AWE began in the 1990s. Throughout the development of AWE, it has hosted a variety of academic, social, and outreach events. Look below for photos and descriptions of some of the past events AWE has hosted.
We had a lovely array of companies at Breaktimes this semester. Members got to meet engineers from a16z, Capital One, Box, Indeed, Salesforce, Proofpoint, Stripe, and Visby. Members also interacted with WICSE, the graduate student women in computer science club, at breaktimes.
From planting succulents to relaxing with cupcakes, members had a lot of fun socializing together! We began the semester sharing pizza with over 40 new members. We then went out to lunch over labor day weekend. We learned how to make lip scrubs and painted our nails. Members had a lot of fun and destressing together!
AWE kicked of the fall semester with magnet making. New and returning members gathered to make glitter magnets and catch up with friends. Members continued conversations at LeanIn Circles, held monthly. During a post-midterm destress period, members played Monopoly Deal, Exploding Kittens, and Cards Against Humanity. In October, WICSE, the graduate student computer science club, gave an Intro To Undergraduate Research Experience presentation.
This semester as part of our socials with other EE/CS clubs on campus, we had a karaoke night with HKN.
We had a lot of exciting events with a variety of different companies. These included spending an evening with Airbnb's female engineers, interns, and recruiters at a local Airbnb listing, enjoying picturesque views, delicious food, and engaging conversations. We had the chance to improve our resumes through a resume review workshop hosted by Texas Instruments. We also improved our interviewing skills with a Technical Interview Workshop hosted by Karat. We heard from Groupon's Sr. Manager, Redemptions Team & Former, Romesh Paul, and learned about how to improving customer engagement. AWE Members got to spend the evening with GE Digital and learned about different opportunities available for students. Yelp presented to AWE members the importance of advertising, Yelpicons, and "Describe Your Favorite Local Business in a Single Sentence." AWE also partnered with Gusto, a company providing payroll, benefits, and HR to modern companies, to give students the opportunity to learn more about their tech stack and career paths. Salesforce gave students the opportunity to listen to one of their VPs talk about the Lightning experience and hear from former summer interns. Students learned about PayPal's university program and what it’s like to work at the company, hearing from current team members and former interns about their projects. GoDaddy hosted a Website Training Workshop and gave students their own domain names for a year. Lastly, Dropbox employees engaged in an important diversity conversation with AWE members, coined "Mythbusters at Berkeley", to help redefine the biggest myths about diversity in the tech workplace.