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From SWEekly posted May 4, 2024
“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” – Abraham Lincoln

SWE Spotlight
Professional Development Conference

Time for the most awaited SWE Professional Development Conference, As we navigate our professional journeys, let’s remember to spend time ‘sharpening our axe’ – because when the moment comes to deliver, we’ll do so with excellence and ease [Reference].SWE-OC’s 2024 Professional Development Conference early bird discounted tickets ends on May 5th! Make sure to snag your early bird ticket and register via Eventbrite.
PDC Conference: May 19th (Sun), 2024, 9:00am – 4:30pm
2 Keynote speakers
10 Presentation speakers
Light breakfast, Morning & Afternoon coffee breaks
Networking lunch
Panel sessions and more! Early Bird Registration through May 5th; Regular Registration: starting May 6th.

Please get the early bird registration before it ends at here!

Let’s hang out at Legoland with SWE Orange County, SWE Los Angeles, and SWE San Diego for a fun day of rides, games, and networking. Book your tickets here!

SWE-OC Calendar
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Community Outreach

Vitallink is hosting event is for female students ages 14-18 looking at a career in construction, engineering, architecture design, and a myriad of other disciplines with a special emphasis on introducing young women to the trades and possibilities that exist within the construction industry.  We would love to have SWE members represented at the event!

The event is centered around fostering a safety-first mentality and boosting self-confidence – skills that apply to everyday life.  Students will learn to work as a team and effectively communicate with their peers and mentors to achieve successful completion of their projects.

McCarthy STEM Builders 
Date: Saturday, May 18th, 2024
Time: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Location: McCarthy Construction (Newport Location)
Cost: FREE
Lunch is provided: In-N-Out 
Parents are welcome to attend as well.

Networking Opportunities

Leadership Opportunities
FY25 Leadership Positions
⭐️️Interested in becoming a leader in the SWE-OC community?  Chair and committee member roles are not part of the voting process, but we collect interest for these roles year-round!  We have a number of roles open and unopposed for the FY25.  Please fill out our interest form.
⭐️Have any questions about any of the open positions? Check out our YouTube video (What it’s like to lead at SWE-OC) providing some role insight. For more information on the roles, you can also DM us or email our Nominations Chair Alice Chien at
⭐️Ready to submit your interest? Fill out our Leadership Interest Form linked above.

FY24 Officers
President: Rosario Maltbia,
Internal Vice President: Cynthia Hernandez,
External Vice President: Brittany Galliers,
Treasurer: Natalie White,
Secretary: Dr. Vinita Palaniveloo,