Calling all artists! The Women at Rensselaer Mentor Program is holding a contest to create a new logo for our organization! It is open to all mentors and mentees and the winner will receive a t-shirt with their design for free at NRB in the fall! Submissions will be accepted through April 29 at midnight, so get the creativity flowing and send your entries to Samara Gallagher at firstname.lastname@example.org. All files must be created digitally. Good luck!
Meet Weronika Jakubowska! She is currently studying Chemical Engineering and she plans on working as a full-time process engineer at Chevron Corporation in Richmond, California starting in August! She also plans on getting her MBA and to further her knowledge in the refining industry. Her past internships include being a process control engineer at Chevron in Richmond, CA and being an improvement engineer at DOW Chemical in Marlborough, MA. Her on-campus extracurricular activities include Residence Life, undergraduate research, past officer positions within SWE and NRHH, and she was also an active member of Pi Beta Phi. Additionally, she is currently working at EMPAC. Weronika eloquently states, “WMP helped me find women like myself that are hardworking and STEM-oriented. They want to find a professional network to use as a resource for future successes and accomplishments.” You are awesome Weronika!
Why did you apply to be a freshman representative for our program?
M: I believe the Mentor Program is a great way for women to make personal connections early on in their college career. Being able to help build these connections and create this support system is very rewarding.
S: Coming to a school with a population of mostly men, I was pleased to receive emails from the Women’s Mentor program in the summer; it excited me to be joining a community that reached out to women and created a network of support among them. I love being in a position that will connect me with new members of the community.
I: Throughout high school, I found myself involved in almost anything and everything. I learned to unite students through activities I organized and hoped to have a similar, active role here at RPI. I am especially interested in contributing to WMP because of the impact it has on the academic and social life of women here. It would be my pleasure to be a part of its process.
What did you most like about the program?
M: The program brought me closer to upperclassmen I probably would not have met otherwise like mentors and women on the board. It’s been inspiring to meet such driven women.
I: I like being surrounded by ambitious and encouraging people with similar interests.
S: I’ve met a lot of new people and have been able to organize events as a freshman.
Are you involved in anything else?
S: Resident Student Association (RSA) Hall Council, Rensselaer Electric Vehicle (REV), Society of Women Engineers (SWE).
I: I am currently organizing the Lupus Walk in conjunction with HVCC and Russell Sage College on April 9th!
M: RSA Hall Council, Alpha Phi, Club Volleyball, Admissions Ambassador, and SWE!