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Leslie Gulledge (left) and Barbara Read (right) at the Engineering & Technology Career Expo, Jan 23, 2014.

The Dallas Section of the Society of Women Engineers supported the recent Engineering & Technology Career Expo held January 23, 2014 at the Richardson Civic Center. The Dallas Morning News, Monster, and Expo Experts, LLC presented the Career Expo. Requirements for attendees included a minimum of two years of experience in an Engineering or Technology field plus a related degree.

In addition to promoting the Career Expo on its website, Dallas SWE hosted a booth at the Expo.  Approximately one in six of the Career Expo attendees visited the Dallas SWE booth. Hosting a booth allowed Dallas SWE to share information about professional development meetings, networking opportunities, and STEM outreach. Several visitors at the SWE booth were former collegiate SWE members; they were encouraged to check out the action of the professional section. Some of the employers exhibiting at the Career Expo also visited the Dallas SWE booth, expressing an interest in hiring women engineers.

– Barbara Read, Dallas SWE Vice President

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