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Become a Sponsor today!

How can my company become a sponsor?

 

When can my company become a sponsor?

  • You can donate money at any time after August 15, but if you do not express interest in the Fall/Spring PD Event, Fall Networking Night, OR Spring Etiquette Dinner Priority Status before their specified deadlines, we cannot consider you for these events.

  • Please fill out the following Google Form for us to record your information and interests: go.osu.edu/fy25sponsorship. Emily Claypool (claypool.76@osu.edu) will reach back out shortly to discuss the next steps in the process.

What is the Sponsorship Timeline?

  • We will begin reaching out to companies beginning May 1.

    • If you reach out to us before May, we will add your contact information to our email list and reach out to you on May 1.

  • June 1 is the deadline to express interest in purchasing a Fall/Spring PD Event (with a minimum donation of $500 for Spring and $1000 for Fall), Fall Networking Night, OR Spring Etiquette Dinner Priority Status.

  • You can donate any amount of money at any time after August 15, but if you do not express interest in the Fall/Spring PD Event, Fall Networking Night, OR Spring Etiquette Dinner Priority Status before their specified deadlines, we will not consider you for these events.

Can my company choose where our money goes?

  • Yes! You can direct your funds towards scholarships for our members, supporting our Conference trips, any specific event, or our general fund.

  • Contact Emily Claypool (claypool.76@osu.edu) to indicate where you want your funding directed.

 

How can we still engage with OSU SWE without being an official sponsor?

 

  • The SWE Career Fair is held during the spring semester and is open to all companies! Learn more at: https://ecs.osu.edu/career-fairs/swe-career-fair.

  • If you have any events or upcoming opportunities that your company would like advertised, please feel free to send them to Emily Claypool (claypool.76@osu.edu) so we can put any fliers/promotional materials in our communications forum with over 1000 members and growing!

Sponsorship Levels and Benefits

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*Must choose either Fall OR Spring PD Event Priority Status (cannot purchase both Fall and Spring Priority Status)

**Must choose either Fall Networking Night OR Spring Etiquette Dinner Priority Status (cannot purchase both Fall and Spring Priority Status)

Outreach

As an organization, OSU SWE is dedicated to giving back to the community while also strengthening it through education and awareness. We are involved in and host a variety of events to give members many different opportunities for them to give back as well as learn more about different issues and topics. If you’re interested in getting involved in any of these events that make an impact on our community, please reach out to our Outreach Director Maddie Phillips at phillips.2283@osu.edu and/or our Education Director Maggie Foster at foster.1482@osu.edu for more ways to get involved!

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Buckeyethon

OSU SWE forms a team to participate in Ohio State’s annual Buckeyethon to raise money and awareness for children with pediatric cancer and blood disorders at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Our team works to fundraise through various events and initiatives, one of which being a “Winter Brunch Fundraiser” where students donate money to receive food. Buckeyethon culminates in a dance marathon where the team celebrates alongside Nationwide children and their families. We are currently looking for a company to sponsor our 2025 team!

 

Contact Annabelle Zerby at zerby.28@osu.edu for more information!

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Discovering Engineering

OSU SWE is committed to igniting a passion for engineering in young girls and we are proud to partner with organizations including the Girls Scouts and College Mentors for Kids. Each year, OSU SWE students give presentations and lead activities introducing elementary through high school students to various engineering disciplines through hands-on opportunities. If you are interested in donating supplies or making a monetary donation for one of our specific events, any help would be greatly appreciated!

Contact Maddie Phillips at phillips.2283@osu.edu for more information!

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Uptown Westerville Festival

Last year, OSU SWE was invited to participate as part of the “science street” in the Uptown Westerville Festival. This local street festival is family-friendly with vendors, food trucks, and a street filled with different science booths. 

 

OSU SWE featured hovercrafts composed of CDs, bottle caps, and balloons, which were quickly completed at the booth and able to be transported home with the children. Middle schoolers were able to participate in this experiment while our members helped create excitement around science in these young minds.

Contact Maddie Phillips at phillips.2283@osu.edu for more information!

Girl Scout STEM Stations Collaboration

Our section is planning to collaborate with other SWE sections for a day to host an event for Girl Scouts in elementary school. The Girl Scouts will be encouraged to participate in STEM activities and stations throughout the event. Our members will be role models who guide the children in learning engineering skills and developing an interest in SWE at a young age.

Also, if your company is interested in donating supplies or any fun company promotional items, we would be happy to pass them out to the children we work with at these events!

Contact Maddie Phillips at phillips.2283@osu.edu for more information!

Education & Affinity Groups

OSU SWE is committed to supporting the education of our members both inside and outside the classroom. We support the development of our members as lifelong learners and host events to help our members feel confident in their transition to adulthood so that they develop both professionally and personally.

As a section, we have two active affinity groups, the LGBTQ+ affinity group and HeForSWE which both offer unique opportunities to get involved in allyship at the collegiate level. We are also looking to develop the Disability Affinity Group this year. Many studies show that diversity and allyship boost the productivity and performance of engineering teams. By providing allies with the tools they need to understand and participate in allyship, SWE invests in the future of engineering.

Contact Maggie Foster at foster.1482@osu.edu for more information!

Diversity in Industry Panel

Our LGBTQ+ affinity group acts as a community to support and advocate for these members at a collegiate and professional level.

This event will focus on the intersections of identity and allyship.

 

We want to learn more about how members of the LGBTQ+, disabled, or other minority communities and their allies can navigate their careers and support one another. This event will most likely be hosted during the spring. We are looking for multiple different company representatives to serve as speakers and talk about their experiences and answer questions about identity, allyship, and diversity.

We are looking for multiple different company representatives to serve as speakers and talk about their experiences and answer questions about identity, allyship, and diversity.

Contact Maggie Foster at foster.1482@osu.edu for more information!

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HEForSWE Partnerships

Our HeForSWE affinity group works to promote male allyship towards women in engineering and encourage our male counterparts to foster inclusive environments that support women. We support discussions about the intersections of allyship and invite all members to participate.

Contact Maggie Foster at foster.1482@osu.edu for more information!

Scholarships & Conferences

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OSU SWE is committed to our members and investing in their futures and success in college and beyond. Special opportunities for members include attending conferences run by societal SWE. At conferences, our members can engage with other student organizations and companies in a larger setting, gain beneficial career and personal advice, and create memories that will last a lifetime. If you’re interested in learning more about conferences and how to support our section, please contact our Conference Director Abby Pollauf at pollauf.6@osu.edu for more information!

 

Additionally, OSU SWE supports its members by providing scholarships for dedicated members to encourage them in their pursuits. If you’re interested in learning more about how you can help us support our members in this way by making monetary contributions, please contact our Vice President Ally Lewis at lewis.3254@osu.edu for more information!

Section Scholarships

At the end of each academic year, top-performing OSU SWE members are awarded scholarships as well as technology or travel grants based upon SWE involvement, university leadership, academics, and professional experience. Options are available to contribute to the general scholarship and grant fund, as well as to provide a specific company-sponsored scholarship or grant.

Contact Ally Lewis at lewis.3254@osu.edu for more information!

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WE 23 Societal Conference

This is one of the best ways to sponsor our members! Since 2014, OSU SWE has provided scholarships for students selected to attend the annual SWE conference. This scholarship equates to roughly $1,000 and covers transportation, meals, and lodging. This past year, we took 24 members to the WE23 Conference in Los Angeles, CA. The 2024 societal conference will be held on Oct 24-26 in Chicago, IL. We appreciate any contributions if you’re interested in supporting our members in this way.

Contact Abby Pollauf at pollauf.6@osu.edu for more information!

WE Local 2024 Conference

Every spring, OSU SWE selects members to attend a local SWE conference to engage in professional development, personal learning, and networking. In 2024, we were able to take a record number of 40 members from our section to Las Vegas, NV to engage in these activities! Ohio State’s SWE section will be attending WE Local 2025 in San Jose from Feb 28 - Mar 1. OSU SWE provides funding for each participant’s transportation, meals, and lodging. We appreciate any contributions - this is a great way for our members to learn and enhance their professional skills.

Contact Abby Pollauf at pollauf.6@osu.edu for more information!

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Professional Development

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OSU SWE is committed to providing our members with the resources and network needed to succeed in the professional world as they begin their careers. We host a variety of events to allow our members to grow professionally as well as gain access to networking with various companies. These events tend to be the most popular with sponsoring companies so please try to schedule events as early as possible by reaching out to our Career Fair Director Kelly Labant at labant.1@osu.edu and/or our Professional Development Director Reese Lloyd at lloyd.469@osu.edu for more information on how to get involved!

Annual SWE Career Fair - ☆ OPEN TO ALL COMPANIES! ☆

Each spring semester, SWE partners with Ohio State’s Engineering Career Services to host an annual career fair open to all engineering students. Each year, thousands of highly qualified individuals seeking internships, co-ops, and career opportunities attend this career fair. This year’s date is TBD.

** This is an excellent opportunity to increase visibility for your organization or company.**

Contact Kelly Labant at labant.1@osu.edu for more information!

Networking Night

This year OSU SWE will host 1 in-person Networking Night event. Our Networking Night will happen in the fall semester before the Engineering Career Fair in mid-September. We aim to provide an informal opportunity for face-to-face interactions between recruiters and talented students.

This is a great opportunity to increase visibility for your organization or company in a smaller setting with our talented members.

Contact Kelly Labant at labant.1@osu.edu for more information!

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Professional Development Events

While Ohio State SWE DOES NOT host company info sessions, we regularly partner with companies to create unique and useful professional development events both for students and companies. PD events are structured around a predetermined topic such as mock interviews, resume reviews, elevator pitch preparation, salary negotiation, creating an impactful LinkedIn presence, and career fair preparation. Representatives are able to talk about their company for approximately 10 - 15 minutes at these events and are encouraged to network with students as well.

These events provide a great opportunity for companies to explain more about what they do while providing beneficial support for career development.

Contact Reese Lloyd at lloyd.469@osu.edu for more information!

Career Confidence Series

This series of events occurs during the fall semester in preparation for the Fall Career Fair and helps our members gain the professional-related skills that will set them up for success. Each event is centered around a specific professional development topic such as career fair 101, interviewing etiquette, resume reviews, mock interviews, elevator pitch prep, and more.

All of these events will be hosted with companies and we are open to collaboration. We are open to hosting in-person or virtual events or if companies are interested in partnering in a different way (donating raffle prizes).

Please contact Reese Lloyd at lloyd.469@osu.edu for more information!

Fashion Show

This award-winning event is hosted near the end of the year and is an event that helps students understand the difference between different categories of professional fashion whether it’s business casual to business formal. This event is open for members to model various examples of these types of outfits so students feel confident in what they’re wearing when they step into industry. 

If you are interested in providing raffle prizes to be distributed at this event or getting involved, please don’t hesitate to reach out!

Please contact Reese Lloyd at lloyd.469@osu.edu for more information!

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Etiquette Dinner

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This event helps prepare our members to attend any type of professional dinner so that they can come to the table aware and prepared. Students are served a full course dinner and learn more about the proper eating utensils to use and dinner etiquette.

Company representatives are welcome to attend this event and connect with students over dinner.

Please contact Reese Lloyd at lloyd.469@osu.edu for more information!

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