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January Hot Topic – Making the Most of Region Conference

Here are a few tips for those attending the Region G Conference on how to make the most of your conference experience:

+ Attend Social Events

At the 2009 Regional Conference, there will be a “Carnival night” on Friday and a “Fiesta night” on Saturday.  Both of these socials will give you the chance to meet other collegiates in the region, take a break from your hectic engineering schedule, learn how to salsa dance, win prizes, and have fun!  And its included in the conference registration fee!  Why wouldn’t you want to go?

+ Attend Professional Seminars

With 15 different seminars to choose from, there are plenty of opportunities to develop your professional and leadership skills at this year’s conference.

+ Attend the Career Fair

Make sure to bring copies of your resume to this year’s conference and take advantage of the Career Fair.  You’ll have the opportunity to talk to companies within the region, and you just might go home with that co-op position or summer internship that you’ve been searching for!

+ Network with SWE Professionals from Across the Region

The regional conference is the perfect opportunity to meet professionals near your school.  Whether you’re looking for a professional mentor or you are interested in finding out more about regional professional leadership roles, there will be plenty of professionals to ask at the Region G conference.

+ Bring a camera!

Whether this is your first regional conference or last, you will definitely want to capture the memories!  Plus, if you have any great pictures of your section at conference and want to email them to me (, then I’ll post them on the region blog!

Have any other tips for regional conference?  Just leave a comment!


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