The Software Engineering students have created a new student society, SE Soc, to facilitate inter-cohort activities. Before the creation of the SE Soc, SE students had cohort-based representation from class reps and faculty-level representation from organizations such as the Math Society and the Engineering Society, but no level of organization to coordinate activities such as resume critiques, where older students help younger students within the SE program.
SE Soc was created through a student referendum, with 94% of votes being in favour, and voter turnout of 42.5% (which is high for student referendums).
The first events organized by SE Soc were an inter-cohort social mixer last week, which roughly 200 students attended (about half of the SE students on campus this term), and a resume critique session with about 150 participants.
We are very excited about the new SE Society!