Reality Changers Job Shadow Week

Reality Changers is an educational non-profit organization that serves inner-city youth to help them become first generation college students. They are holding their 2nd Annual Job Shadow Week from 3/30 (Monday) to 4/3 (Friday) and 4/6 (Monday) to 4/10 (Friday)and they are inviting SHPE San Diego to help connect their students’ dreams to reality!


Here is a message from Reality Changers regarding their Job Shadow Week:

 Job Shadow Day is a half-day event designed to expose high school students to the world of work. Students “shadow” professionals during a normal workday to gain a first-hand look at the skills, knowledge, and education required to succeed in a career. This event offers students a chance to explore careers of interest — as well as ones with which they are not familiar.

When a company participates in Job Shadow Day, it is demonstrating a commitment to supporting and improving the community. Individual hosts benefit from the satisfaction that comes with mentoring a young person and introducing him or her to a new career.

On the day of the event, students visit the work site and shadow professionals for 3 to 4 hours, observing and assisting them with their work.

  • Reality Changers staff work directly with students to prepare them for the job-shadow experience through a career-readiness orientation.
  • When you sign up, we will e-mail you a brief “host’s guide” that includes suggested activities to help structure the event.
  • You simply provide a brief job description to help us match with student career interests.

If you are interested in volunteering as a host, please sign up here and we will contact you with more information to help you prepare for the event.



San Diego Festival of Science and Engineering on March 21st @ Petco Park Volunteer Sign-Up

We will be providing science experiments for kids at the SD Festival of Science & Engineering Expo at Petco Park on March 21st! For more information on the event, parking and maps visit

SHPE San Diego Booth Number: LF10, LF11

Please fill out the following volunteer sign up sheet:

SHPE San Diego will send an email confirmation with your volunteer time, location and experiment instruction on Thursday, March 19th.PicMonkey Collage2



SDG&E Resume Prep & Mock Interview Workshop

Professionals and Students,

You are invited to come polish your résumé and interview skills with local industry professionals!

Mock interviews and resume critiques will be provided by a diverse group of Engineering and Human Resources professionals from SHPE San Diego and NSBE San Diego local corporate sponsors as well as representatives from San Diego Gas and Electric. Don’t miss this opportunity to have valuable one-on-one time with your future potential interviewers.

Space is limited! Registration Deadline: March 10, 2015 4:30 PM

Register ASAP

SDG and E Resume Prep and Mock Interview Workshop
Dress Code: Professional (Come dressed for an interview)

Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Point of Contact: Cynthia Hoffman



2015 SHPE San Diego Scholarship Application Open!

Attention SHPE San Diego students! This year’s SHPE San Diego scholarship application period opens March 1st and closes March 31st at 11:59 pm.

If you are a San Diego SHPE collegiate or SHPE Jr. registered member, have at least a 3.0 G.P.A. and have been active in your SHPE chapter, apply today for the SHPE San Diego Scholarship! Scholarship award amounts range from $500 – $2500. Don’t forget that you must be present at the 33rd Annual Scholarship and Awards Banquet on May 1st for scholarship eligibility.

Apply Here

Please note, we’ve updated the scholarship receipt requirements from previous years so please review the application details carefully.

Please review the Scholarships web page for more detailed information on the requirements and application process. The online scholarship submission and review process has worked great for the past two years through the service so we will continue to use this great service.

Spread the word and make sure to have someone review your application and essay question answers before submitting!