On September 21, 2013, SWE Region E’s top leaders converged in the Washington D.C. area for the Region E Leadership Summit. The annual event, usually held in August or September, is an opportunity to discuss goals and expectations as sections and as a region for the year. In addition, attendees share best practices, questions, and feedback on section and region activities. The summit was a great chance to network and meet other SWE leaders from around the Mid-Atlantic area.
Guests in attendance spanned all areas of Region E leadership, including region officers, professional and collegiate section presidents, Member-At-Large (MAL) representatives, and the Region Collegiate Team (RCT).
The best activities during the summit were the ones that were the most interactive: open-forum discussions sparked exchange of ideas ranging from managing underperforming leaders to obtaining and keeping sponsors, and speed mentoring allowed younger and more experienced SWE members to interact, bond, and learn from each other.
For anyone passionate about nurturing their SWE career and fostering meaningful connections with fellow members, the Region E Leadership Summit is the perfect venue.
— Nicole Woon, Region E Collegiate Communications Editor and University of Pennsylvania SWE President