Welcome to FY15! My name is Megan Shadlow, and I am your Region J Collegiate Communications Editor (RCCE). I am a junior in Chemical Engineering at Oregon State University. In addition to being my SWE section’s secretary, I am also involved in AIChE and Phi Sigma Rho (Engineering Sorority). If you have any questions feel free … More Welcome!
This month’s Hot Topic gave me the opportunity to take a moment to pause and reflect on the journey that is life. This will be my last Hot Topic post as FY 2013 RCCE. I have enjoyed this position immensely and am thankful for the valuable tools that I have added to my proverbial tool belt. College … More May Hot Topic: Transitions
Compliments of WebMD, here are five tips for maintaining your work-life balance. 1. Build downtime into your schedule. When you plan your week, make it a point to schedule time with your family and friends, and activities that help you recharge. If a date night with your spouse or a softball game with friends is … More April Hot Topic: Work-Life Balance
Leadership burnout seems to be common among overachievers (can you say: engineering-student-who-is-involved-in-extracurricular-activities-and-might-have-a-hard-time-saying-no five times fast?). Sound like anyone you know? The following ideas to avoid leadership burnout are adapted from Dan Black’s post on How to Avoid Leadership Burnout. Dan says that it is important have and maintain healthy habits in order to avoid leadership burnout. Some common … More March Hot Topic: Leadership Burnout
2013 Tech to Watch It’s impossible to predict next week’s weather, but all too easy to predict next year’s: In January 2014, it will be cold in Helsinki and hot in Rio. In any field, it’s the midterm prediction that hits the sweet spot—it’s neither too hard to be done nor too easy to be … More February Hot Topic: Tech Check
An excerpt from Jennifer Bly’s President’s Letter from the Columbia River Section’s January newsletter. Now that it is the beginning of a new year, many of you probably make resolutions like me – and stick to them? One of my current favorite blogs, Henrik Edberg’s Positivity Blog: Happiness and Awesomeness Tips that Work in Real Life … More January Hot Topic: Resolve Your Resolution
Whew! Now that we are done with finals we can do the million other things that are important to us. Visiting, baking, traveling, scholarship applications….whoa, wait a second! Who has time for SWE? The answer is simple: YOU DO! With everything that we have going on in our busy lives how do we maintain our … More December Hot Topic: Maintaining Your SWE Momentum
When I first began writing this post I started listing all of the things that I need to get done over the break: scholarship applications, clean the house, and start my taxes. However, these things didn’t seem balanced to me at all. A balanced system is primed to run at its optimal level. Humans are incredibly complex … More November Hot Topic: Balancing Your Break
We all have many reasons that we stay with SWE. Something that brings us back again and again. For many members it is the awesome social activities that SWE gives them a chance to participate in. So, without further ado, I’d like to post two sections who sent me great examples of SWEet Socials that … More October Hot Topic: SWEet Socials!
Hello Everyone! Sorry this is a little late! I guess I’m still trying to balance my break! So, I thought I would talk about different things that I hope to accomplish this break. 1. Get all that work that I should have done over term done! I do research with one of my professors. I … More December Hot Topic: Balancing Your Break (Without Breaking Your Back)