October 1, 2014

Final date for entries; must be submitted by midnight CST

October 8, 2014

National and section winners announced

October 23rd - 25th, 2014

SWE 2014 National Conference Los Angeles, CA

November 2014

Awards presented to winners, sections and regions.

Are you ready to race of your comfort zone and try something new?  Cast aside your preconceived notions of industry and get a running start!  Engineers have endless opportunities at their doorstep.  How will you blaze your own trail?

Essay Info

  • Put your foot on the starter and explore a different career path!
  • “How will you blaze your own trail?" Tell us why a nontraditional job is the way to go.
  • Win cash, raise money for your section

Awards

  • GRAND PRIZE! $2,000 and an expense paid trip to the SWE 2014 National Conference in Los Angeles, CA
  • Individual winners per section:  1st:  $1,000   2nd:  $500   3rd:  $250
  • Section awards:  $100 per entry
  • Section with the most submissions:  $2,000
  • Region awards:  50% of total section prize money to support the Spring Regional Conference

Rules

  • Must be sophomore, junior, or senior to enter (graduating on or before June 2017)
  • Must be a SWE member of participating section or partners organizations (WISEST, POWE)
  • Must be an engineering major
  • Schlumberger will select the winning essays
  • All winners are final
  • Essay length should be 100 to 350 words
  • Theme is “How will you blaze your own trail?”
  • Judged on originality and creativity - technical content optional
  • Essay must be submitted directly to Schlumberger
  • One entry per member
  • Each section must submit a minimum of 20 original essays to be eligible for cash awards
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