Fall Regional Conference by Gloria Salas Paucar

Gloria Salas Paucar

This past week, I attended the Fall Regional Conference with the Minority Engineering Educational Task in Danvers, MA. At this conference, I attended various workshops that ranged from financial and economic literacy to learning how to establish my personal brand on LinkedIn. There was a career fair with 20 companies and I had the opportunity to talk to recruiters from Mitre, General Motors, Harris Corporation, Johnson & Johnson, etc. I really enjoyed the fact that I was able to work on my professional development skills when I was talking to these recruiters because I know what I am looking for an internship or shadowing opportunity in their company. I also had the wonderful chance to meet other engineering students like myself from other universities and make connections with them. Overall, this is an experience I would strongly recommend for freshman like myself because it gets your feet wet and has you already scoping out the kind of work that comes after graduating with whatever major you choose to pursue. Its a really great chance to start networking for your personal brand build your communication skills. I was sponsored by a M.E.E.T. alumni so that is how I was able to attend the conference in the first place.