The Engineers' Council

 

The Engineers’ Council is a SEAS student umbrella organization that oversees and facilitates collaboration between SEAS student organizations, and among the general student body within SEAS. The Engineers’ Council represents the general engineering student body to the administration of SEAS and GW, encourages diversity and inclusion within SEAS, and provides ongoing leadership and professional development for member organizations and students within SEAS. The Engineers’ Council is also responsible for coordinating the SEAS Engineers’ Week (E-Week) and Engineers’ Ball (E-Ball) each year.

Please select the following dropdown menus to read more about the resources available to SEAS students, and student organizations.

View The Engineers' Council Constitution

Email: [email protected]

Nominate a Student for the 2019-2020 Elections!

Elected Officers

Nathan Walk

President
Nathan Walk

Josh Groover

Vice President
Joshua Groover

Madeline McLaughlin

Treasurer
Madeline McLaughlin

Gabriela Herrera

Secretary
Gabriela Herrera

Sarah Olsen

Professional Development Coordinator
Sarah Olsen

Mercedes Suazo

Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator
Mercedes Suazo

Appointed Officers

Saramarie

First Year Class Representative
Saramarie Puzzanghera

Max Wortman

First Year Class Representative
Max Wortman

Darek Benchoff

Sophomore Class Representative
Darek Benchoff

Jack Lewis

Sophomore Class Representative
Jack Lewis

Elizabeth Fischer

Junior Class Representative
Elizabeth Fischer

Abigail Sharp

Junior Class Representative
Abigail Sharp

Sydney Kleingartener

Social Media Officer
Sydney Kleingartner

Catherine Korhumel

Events Officer
Catherine Korhumel

Member Organizations

The Engineers’ Council oversees, supports, and works with more than 20 member organizations across every SEAS discipline. Benefits of member organizations include 24-hour tap access to the SEH for two organization leaders, complimentary Wireless Everywhere, Print Anywhere (WEPA) printing services (with limits), event and organization funding support, advertising support, and event logistics support. Student organizations interested in joining the Engineers’ Council as a member organization can fill out the Member Organization Registration Form.

Update Organization Information

If you are a current Engineers’ Council Member Organization leader and you would like to update the contact information for your organization, please fill out this Contact Update Form.

OrgSync

OrgSync houses information and resources to help student organizations manage members, events, forms, and money. Its features give you the ability to: send messages to your entire organization; or add members to your organization page; update events and post messages; and upload polls for voting, among other resources. The treasurer tab is most important for finances, and includes a page for budgets and a page for revenue funds. The budgets page shows how much money the SA has allocated to your organization. The revenue funds page shows all of the money that belongs to your organization. You may use your organization’s revenue account to deposit and withdraw money.

Revenue Funds vs. Budgets

Within your Organization’s Treasury page on OrgSync, you may view two types of financial accounts: Revenue Funds and Budgets. Revenue Funds are funds that your organization has collected itself, either from collecting dues or holding fundraisers. Budgets record the money you request from the Student Association, which can either be a budget requested at the end of the year for the next fiscal year, or a co-sponsorship(s) that you submit throughout the year.

How to Request a Co-Sponsorship

What is a Co-Sponsorship?

A Co-Sponsorship is a funding request for an on-campus event open to all GW students. Once a Co-Sponsorship request is submitted, it is then considered by the Student Association Finance committee.

My organization wants to ask for a Co-Sponsorship. How do we do that?

Step 1: Login to OrgSync, then select your organization from “My Memberships.”

Step 2: Select "Treasury" from the dropdown menu, and navigate to "Manage Budgets."

Step 3: Create a new budget by selecting "New Budget."

Step 4: Under the Budget item tab, select "SA Co-Sponsorship Request" from the Category dropdown.

Step 5: From there, fill out the request and click "Submit." You're done!

Provide as much detail as possible in Co-Sponsorship requests. Once you submit the request, you should expect to get a decision from the Finance committee within a few weeks. If you do not receive a response within two weeks, please reach out to the Student Association Finance Committee at [email protected]. Please visit the SA website to find more information on Co-Sponsorship requests.

The Student Association looks for specific details when allocating money for Co-Sponsorship requests. Co-Sponsorships are generally not granted for gifts or food. Events open to the entire GW community will often receive more funding. This can be difficult for SEAS events. However, you can portray events as being more inclusive by saying “this event is for anyone who wants to learn more about this field,” or “everyone in the GW community is welcome at our event.” The Student Association also looks for items that are going to be reused in the future, like bins for storage or reusable hardware for workshops.

SEAS Funding for Undergraduate Students and Organizations

SEAS students and student organizations are able to request money directly from SEAS. The form to request funding is available on the SEAS website.

Shenkman Funding

SEAS Career Services may provide funding to SEAS students working an unpaid internship or other career development and innovation opportunities. Funding received through the Shenkman Fund can be used to help reimburse payment for professional development opportunities that may be considered cost-prohibitive. More information can be found on the SEAS Career Services webpage.

Helpful Links

How to Request an SA Co-Sponsorship in Orgsync

CSE Orgsync Website

Event Support

The Engineers’ Council will assist students and student organizations in planning events for the SEAS community. If you or your organization would like support in coordinating an event for SEAS students, please contact The Engineers’ Council at [email protected].

Many GW buildings have rooms that can be reserved by students or student organization. Use one of these reservation portals to make a reservation.

Note: Some reservation portals require you to be listed as an Officer in your organization’s OrgSync portal.

Academic Scheduling  CSE Reservations   Events and Venues

Gelman Library  Lerner Health and Wellness Center

SEAS Computing Facility  SEH Study Rooms   Smith Center

COMING SOON: Lehman Auditorium and SEH B1

Student Organizations are not charged for Fixit requests to move furniture. However, table/chair rentals will still incur charges for student organizations. For more information on reservations and room availability, please visit the Engineers’ Council reservation help page. To access the reservation help page, you must be signed into your GW email account.

Tabling in SEH Lobby

If your organization is interested in tabling in the lobby of the SEH, you can request a table and chairs from [email protected]. Requests must be submitted at least one week prior to the desired tabling date.

Organization Advertising

SEAS Advertising

The Engineers’ Council manages several avenues for advertising upcoming SEAS Organization events. These include a weekly newsletter, digital signs in the lobby of the SEH, and a publicly viewable SEAS Organization Events Calendar. If you would like The Engineers’ Council to advertise an upcoming event, please fill out this Advertising Request Form. Requests for additions to the weekly newsletter sent on Fridays must be submitted no later than Wednesday evening of that week.

Student Organizations are permitted to post flyers in the SEH and Tompkins if the following policies and guidelines are followed. Flyers posted in the SEH must only be posted on the provided bulletin boards on each floor, and cannot be posted on any stone, concrete, or glass surfaces. Flyers posted in Tompkins cannot be posted on the whiteboard walls on the fourth floor, and cannot be posted on any wooden or stone surfaces on the first floor.

If you would like to add the SEAS Organization Calendar to your Google Calendar, click the "Subscribe" icon on the bottom corner of the calendar below. Visit the Google help page for more information on importing a calendar.

Student Association Advertising

The Student Association will promote student organizations if their advertising request form is filled out at least 3 days before the event. If you are interested in having your event included in the Student Association’s weekly newsletter, complete the form by 11:59 PM on the Saturday prior to the week of your event.

Residence Halls and Gelman Library Advertising

Student organizations are permitted to post flyers in residence halls and academic building on campus, and in the Gelman Library. Flyers posted in residence halls and academic buildings must follow the Residence Hall Posters and Promotions guidelines. Flyers posted in the Gelman Library must follow the Advertising at Gelman guidelines.

Free Printing

Student Association Printing

The Student Association provides free printing services to student organizations. There is a limit of 500 pages for this service. To utilize this service, please see the Student Association’s website.

SEAS Organization Printing

The Engineers’ Council provides registered SEAS Member Organizations with limited free printing via Wireless Everywhere, Print Anywhere (WEPA) printers located on campus. To utilize this service, Engineers’ Council Member Organizations must have a valid GW email account, and must regularly attend Engineers’ Council General Body Meetings, participate in Engineers’ Week, and attend the annual Leadership Summit and Presidents’ Roundtable. Member Organizations can request additional WEPA funding by filling out the Additional WEPA Funds Request Form. Student organizations can request a GW email account using the Organizational Email Account request form.

SEAS Office of Career Services

The SEAS Career Services Office provides professional development services, including career guidance, to current SEAS students and recent alumni. Services include résumé, cover letter, and LinkedIn profile preparation, as well as interviewing skills, job market information, and job success practices. The office also facilitates a professional development curriculum aimed at ensuring SEAS students are prepared to explore and pursue a range of employment options.

Director of SEAS Career Services: Chalvonna Smith

Senior Career Counselor - Graduate Students: Kendra Northington

Career Counselor - Undergraduate Students: Brian Yeagley

GW Career Services

The GW Career Services Office offers career coaching, self-assessment, online resume and cover letter development, and assistance with networking and interviewing to help students and alumni discover their talents and interests, decide on an academic major, explore industries and career options and create an effective job search strategy. They also help employers brand their organizations on campus through information sessions, a robust on campus interviewing program, and participation in career and industry fairs, programs and panels.

Industry Career Coach: Sonya Merrill

Career Coach: Katie Greene

Handshake

GW Handshake offers many exciting features, including a personalized and powerful job search experience. Handshake personalizes job and internship recommendations based on your career interests, connections, experiences and major. On Handshake, you can also easily sign up for events, access the on-campus recruiting program, review career resources, and receive the information from your career services office and the employers you follow. Visit the Handshake website to find out more!

Center for Student Engagement (CSE)

The Center for Student Engagement (CSE) seeks to enhance all aspects of the student experience by fostering communities that promote learning and development to prepare students to make positive contributions in the world. The CSE hosts Excellence in Leadership Seminars (ELS) throughout the year to provide opportunities for students and student leaders to refine their leadership skills and gain new insights. Students can participate in sessions designed to prepare them for future leadership positions - on or off-campus. You can find more information on ELS sessions on the ELS OrgSync page.

The Engineers’ Council strives to foster and facilitate a diverse and inclusive environment within the SEAS community. The Engineers’ Council sits on the Diversity and Inclusion Committee, which is composed of undergraduate students within SEAS who are committed to the mission and goals of the initiative. Find out more about the Diversity and Inclusion Committee on their webpage.

If you have any comments or suggestions about how The Engineers’ Council can better support you or your organization with diversity and inclusion, please fill out this form.

GW Multicultural Student Services Center (MSSC)

The vision and mission of the GW MSSC reflects their dedication to building a welcoming, enriching, and inclusive environment at GW. Their rich history demonstrates their role and impact across campus as educators, trainers, advocates, mentors, and community builders. More information on the MSSC can be found on the MSSC website.

 

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