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Applications Extended to 27 April 2013!

iMonday, Apr 15th, 2013 comments by solty

Extension for applications! 

Applications for the 8th Annual SAWomEng Conference has been extended! The new closing date is 27 April 2013.

This means that you have more time to fill out your form until the team shortlists and contacts successful applicants, inviting them to attend a packed week that involves networking (both with other students as well as companies) attending workshops and taking on a technical challenge!

So do not hesitate to apply!The current application form is more fluid with no technical tasks, is more geared towards simplicity and is structured without the hassles of having to submit long technical essays! (See what I did there?) Its more simple and straight forward! So if you haven't applied already, register here http://conference.sawomeng.org.za/files/registration-guide.pdf and apply here http://conference.sawomeng.org.za/conferences/applications+open+for+the+8th+annual+sawomeng+conference.htm!

For those can't imagine what a week of conference entails, see the responses below, from two past delegates (outstanding young women from the 7th Annual SAWomEng Conference 2012).

Matsobane Nong 4th year Mining Engineering Wits University

Q1) A summary of conference in four words

Well organised, adventurous and informative

Q2) Favourite activity during which I gained the most

A presentation/workshop  on how to conduct ourselves daily in the male dominated industry.

Q3) Description of the people I met at the conference

Smart, Fun, driven

Q4) What did I learn during the five days at conference?

I learnt to make and trust my decisions and therefore gain confidence

Q5) How has SAWomEng affected me after the conference?

I am more confident with all that I do.I can relate to other women engineers

Lauren Stewart: 4th year Industrial Engineering Stellenbosch University

Q1) A summary of conference in four words

It really was an "experience of a lifetime"

Q2) Favourite activity during which I gained the most

I'll have to say that the technical challenge was one of my favourite activities because it enabled me to get to know a few of my fellow delegates very well, which was such a privilege.

Q3) Description of the people I met at the conference

The people who attended the conference were from all over South Africa belonging to different engineering faculties and disciplines. The women I met were driven, inspired, talented and motivated.

Q4) What did I learn during the five days at conference?

Firstly and most importantly to embrace the fact that I am a woman in a male dominated field  Secondly, it exposed me to industry, the exciting prospects of entering the work place and the many opportunities that are available to us as women in this country. With such great companies sponsoring the event it could only lead to a very successful week. The conference was extremely well run and professional, which gave delegates an idea of what the working world expects as well. Thirdly, the conference thought me how to prepare for my future. Lessons on how to conduct yourself in an interview, picking the correct career path, how to conduct yourself not only professionally but in general was a highlight for many of the delegates.

Q5) How has SAWomEng affected me after the conference?

The conference changed my thinking and made my engineering career which had consisted of mostly textbook learning come alive. It was a fun experience that changed my thinking and opened my eyes.

Lastly I would like to add that it was such a privilege to have been selected to attend the conference. For those who are considering applying I would not hesitate for a minute, you are applying to attend, in my opinion is the most valuable experience available to female engineers in South Africa!

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