JM engineers attended the Society of Women Engineers’ conference in Indianapolis, an annual conference that offers society members a chance to speak with employers to learn more about their products and potential job opportunities.
JMers hosted an “exhibitor booth” where they spoke with several interested students and practicing engineers about a career in engineering, open internships and entry level engineering positions at JM. The students and engineers were also able to “exhibit” a few JM products.
“The team talked to many female engineering students – many of whom expressed interest in our internships,” said Barb Schane, Director of Compensation, Benefits and Talent Management, who organized JM’s attendance at the event.
“It was refreshing to interact with young engineers who are excited to be entering the workforce,” said Leah Dougherty, a Senior Commercial Excellence Specialist who worked as a host at the JM booth. “We ended up with a great roster of candidates and I’m really hoping we get a few interns from this! Overall, I’m in total support of JM’s initiative to attend the SWE conference – I think it shows a meaningful commitment from JM to recruit a diverse workforce.”
This was JM’s first year attending the conference. JMers who hosted the booth were: Tamara Allen, HR Representative for Roofing Systems; Don Heaslip, Senior Division Maintenance Engineer in Insulation Systems; Leah Dougherty, a Senior Commercial Excellence Specialist and Marybeth Jones, a Research Associate in Insulation Systems.
The Society of Women Engineers is a nonprofit that aims to advocate and be a catalyst for change for women in engineering and technology. The society’s annual conference is “the largest and most prestigious conference for women in engineering and technology.” Attendees can meet with companies from across the country and learn about job opportunities as well as hear from industry leaders.