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Professional Development

About Professional Development

From Site Visits to Dinner & Discussions, our Professional Development program consists of events that enhance our members' professionalism and prepare them for industry. 

Our Professional Development events are connected to the BuildU tracks, which cover skills that are crucial for engineers in professional settings.


SWE members who attend one event from each of the 4 tracks below are awarded an extra SWE point at the end of the semester

If you have a question about any of these events, please reach out to






Certification Series

In this BuildU Series, students will learn about different certifications they can earn to enhance their skills in professional environments. These include certifications through professional organizations as well as resources open to the public.

Find Your Fit Series

From hearing graduate students talk about what grad school has to offer, to listening to company representatives present about their workplace responsibilities and culture, this BuildU Series allows for students to receive insight into the potential pathways their careers may take.  

Technology Series

This BuildU Series teaches students how to put their engineering and management skills into practice through different workshops. From hands-on design problems to leadership skill development, this series allows students to learn about engineering in the workplace.

Soft Skills Series

Developing soft skills such as public speaking and conflict resolution will be taught in this BuildU Series. These skills are very important in the workplace and are very much needed in a career that requires proper communication and collaboration.

PD Office Hours

Our PD Officers will be holding office hours to assist members with resumes and LinkedIn profiles. Whether you are getting started with your resumes or just need them to be reviewed, we are here to help you with the process! We can also help with practicing for an interview, reviewing your ETAM essays, and more!


Our office hours will be held TBD at Zach. We would love to see you there!

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Ioana Sandu

Howdy! My name is Ioana Sandu and I am a senior electrical engineering major from Houston, Texas. I started my SWE journey in the SWElites Professional Development committee in which I went on to become the counselor the following year. I then went on to serve as PD Co-Chair and Peer Mentorship Co-Chair, and I am lucky to be able to serve as the Professional Development Co-Chair again! In my free time, I like to spend time with family and friends, watch movies, and learn languages! 


Meenalika Singh

Howdy! My name is Meenalika Singh and I am a junior computer science engineering student from Delhi, India. I started my SWE journey during my freshman year as a SWElite in the fundraiser committee, and then proceeded to become a counselor in my sophomore year for the same. SWE holds a special place in my heart, and I aspire to cultivate the same supportive atmosphere for others as the professional development officer this year.

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