In November, we held our 3rd Annual Industry Panel, an event that promotes meaningful networking between students and professionals while exposing them to the myriad of professional opportunities available to them beyond school. With 225 attendees, $8500 raised, and 16 panelists, including two distinguished keynote speakers, this past year’s event was the largest of its kind and we are honored to contribute to future success of our members.
This year, our Annual Fall Industry Panel was an absolute success and brought in over 225 attendees! At the start of 2017, the planning committee began our search, ultimately selecting 16 leaders in various chemical engineering industries across the nation. In the months to follow, we worked hard to arrange travel plans, procure sponsorship, and spread the word to both UW students and the greater Seattle community. Having the opportunity to be a part of an event of this caliber, as well as, hearing the positive feedback from both attendees and speakers was well worth every second of preparation. Thanks to overwhelming support of volunteers, sponsors, and numerous department members, WChE was able to host one very insightful and memorable evening. I am excited to see what next year will bring!
“It was really inspiring to see so many motivated students! It makes me so happy to see that the representation is increasing and it’s done so in such a positive and inclusive way. Looking forward to the pipeline of STEM representation phasing in diversity to the workplace.”