California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
30 August 2011
In This Issue
• Join a Cal Poly SWE Committee!
• WOW Volunteer Opportunities
• SWE Social Network
• SWE Merchandise for Sale
• College Opinion—Top Textbook Websites
• Amateur Radio Club – Certification/Testing Session
• Engineering Student Scholarship Available: Deadline September 30th
• Raytheon Career/Internship Opportunities
• Walt Disney Intern/Co Op Opportunities
• Alumni Mailing List
• SWEmail Email Address Update – How to remove yourself from the SWEmail mailing list
Important Upcoming Dates
12-17 September: WOW Week
18 September: WOW Block Party. Come visit the SWE Booth!
19 September: First day of Fall Quarter
25 September: SWE Sibling Social Event – Invite Only
28 September: SWE General Meeting: Freshman Involvement, Sign up for Membership, SWE Committees, Purchase SWE Merchandise
5 October: SWE General Meeting: Team Tech
Join a Cal Poly SWE Committee!
Are you interested in getting more involved? Looking for a commitment that requires only a couple hours every week? If so, SWE Committees are for you! SWE is beginning to create committees, a way for members to become involved without becoming an officer. Each committee is centered on a specific event or interest—almost guaranteed there is a committee for you! If you are interested in joining a committee, please contact the committee chair with your contact information and interests.
• Corporate Relations
Assist Committee Chair with Corporate Contacts and organizing Cal Poly SWE Corporate Database. Lindsay Kammeier firstname.lastname@example.org
• WOW, Ms. Engineer and Open House
Plan WOW events, eWeek event (Ms. Engineer) and Open House events (Phone Bank, Club Block Party, EE/CPE Extravaganza, etc.). Katrina Watkins email@example.com
• Building an Engineer Day
Assist BAE Committee Chair in planning Fall and Spring BAE Day. Katrina Liu firstname.lastname@example.org
• High School Shadow
Assist HSS Committee Chair in planning HSS events. Cait Rahm email@example.com
• K-6 Events
Assist in planning elementary focused outreach events. Maiya Bourland firstname.lastname@example.org
Assist in selecting scholarship recipients. Heavy emphasis on Evening with Industry coordination. Stasia Newark email@example.com
• Evening with Industry
Plan and coordinate EWI, commitment heavy November-January. Hollie Kucera firstname.lastname@example.org and Karissa Watanable email@example.com
• Freshman Involvement
Plan Big/Little Sibling events. Coordinate freshman oriented events. Julianna Levy firstname.lastname@example.org
Create posters/flyers, update Facebook page, create tshirt and sweatshirt designs, occasionally post flyers around campus. Paul Armer email@example.com
• Fundraising and Merchandising
Contact sponsors, sell merchandise, create SWE merchandise. Ashley Parry firstname.lastname@example.org
WOW Volunteer Opportunities
Interested in recruiting future Cal Poly SWE members? Opportunities to volunteer include:
• Speaking to freshman via Department Meetings
• Club Showcase Booth
If you would like to help out, please contact Katrina Watkins email@example.com
SWE Social Network
Cal Poly SWE has updated its social network! If you aren’t already become a friend of SWE on the new Facebook, add us! https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002590273840
All SWEmail will now be posted on a blog. Check it out! http://calpolyswemail.blogspot.com/.
SWE MERCHANDISE FOR SALE
SWE sweatshirts are in the making. Prices TBD. Design motif: embroidered SWE lettering across the front in block letters, smaller embroidery below includes “Society of Women Engineers” and “San Luis Obispo.” Detail to follow in next SWEmail.
SWE shirts are available for purchase in the new SWE Office for $12 each or 2 for $20.
SWE cups and bags are also available. Ranging from $3 - $10 we have coffee cups, bags,
thermal cups and water bottles.
All items will be available for purchase at the first SWE General Meeting on September 28th.
College Opinion -- Top Textbook Websites
1. Groupon Textbooks.com
Just recently launched, GrouponTextbooks.com proves to become one of the hottest textbook websites this Fall, giving up to 95% savings! The way it works is that it groups orders in bulk and thus offers great discounts. It emails a quote for all renting, buying and selling textbooks.
With BookRenter.com you can save up to 75% by renting college textbooks. The rental process is simple, fast and affordable. Standard shipping is FREE (both ways).
ValoreBooks is a fast growing textbook rental and sale service. Great rental service with more than 9 million books in their catalogue. Savings go up to 90%. The consumer cost scored on average 60% less than Chegg in our survey. Free shipping both ways.
Amateur Radio Club – Certification/Testing Session
The Cal Poly Amateur Radio Club's fall quarterly test session will take place on Saturday, October 1st. Location is TBD, likely 20-140. The ham cram starts at 8am and is $25 (which includes a packet of the test bank, snacks, and the examination fee). Otherwise, you can sign up for just the examination for $15 and show up at 4pm. Please bring a pencil, SSN (card not necessary), and 2 forms of ID. Details, updates, and sign-ups at http://w6bhz.org. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions. Practice tests are available at http://qrz.com/stest2.html (first-time licensees should take the Technician exam).
Engineering Student Scholarship Available: Deadline September 30th
I wanted to let you know about the AfterCollege Engineering Student Scholarship. This $500 scholarship is awarded every quarter. Apply once, and you are automatically eligible for future disbursements of this scholarship.
The short online application can be found here: http://www.aftercollege.com/content/article/aftercollege_engineering_student_scholarship/
Students pursuing a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctorate in a field of engineering are eligible. Winners will be announced 30 days after the deadline.
Best of luck!
Raytheon Career/Internship Opportunities
Raytheon will be opening our requisitions/job listings on 9/1/11 (well before you all start at Cal Poly) so that needs to get out to your membership ASAP. These will be for full time and internships (internships for Summer 2012). As we are a nationwide company, when we open our reqs this early we get a slew of folks applying from all the other colleges -- and we want Cal Poly students to be aware and apply ASAP.
We will also be at the Career Fair on 10.13, but if your membership is interested in the wide range of all aspects of the analysis, design, creation, manufacturing of engineering electronics that Raytheon is engaged in please do not wait for the Career Fair and apply to our open jobs starting 9/1.
The reqs can be found at www.rayjobs.com/campus and questions can be directed at myself, or my Talent Acquisition Rep, Ms. Aura Morris.
Raytheon will have positions in pretty much all the College of Engineering disciplines with the greatest demand in EE, CS, CPE, IME, AERO.
Sr. Manager Engineering
Raytheon, Space and Airborne Systems
Software Engineering Center
Walt Disney Intern/Co Op Opportunities
Walt Disney Parks and Resorts is currently looking for Industrial Engineering co-ops and interns with a wide range of experience and immediate availability.
The Industrial Engineering and Workforce Management teams at Disneyland® Resort and Walt Disney World® Resort provide analytical decision-making support to executive management and operations. They handle multiple project assignments on an ongoing basis that contribute to improvements in Guest Satisfaction, Cast Excellence and/or operational/financial results. To learn more about what Industrial Engineers do for the Disney Parks around the world, we invite you to view a video ( http://www.iienet2.org/media/disney/flowplayer.htm ) created to provide a glimpse at the exciting work Industrial Engineers do every day.
We are looking for strong candidates who have a passion for Industrial Engineering and Disney. We need candidates who are versed in all areas of Industrial Engineering...from capacity/demand analysis to simulation/OR to process improvement. They must also have strong interpersonal skills since we are internal consultants at Disney and must be able to interact with all levels of the organization.
Co-op/Internship – must be currently enrolled in an Industrial Engineering or related program with an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher. Note that Disneyland ® Resort and Walt Disney World® Resort have available intern/co-op positions year round (Summer, Fall/Winter, Spring).
Proof of eligibility for employment within the United States on a permanent basis is required for all positions.
Here’s how to apply:
• Interested candidates for CO-OP/INTERNSHIP Opportunities should email resume and cover letter to email@example.com AND indicate a work location preference in the email for Disneyland® Resort (Anaheim, CA) or Walt Disney World® Resort (Orlando, FL)
• Submit an online application at www.disneyinterns.com
• For priority consideration, please apply by September 17, 2011
Alumni Mailing List
If you recently graduated (or are a Cal Poly Alum and haven’t done so already) please join our Alumni Database! Please contact Sarah Kuehn firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the Alum Database.
SWEmail Email Address Update – How to remove yourself from the SWEmail mailing list
If you would like to be removed from the SWEmail mailing list, please email email@example.com. Be sure to include all addresses you would like to have removed from the mailing list.
If you have recently requested to be removed but are still receiving SWEmail, please be sure to resend a request. Be sure to include all possible email addresses that the SWEmail may be sent to.