Professional Development

Upcoming Events

All SWE events prior to April 10th have been canceled due to the recent COVID-19 developments. More information regarding events after April 10th will be available in the upcoming weeks.

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