Professional Development

Upcoming Events:

Negotiating Job Offers Workshop

Date: 2/19/20
Time: 6-7PM
Location: Engineering Hall, 1415 Engineering Dr. Room 1610

Description: This workshop will focus on the aspect of negotiating job offers in the professional world. In collaboration with the UW Engineering Career Services team, a brief presentation by John Archambault will be given in addition to an interactive activity and practice. Noodles and Company will be provided! As always, you are encouraged to attend whether or not you are apart of SWE. Contact Maggie Gehling at with any questions!

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.

Contact Information:

Stephanie Wu, Vice President of External Relations

Meet the 2019-20 Professional Development Chair!

Maggie Gehling

My name is Maggie Gehling and I am the Professional Development Officer for SWE. I am a current Sophomore at UW Madison studying Chemical Engineering. I am excited to be a leader in SWE throughout the upcoming year and to create opportunities for motivated women to thrive! Apart from SWE I am involved in numerous other activities; I dedicate time to youth ministry, intramural sports, and have spent time up-starting my own campus business @kissed.thrift on Instagram. This Summer I will begin my first internship at Procter & Gamble within their Research and Development division.


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

As a part of SWE Week, SWE had its first event with the help of Rockwell Automation! Rockwell representatives gave a very helpful presentation on “Do’s and Do-not’s” for your first job or internship.

Communication Skills in the Workplace with Westwood

Westwood engineers discussed strategies for effective communication in the workplace.

LinkedIn Strategies Workshop with Woodward

Members learned about strategies for managing your LinkedIn profile from an engineering manager at Woodward! She discussed topics spanning from photos to making posts. It was an interactive evening where members were encouraged to give input and ask questions.

Thanks to our Fall 2019 Professional Development Officer, Elaine Jarosz, for all her hard work this semester!

Rockwell Automation Event

Rockwell Automation Event - Do's & Do-not's For Your First Job or Internship