SWEturday at Pune with leaders of tomorrow
The SWE India Pune Affiliate has a goal of mentoring engineering college students. The objective of this goal is to provide guidance to budding women engineers through various activities for successful launching into engineering and technology careers. This helps them to get introduced to people from various industries, be informed about new technologies, and learn upcoming trends. The goal is defined by topics like speed mentoring, campus to corporate transition, work readiness skills and technical lectures. Collaboration with Mentor Together is also being done in order to get a long term and defined outline for mentoring students.
This was the first Mentoring Event of the Affiliate organized on September 7 th, 2019 at the MIT College of Engineering, Pune. The Affiliate group along with Samruddhi Mangrulkar, SWE President, MIT WPU Affiliate, arranged a mentoring session for the college students to guide
them about the upcoming placement interviews and enlighten them about current trending technologies.
The session started with the Introduction of SWE Affiliate Pune team and their activities presented by Sayali Igave, Engineer at John Deere (India) and Lead for College mentoring goal at SWE Affiliate (FY2019-2020). The Agenda included Resume Writing and Interview Skills Training by Swathi Kesireddy, Talent Acquisition Specialist and Priyanka Karmakar, Talent Acquisition Manager from TomTom (India). This was then followed by a technical talk on 3D printing by Amita Golder, Engineer at John Deere (India). There was also a session on upcoming trends of Electrical & Autonomous Vehicle by Vidya Chavan, Engineering Manager at Black & Veatch Pvt Ltd (India).
Around 20 students attended this session wherein they got an opportunity to interact with SWE mentors and learn a lot about SWE as well as its activities. Positive feedback was received not only from students but also from professors. The students were eager to learn and looked forward to participating in more interactive sessions like these. The college expressed their gratitude honoring the SWE members with a memento, a frame of Dnyaneshwar Maharaj along with a shawl. The session ended on an informal note bidding farewell to students and looking forward to meeting them at SWE networking events.