Professional Development

Upcoming Events

Do’s & Do-not’s for your First Job or Internship

As a part of SWE Week, join us for a professional development event with Rockwell Automation! Reps will be giving a presentation on “Do’s and Do-not’s” for your first job or internship. Noodles and Co will be provided. Contact Elaine Jarosz at with any questions!

When: Tuesday, September 24th

Where: Engineering Centers Building, Rockwell Automation Lab

Rockwell Automation

A Call for Company Involvement!

We are always looking for companies that are looking to be involved in our organization by hosting a professional development event. Event ideas include resume reviews, mock interview workshops, etiquette dinners, and informational sessions! Please reach out via email if you’d like to be involved.

Elaine Jarosz, 2019-20 Professional Development Chair

Meet the 2019-20 Professional Development Chair!

Elaine Jarosz

Hi, I am am Elaine Jarosz, this fall’s Professional Development Officer! I am looking forward to supporting our members in their efforts to reach their professional goals. I have completed four internships and understand the value added from these experiences. Last fall I studied abroad through the CoE in Copenhagen, Denmark!

A Year in Review!


    • SWE Week
      Events included an ice cream social at the terrace, a volleyball tournament and fundraiser with other student organizations, trivia at the Sett in Union South, and an Adventure Learning Programs (ALPs) team-building workshop!
    • Technical Workshops
      Students participated in workshops at the UW-Madison Technical Education and Manufacturing (TEAM) Lab and Makerspace. Check out what team members did at the TEAM Lab event here!


    • Career Fair Consulting Hour – Sunday, February 3rd
      This event allowed upperclassmen to provide career advice and knowledge to underclassmen.
    • Alumni Talks: Graduate School and the Academic Career with Laurel Hind, PHD – Wednesday, March 6th
      Dr. Laurel Hind attended UW-Madison and received her undergraduate degree in Chemical and Biological Engineering. She went on to study Biological Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania and is now back at UW Madison as a Postdoc. She returned to speak about her academic career path and how to develop a CV for graduate school, and gave advice to students on how a graduate degree can fit into career planning.
    • Fall 2019 Career Fair Prep Night – Tuesday, April 23rd
      With the Fall 2019 Career Fair approaching so quickly at the beginning of the school year, this event allowed students to get a head start on practicing for interviews, reviewing resumes, and other career prep. We had 5 companies attend including Alliant Energy, SC Johnson, Honeywell, Cargill, Georgia Pacific, and Flint Hills Resources.