SWE seeks to increase the representation of women in engineering by providing mentorship, creating a sense of community for members, and raising awareness of and interest in the field through outreach events., such as the annual Evening with Industry, when members can network with representatives from Google, Oracle, InTouch Health, and other top firms. The benefits are clear to SWE internal vice president, Ines Bilkic, who says, “As someone who was previously super afraid of talking to recruiters, I found SWE to be instrumental in encouraging me to work on these skills, and I was able to practice them at events like the national conference, mock interviews, and Evening with Industry."
NSBE seeks to increase the number of culturally responsible Black engineers and scientists who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community. The organization fosters peer collaboration and mentorship in an effort to help members succeed during and after college. Members also have an opportunity to attend the National NSBE Annual Conference, which showcases Black students and professionals who are channeling their dedication to advance their communities and society at large.