Fall semester was a great success for BU SHPE.
We saw old members and met new ones at Splash! on Nickerson Field in August.
Along with other Latino student organizations, we attended the Latino Students Welcome Reception at the Howard Thurman Center- what great food!
We worked closely with the ENG Career Development Office to put on a Resume and Cover Letter Writing Workshop followed by an Interviewing and Networking Skills Workshop. Both of these events led up to the SHPE National Conference in Washington, D.C.
BU SHPE was able to send 15 members to the conference held October 28- November 1,2009. The conference featured workshops, presentations, networking opportunities, and a very large career fair (resulting in internships for some of our members)!
After the excitement of the conference settled, SHPE stayed strong through the end of the semester, participating in an outreach project with Upward Bound- “Science Saturdays” for high school students- and hosting an informational presentation from the internship program INROADS. The INROADS event was attended by students of many disciplines, nearly filling the entire room!
Beyond our events on campus, we worked to improve the relationship with the local professional chapter. They hold monthly events which are a great way to meet and network with local professionals.
Thanks to the dedication of the professional chapter’s outreach coordinator Antonio De La Serna, and BU SHPE’s secretary Mary Louise Fowler, SHPE was able to begin our very own outreach program with a local high school. This program is in full swing and we are looking for volunteers interested in developing activities and/or volunteering on-site up to twice a month.
Stay tuned for more updates from BU SHPE and please feel free to contact us at email@example.com to get involved
Clara De Paolis, BU SHPE President 2009-2010