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Professional Development

About Professional Development

The Professional Development officers host events 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















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

We, the PD Co-Chairs, will be holding office hours to assist members with resumes and linked-ins. Whether you are getting started with your resumes or just need them to be reviewed, we are here to help you with the process!


Our office hours will be held biweekly on Mondays from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm at Zach (TBA). We would love to see you there!

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Gimena Ceja

Howdy! My name is Gimena Ceja and I am a general engineering major from Jewett, TX. I started my SWE career as a member of the freshmen Professional Development group, SWElites. As a sophomore I decided to come back as a SWElites Co-Chair and now am going for a third year as a Professional Development co-chair for SWE. I have really enjoyed my time here and the friendships I have gotten to make through the organization. I really enjoy watching movies and listening to music in my free time, and although not a coffee addict, you can sometimes find me with a Starbucks refresher in hand so feel free to come up and say hi!

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Mia Horton

Howdy! My name is Mia Horton and I am a Sophomore in Industrial and Systems engineering from Houston, TX. My journey with SWE started with SWElites freshman year, I was in the Professional Development Committee. In my free time, my hobbies include reading, thrifting, baking, cooking, and watching tv shows/movies. I’m excited to serve as the Professional Development Co-Chair and help SWE’s professional growth and development this semester!

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