The AIAA New England Section is planning to organize an early career, "Night with Industry" event in February 2024 in collaboration with the MIT Women of Aeronautics and Astronautics (WoAA), Graduate Women in Aerospace Engineering (GWAE) and Women Leaders in Aerospace Programs (WeLEAP) chapters. This event will bring together undergraduate and graduate students as well as industry professionals to aid students in building their professional knowledge related to fields, organizations, and roles. The event will provide an opportunity to inform the professional curiosity and future decisions of students as they engage with attendees. The New England Section is particularly interested in fostering networking opportunities for students in aerospace and related professions.
The event will consist of three components to allow students to interact with professionals in a variety of ways. The first is a panel where students ask questions in a more formal setting. This transitions to a dinner in which panelists "host" tables and students choose who to sit with based on interests and information heard in the panel discussions. The final component is a standing dessert reception to encourage another round of connections.
1. Provide students with an opportunity to build professional knowledge related to fields, organizations, and roles to inform their professional curiosity and future decisions.
2. Encourage students to practice professional skills such as relationship building and communication (asking good questions, making professional introductions)
3. Provide students with an opportunity to build/add to their professional community by interacting with peers and panelists who have common interests in fields, organizations, and roles.
Time slot: 6:00-8:30pm
Date: February 12th 2024