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SWE Region Officer Victoria Fry

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at UNL chapter.

Where are you from?

Tucson, Arizona and Lincoln, Nebraska


What year are you and what is your major?

Senior Chemical Engineer        


How did you get involved with Society of Women Engineers?

My senior year of high school I attended a recruiting event for the college of engineering where society of women engineers hosted an event.  I decided then, that my college goal was to become the president of the society because of the impact they can have no only for each other, but in the community.


How were you elected to be president? 

Most officer positions went uncontested back in the day so maybe I just got lucky!  In all reality, I attended every single event and even volunteered to help with setting up for events and posting flyers starting from day one.  From there, I just continued to take on additional responsibilities and always said yes to those asking for help.


What does the organization do for events? 

Society of Women Engineers (SWE) has a variety of events which we host or participate.  Most of our events fall under the categories of professional development, networking and outreach events.  For example, we host ‘Night with Industry’ where companies host dinner tables and students rotate around to learn about the company and recruiter on a more intimate level than offered at the career fair.  My personal favorite events are those relate to outreach. Last month, I volunteered alongside 4 other SWE members to teach a local Girl Scout troop what engineers do and help them acquire an inventor badge.


What other activities are you involved in on campus?

Gamma Phi Beta Sorority, Mortar Board Senior Honor Society, Engineering Diplomats, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Success Scholars.


Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

Well, I just accepted a position in San Francisco with Chevron, so I could see myself working project proposals in their technology marketing group – or in oil and gas banking or corporate finance.


Three words to describe yourself?

Enthusiastic, self-starter, friendly