We are anticipating hiring in the next two weeks.  Please send your resume to Dr Justin Pearson at immediately to apply.

Scholarship Opportunities

The Women’s Resource Center has undergraduate scholarships available for Spring 2015 semester.  Our Osher Re-entry and Boundless Opportunity scholarships are for all genders and students can be enrolled either full-time or part-time.  Must be over the age of 25, have a GPA of 2.7 or greater and be working towards their first undergraduate degree.

Volunteer Opportunities:

Girl Scout Night Jr. – November 7th

Utah Science Olympiad: Volunteers needed for the Utah Science Olympiad for the science festival! November 4th 3-5:30 at the Lied Boy and Girls Club. Register at: For more information email


Career Services is having our annual Boot Camp on October 28th and October 29th this year. Come to one of our crash courses to start building outstanding resumes and cover letters for your professional toolkit, master job search and networking strategies, prepare to deliver a knock-out interview, and see how graduate school fits into the equation. The only way things could be any better is if there was pizza… and yes, we’ve got that too! Boot camps will be held on:

Tuesday Oct. 28 at from 4:00 to 7:00 pm

Wednesday, Oct. 29 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm

Pick the night that works best with your schedule, and secure your spot today by emailing with your RSVP!  Just include your name, unid, and indicate which day you’d like to attend Boot Camp.

Fall Break Updates

Happy Fall Break! 

Remember to register to volunteer for Girl Scout Night Jr. here.
This year’s theme is Robots Rock and it will be held Friday, Nov 7th at 6pm.

Also a tip for when school starts up again, SWE leadership tutors in the Warnock Engineering tutoring center (in WEB across from the deans office) The schedule is posted on the glass with subjects and times those tutors are available or reply to this email with subjects you are interested in and we can also provide that information. (All tutoring in the Engineering Tutoring center is free of charge).

Mechanical Engineering Internship:
Company: Ovivo
They design products for water treatment plants. The main task will be creating and editing 3D models and putting them on drawings, and organizing the associated bill of materials.

Best Friends Animal Society Volunteering
Best Friends Animal Society is having their annual No Kill Utah event and they still need volunteers! If you interested please register at

Resume Workshop and other happenings

Resume Workshop Oct14SWE is hosting a Resume Workshop this Monday, October 5th! 
5 pm in WEB 1230.
Come fine tune your resume before you start applying for internships!
See this flier, and there will be free food!
Out next big outreach event, Girl Scout Night Jr. is coming up. If you’re interested in volunteering register at
The event is November 7th at 6 pm in the Warnock Engineering Building. It is a great event and a lot of fun.
Founders Day Scholarship – Deadline November 3rd
The Alumni Association is accepting applications from current students for the 2015 Founders Day Scholarship for full tuition for the 2015-2016 academic year. We are looking for an outstanding student who has made contributions to the University and the community and who has overcome difficult circumstances or challenges.
In addition, we will award at least six $4,000 Achievement Scholarships from the pool of Founders Day Scholarship applicants.
Alumni Association scholarship applications are available online at

Updates of the Week – Sep 27th

We had a great Evening with Industry event this Wednesday. You can look at a few photos from the event here and on our facebook page.

On Friday, girls scouts grades 2-5 came to the Exploring CHEMS workshop hosted by SWE. They learned about engineering while enjoying activities such as candy bar strength testing, cleaning up an oil spill, and making bioplastic.

Our next outreach event will be Robots Rock: Girl Scout Night Jr. Register to volunteer here. 

Job Opportunities

Goldman Sachs has many recruiting events.

General Motors has a meet and greet event Sept 29, 5-6:30 pm. It will be held in Spencer Fox Eccles Business Building, room 7180.

Updates of the Week – September 20th, 2014

SWE Upcoming Events

Evening with Industry is this Wednesday, September 24th. Preregistration is now closed, but you can still come at 6pm to get one of the few remaining spots. Tickets will be $12 at the door.

Materials Science Engineering and Chemical Engineering Girl Scout Patch Workshop: We will have 50 girl scouts coming on September 26th to learn about MSE and ChemE and we still need more volunteers from 5pm-8:30pm! We will be doing fun activities like making bioplastic, cleaning up oil spills, and testing candy bars.
If you are interested in volunteering please fill out the volunteer form and you will be contacted:
Company Visits
Sandia National Labs:
Information Session Monday September 22nd at 3 pm in SSB 380. Food will be provided!
Goldman Sachs:
Event for Women in Technology
9/24/2014 6-8 pm Bill and Pat Child Community Hall, Room 7170 & 7189

Other Events

Student Survival Skills Workshops: there are upcoming events on Test Taking. More information here. 

Free Kaplan Practice Test September 20th. Tests offered:  MCAT (current)-10:00 AM, GRE-10:00 AM, LSAT-10:30 AM. Visit for more information.

Updates of the Week – September 13th

SWE Events Sign up for Evening with Industry on the 24th. Some companies spots are filling up fast so make sure you reserve your seat soon.

Screen Shot 2014-09-12 at 12.53.29 PMJoin fellow engineers at Glendale Middle School for Legacy of Lowell service day on September 20th.

SWE will be hosting a Girl Scout Patch Workshop on Chemical Engineering and Materials Science on the 26th and would love to have you volunteer!

Scholarships has scholarships with a deadline of September 30th.


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Sandia National Laboratories will be on campus on September 22nd, 23rd, and 24th. Here is the flyer with all of their information.
Edwards Lifesciences will be coming to campus on September 23rd for the Science and Engineering Career Fair
  • Technical Development Program: This 18-month, full-time, broad spectrum rotational program offers four hands-on work rotations that deliver multi-product exposure across all businesses and functions.
  • University Engineering ProgramGain a highly-focused specialization in one of four business units: Cardiac Surgery Systems, Critical Care, Heart Valve Therapy, or Transcatheter Heart Valves.

They invite students at UofU to submit their resume to be considered for their on-campus interview sessions. When you apply, you’ll automatically be considered for both programs. The deadline date to submit your resume through your career center will be midnight on Friday, September 26, 2014.

Goldman Sachs
The Goldman Sachs Finance division is hosting a networking event on Tuesday, October 7, inviting potential 2015 full-time analyst candidates in the Salt Lake City area. The goal of the event is to identify strong candidates for our 2015 full-time roles within the Credit Risk team.
Interested candidates to apply for this event at
The Navy
They will be presenting on September 22nd at noon in the Meldrum Civil Engineering Building – Layton Auditorium.