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Happy new year, everyone!  We hope you had a bright and happy holiday season and we’re excited about the busy year ahead.  We’ll be starting the year off with our monthly professional development meeting: “Forging Pathways to Leadership.”  Are you curious about what HR looks for in employees? Do you want to develop your leadership skills? Then RSVP to attend just joint professional development meeting with Dallas SWE and UTD SWE! We will hear a great presentation from Sam Dwinell, the Vice-President of Human Resources for Texas Instruments!

When: Wednesday, January 22, 2014.  Networking begins at 6pm, main event begins at 6:30pm.

Where: UTD Campus, Naveen Jindal School of Management, Executive Dining Room, 1.606 (click for map).

Cost: FREE for students, $5 for SWE members, $10 for non-members

Registration: Please RSVP at the Eventbrite registration page (click here) no later than January 20.

samanthandwinellAbout the Speaker: As Vice President of Human Resources, Samantha Dwinell leads TI’s global talent management function, ensuring that TI has a continual pipeline of diverse internal and external talent ready and committed to meeting TI business needs. Her areas of expertise include organizational change, organization development, leadership development, coaching, communications, employee engagement, and talent management. Samantha has a strong background in global HR, including direct experience managing HR in foreign locations.


There are also a number of events coming up in the next few months.  For details on the events listed below, visit our Calendar page where you can bring up more information from our Google calendar.  Save these dates!

January 23: Expo Experts Engineering and Technology Career Expo
January 25: SciGirls Outreach Training Event (SOLD OUT, but there’s another being hosted in Killeen on January 17 if you just can’t miss it!)
January 30: ASCE, SWE, AWWA, and SWE Younger Members Happy Hour
February 7-9: Region C Annual Conference – Click here to visit the event’s website and to register.
February 16-22: National Engineers Week
February 18: She Networks, She Wins! at SMU
March 18: Dallas SWE Monthly meeting
March 29: Design Your World at UNT

Also, we’ve added a couple of new events and job openings to our Careers page so if you or someone you know is looking for engineering opportunities, please go take a look.   That’s about it for now!  Stay tuned for updates on these and other events throughout the winter and spring.

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