Thursday, November 24, 2011

Voting for SWE Exec 2012

Information on Voting for SWE Exec 2012
MIT SWE has two leadership teams – SWE Exec and SWE Board.  The eight members of SWE Exec are voted in by the section membership in December and take office in January; their job is to oversee the activities and growth of the MIT SWE section and act in advisory roles to the members Planning Board.  There are around 30-40 Planning Board positions each year; these positions are open for application in late January and are appointed by SWE Exec in early February, taking office immediately.

The SWE Nominating Committee’s mission is to present at least one qualified candidate for each Exec position to MIT SWE.  All current SWE members at MIT are eligible to vote for SWE Exec.  The 2011 NomComm chose recommend candidates to the section based on applications to the Exec positions, which were due on November 20.  The ballot that SWE NomComm 2011 would like to present to the section is below.  You can read each candidate’s  platform on the voting page on our website:

SWE Exec 2012 Ballot
President – Liza Xu
VP Outreach – Jean Xin, Elizabeth Rowland, Yuliya Preger, Diane Amanti
VP Membership & Information – Leslie Chan, Mari Miyachi, Anika Gupta
VP Corporate Relations – Pri Tembhekar
VP Campus Relations – Leslie Chan, Jess Li, Mari Miyachi
Treasurer – Priya Saha
Secretary – Jean Fang
Webmaster – Yi Wu

SWE Exec Voting Timeline
November 20: Applications to be added to the ballot for SWE Exec 2012 due to NomComm
November 23:  Ballot announced
December 2: Petitions to be added to the ballot due
December 3: Voting begins
December 9: Last day of voting
December 10: SWE Exec 2012 winners announced
January 1: SWE Exec 2012 takes office

Petitioning to Join the Ballot for SWE Exec 2012
After the ballot is announced, additional candidates may be nominated by petition to be added to the ballot, provided that:
  1. The member is eligible for the position;
  2. The member has given written consent to being placed on the ballot;
  3. A minimum of five of the voting members of the section have signed a petition to place the candidate’s name on the ballot; and
  4. The petition, together with the written consent, is submitted to the Nominating Committee by 11:59 pm on December 2.
Any additional candidate successfully nominated by petition will appear on the ballot when voting opens, with it indicated that they were a petition candidate. 

To nominate an additional candidate for SWE Exec 2012, please fill out the petition form and send it to SWE NomComm ( by 11:59 pm on December 2.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Apply to join SWE Exec 2012!

Are you interested in becoming a leader in SWE?  You can now apply to join the 2012 SWE Exec! 

There is a new process for SWE Exec elections this year:
- Send your platform to the
SWE Nominating Committee (NomComm; by November 20 at 11:59pm
- NomComm will contact candidates
for additional information or discussion if necessary
- NomComm will put together a slate of candidate options that they believe will best serve MIT
SWE members will vote on the slated candidates (there may be multiple options for each position) starting on December 3
- We welcome the 2012
SWE Exec members!

2012 SWE Exec Application instructions:
By *November 20 at 11:59pm*, please email with the following information:
- Name
- MIT email
- Class year
- Major
- SWE membership number (you must be a current SWE member to join SWE Exec)
- Desired SWE Exec position(s) (up to 2)
- Your platform (discuss why you're qualified for the position(s) you're interested in, ideas you have for the positions, and any previous experience you have in SWE)

You can read more about what SWE does here on our website, and any current SWE Exec members would be happy to talk to you about their positions.  As a reminder, SWE Exec positions include:
- President (current Ellen McIsaac,
- Vice President of Membership and Information (current Liza Xu,
- Vice President of Corporate Relations (current Katia Paramonova,
- Vice President of Outreach (current Joy Jiao,
- Vice President of Campus Relations (current Jess Li,
- Treasurer (current Sandra Chen,
- Secretary (current Diandra Drago,
- Webmaster (current Kimmi Li,