SHPE Newsletter, Feb 2014

Syracuse University Chapter

Hey familia! We are trying out this new way of relaying information to you all. Emails are boring and often overlooked so hopefully this way works a little better. Questions? Concerns? Suggestions? email!

Contents of this inaugural newsletter:

1. EMC Informational (February 11th)

2. Career Fair (Feb 11th)

3. General Body Meeting (February 24th)

4. Join SHPEjr

5. Becoming a member of SHPE National

1. EMC Informational

Date: 2/11/14 (Tuesday)

Time: 5:00-6:00pm

Location: 369 Link Hall

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Do YOU have an internship lined up yet? If you do, GREAT!! If not, there's plenty of application deadlines coming up but you have to act quick. There is also the LC Smith and School Wide Career fairs which everyone should attend.

Spring Career Fair Information:

Wednesday, February 12th
Engineering Career Connections Fair
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Panasci Lounge, Schine Student Center

Tuesday, February 11th
Syracuse University Career Fair
12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Goldstein Auditorium, Schine Student Center

**Check OrangeLink for a list of employers who will be attending both fairs**

More Career Related events click here

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3. General Body Meeting

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Date: Monday, February 24th

Time: 7:00pm

Location: Bowne 111

4. Joining SHPEjr.

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What is SHPEjr?

The SHPE Foundation created the SHPE Jr. Chapter Program to support local high school students in overcoming persistent educational barriers and to encourage them to pursue STEM studies and careers. SHPE Jr. Chapters are established by local SHPE Student and Professional Chapters in partnership with school administrators at accredited high schools within the United States and Puerto Rico. Jr. Chapters provide youth with opportunities to participate in hands-on STEM activities.

Goals and Values

The goal of the SHPE Jr. Chapter Program is to provide educational opportunities and support high school students in order to expose them to STEM educational and career options.

The main goals of the SHPE Jr. Chapter Program are to:

  • Increase awareness about STEM careers
  • Build self-esteem
  • Convey a positive attitude towards academic excellence
  • Encourage and support parental commitment to education
  • Provide support throughout the college application process
  • Increase access to college for Hispanic students
  • Increase cultural awareness of Hispanic contributions to STEM

The SHPE Jr. Chapter Program was developed around the following core values:

  • Teamwork
  • Integrity
  • Ethics
  • Respect
  • Leadership
  • Communication
  • Organization

Participating School

George Fowler High School

Why and how to help out with SHPEjr?

SHPEjr is great way for you to get involved with the community and to help out with local high school students by taking an active role as a mentor. Take charge in creating events and activities that you would like to lead to develop your leadership skills and to influence high school students to become great future leaders. If you are interested in helping the SHPEjr committee and want to be a part of running the SHPEjr Chapter please contact

Joining the SU Chapter of SHPE is only the first step to your professional success. By joining it at a national level, it opens up the doors to many opportunities.

Internship Opportunities

The National SHPE Conference takes place once a year, attracting hundreds of employers that are looking to hire students for internships, Co-ops, full-time positions, and also recruit for graduate programs.


SHPE members qualify to apply for undergraduate and graduate scholarships opportunities ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 (pending eligibility criteria). Learn more by clicking here. For eligibility and instructions, click here.

Leadership Opportunities

As a member of SHPE, you can become a leader at the university level, the regional level and the national level.

Build/Expand your Network

SHPE offers several events throughout the year, which provide opportunities to meet and connect with other SHPE members across the country, from other students to corporate leaders and SHPE leaders.

Professional/Career Development

Competition opportunities to test and refine your academic and technical talent. There's also GRE/GRAD labs to guide you through the graduate school application process.

To get your membership, click here.