Interested in joining AOE? Get to know some of our sisters by reading their profiles below!
Class: Alpha Gamma
Grad Year: 2011
Major: Chemical Engineering
Current Location: Los Angeles
Hobbies/Interest: Volleyball, hiking, spending time with my dogs, traveling, and food
Current Job and Brief Description: Project Leader for Baxalta Inc. (biopharmaceutical company, formerly Baxter). I manage small to medium sized projects at a manufacturing plant that processes human plasma for various medical applications. For each project, I lead a team of employees and contractors from several departments within the organization to drive the project from planning to close out. These projects range from new or upgraded equipment installations to process improvement to facility upgrades.
Why did you join AOE? I switched majors in the middle of my first semester and felt like I missed out on the opportunities to get to know fellow engineering majors during my Freshman year. At the beginning of Sophomore year, I sought out an organization where I could meet other girls with similar interests and also had professional and leadership opportunities.
Most Valuable Takeaway(s) from Joining AOE: The friendships and network I developed through AOE. It’s easy to make friends in college, but very difficult to keep them 5, 10, 20 years after you graduate. AOE’s tight-knit community provides the kind of environment that fosters those friendships.
Do you have any suggestions or words of wisdom to potential sisters? Join AOE! If you are on the fence about it, attend at least a couple events during Recruitment week to get to know the sorority and members. Don’t be afraid to reach out to an active to ask any questions you might have.
Grad Year: 2009
Major: Civil Engineering
Current Location: Austin, TX
Hobbies/Interests: sports, outdoors, fitness, bars, dogs, reading
Current Job and Brief Description: Civil Engineering Associate at RS&H. I provide engineering support as part of a project team serving as a transportation consultant to the Texas Department of Transportation. Tasks include schematic design, CAD work, design build project procurement, construction estimating, transportation project planning, and traffic design.
Why did you join AOE? I saw a poster advertising Alpha Omega Epsilon in a classroom at USC and decided to check it out because the recruitment activity sounded interesting (frame painting). Once I attended a recruitment session, I met the current members and was really drawn to how friendly everyone was and the social and professional opportunities that were offered. After I became a member of AOE, I was able to immediately take on leadership opportunities and make an impact on campus and in the community.
Most Valuable Takeaway(s) from Joining AOE: I met a tremendous group of smart, high achieving young women, many of whom I am still friends with today. Many of my lasting memories from college happened with the sorority and the various events that we participated in.
Do you have any suggestions or words of wisdom to potential sisters? AOE offers a wide range of benefits and opportunities and is very welcoming to anyone interested in joining. Give it a shot!
Class: Alpha Delta
Grad Year: 2012
Major: Environmental Engineering
Current Location: Irvine, CA
Hobbies/Interests: travel, tennis, movies, food, reading
Current Job and Brief Description: Associate Consultant at ZS Associates. We do sales & marketing consulting, primarily for pharmaceutical / biotechnology companies. I provide support to our clients as part of a project team.
Why did you join AOE? I first heard about AOE when actives came to speak about it in my freshman engineering class. It sounded like a neat way to meet more people and make some good girl friends, so I went to the recruiting events. I loved how close-knit the sisters were, and that the sorority was focused on both social and professional aspects. A lot of clubs I had tried joining in the past either weren’t doing anything at all or were really intense and intimidating to join — and AOE seemed to strike a nice balance in between.
Most Valuable Takeaway(s) from Joining AOE: AOE is a great group of people to have around you. I have close friends today that I met through AOE, and still go to an occasional AOE chapter event to connect with the actives and help out.
Do you have any suggestions or words of wisdom to potential sisters? Take advantage of all that AOE has to offer! AOE gives you lots of opportunities to make new friends, find some engineering study buddies, take on (or create) leadership positions, and network with alumnae.