Welcome! Bienvenidos SOCIETY OF HISPANIC PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE 2012 - 2013 Agenda Introduction Recap of Events Guest Speaker: Professor Holguin-Veras All About SHPE Upcoming Events SHPE Announcements Raffle Public Announcements Introduction Recap of Events Activities Fair Great turn out! Over 70 interested students Thank you for all who came to support SHPE! Welcome Back BBQ First SHPE-NSBE Event of the year We hope everyone who attended the BBQ had fun Excited to see all the old and new faces Guest Speaker Our SHPE Chapter Advisor Professor Holguin-Veras All About SHPE What is SHPE? SHPE was founded in 1974 in Los Angeles, CA Mission: SHPE changes lives by empowering the Hispanic community to realize its fullest potential and to impact the world through STEM awareness, access, support and development. Vision: SHPE’s vision is a world where Hispanics are highly valued and influential as the leading innovators, scientists, mathematicians and engineers. Presented during NILA 2012 Why SHPE? SHPE’s benefits are endless! Core Programs: Professional Development Academic Excellence Leadership Development Undergraduate and Graduate scholarship opportunities ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 Internship, co-op & full time job opportunities Networking opportunities! Region IV Most members out of all the regions! 66 Undergraduate Chapters 16 Professional Chapters 15 SHPE Junior Chapters Make sure to join our Facebook group! Region 4 Vice President – Elvia Morales Region 4 Student Rep – Sylvana Azana SHPE Points SHPE Points reflect member involvement within the organization. Points are often used to determine who is invited to special SHPE events, such as member outings and the National and Regional Conferences. Earn SHPE points by attending GBMs and Study Jams, volunteering at SHPE events, becoming a part of SHPE committees, etc. Membership Dues Chapter Dues: $5 See Irene Eligible for T-Shirt National Dues: $5 One SHPE (http://oneshpe.shpe.org) Conferences National Conference November 14-18 Fort Worth, Texas 200+ Company Career Fair! Professional, Leadership, and Networking Opportunities LOI’s due September 23 Regional Conference March 2013 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Boston) Last year’s conference was in San Juan, Puerto Rico! SHPE Outreach Program for high school students Workshops Olympics Extreme Engineering Challenge Outreach 2013: March 22nd – 24th Applications out in early October! SHPE Junior @ Amsterdam High School 14 applications so far! Received funding from SHPE Foundation Fill out an application on the SHPE-RPI website to help out! Plan events Serve as role models for SHPE Jr. members *First event in October! Upcoming Events Study Jams Held most Mondays starting at 7 PM in CII 3116 and 3130 A quiet individual study room and a separate group study room SHPE Points! Free food! GE Workshop: “How to Prepare for the Career Fair” Tuesday, September 18th, 7 – 9 PM Biotech Auditorium Resumes 60-second sell Etiquette, and more! Sign up online, DEADLINE SEP 11: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?f ormkey=dFlOMDdVakx5b2pPWGk0ZnlZRHliNVE6M A#gid=0 Open to ALL majors! NSBE/SHPE Career Fair 34th Annual Career Fair Largest Student Run Career Fair in the Nation! When: September 28-29 from 10 AM – 3:30 PM Where: RPI Armory Register online at http://careerfair.rpi.edu/index.p hp/area/register Become an Ambassador for the 34th Annual NSBE/SHPE Career Fair! Ambassadors are the liaisons between company recruiters and the RPI community Assist Recruiter with setup and takedown of their booth Offers a chance to network and interact with a recruiter Tentative Ambassador meeting dates: Thursday 9/20 and Monday 9/24 SHPE Announcements Committee Applications Become more involved with SHPE by becoming the a part of one of the following committees: Advertising Fund-raising Web Education SHPE Junior All applications are online and available at: http://shpe.rpi.edu/committees.html All applications due SEPTEMBER 21! Scholarship Opportunities Xerox Scholarship Applications now being accepted! No other requirements!!! Please send your resume and a brief paragraph explaining your financial need situation to [email protected] Deadline: September 30 Shaw Industries Scholarship Program Application See shpe.rpi.edu for more information! Deadline: September 15 Freshman Representative Become more involved with SHPE by becoming the Freshman Representative! Learn how to be a part of the E-Board Be in charge of running events Great way to grow both your professional and leadership skills Former reps have all gained internships! Proposals due SEPTEMBER 30 to [email protected] Raffle Arrive before 6:30! Public Announcements We Appreciate Your Attendance! SHPE’s Mission: SHPE changes lives by empowering the Hispanic community to realize its fullest potential and to impact the world through STEM awareness, access, support and development. SHPE’s Vision: SHPE’s vision is a world where Hispanics are highly valued and influential as the leading innovators, scientists, mathematicians and engineers.