ACM-W Holds Speed Mentoring Workshop with WEN Chicago

Students from Illinois Tech’s Association for Computing Machinery–Women (ACM-W) joined forces with the Chicago chapter of the Women’s Energy Network (WEN) for a Speed Mentoring Workshop on April 12 at the Aon Center in downtown Chicago.

Students networked with professionals from such companies as HBK Engineering, West Monroe Partners, Peoples Gas, Nicor, EDI Engineering, and more. They talked with each mentor for 15 minutes before switching, a little like speed dating, and were able to ask mentors a variety of questions, which ranged from simple advice to professional networking tips. The event ended with a more informal dinner that allowed students to talk at greater length with the mentors and eat a delicious dinner with a beautiful view of Chicago. Check out photos from the event on HawkLink and ACM-W’s Facebook page, and join them on HawkLink as a member to get email invitations, reminders, and access to opportunities like the speed mentoring event.

WEN’s vision is to be the premier global organization that educates, attracts, retains, and develops professionals working across the energy value chain. WEN offers educational, networking, and leadership opportunities to almost 4,000 men and women nationwide through luncheons, conferences, community initiatives, socials, and mentoring programs.

Upcoming from ACM-W on campus is a cybersecurity talk with speaker Haraja Al Amodi on Tuesday, April 24 from 12:45–1:50 p.m. in Perlstein Hall, Room 108. Drop by to meet ACM-W members and attend an amazing talk on cybersecurity in business, and the technical divide between IT and managerial professionals.