The Professional Networking Dinner

The Cornell University Society of Women Engineers proudly presents our semiannual Professional Networking Dinner. Held the evening before Cornell's technical career fair, the Professional Networking Dinner enables company representatives and students to interact in an intimate yet relaxed environment. This allows representatives to share personal and business experiences while seeing first-hand just what Cornell has to offer. Students have the opportunity to speak to representatives for an extended period of time and to learn more about the workplace environment of many top engineering companies. We cordially invite you to join us for this unique networking opportunity.

The Fall 2017 PND will be held on September 5th, 2017 at the Statler Hotel's Grand Ballroom.

Company Representatives

The event will cost $200.00 for the first company representative and $180.00 for each additional representative. Please note that each company is limited to a maximum of 4 company representatives. Companies may also choose to purchase an advertisement to be included in the program. Half page ads (5"x4") cost $50 and full page ads (5"x 8") cost $70. Dinner and four networking rotations will allow you to meet a wide variety of students in a casual and friendly atmosphere. Representatives are invited to stay an additional half hour, until 10:00pm, for further networking. This is a wonderful opportunity to get to know potential full-time and internship applicants prior to the career fair.


Tickets are $15 and may be purchased online with a credit card. The dinner consists of a four course meal catered by The Statler, with four rotations, during which you will be able to network with different companies in a relaxed environment. Additionally, there will be a short networking session prior to the start of the official rotations, and a thirty minute networking session at the end of the night so that you will have the opportunity to speak to any representatives that you may have missed, or would like to talk to again. This is a great way to meet company reps and find a summer internship, co-op, or full time job.

Ticket sales are not yet open for Fall 2017. Check back later!

  • PND 2014
  • PND 2014
  • PND 2014

Comments from Students and Representatives from past dinners:

Representatives say…

“I enjoyed the opportunity to meet students looking for a job”

“[I liked] Meeting a variety of students”

“[Great] Opportunity for encouraging brand recognition.”

Students say…

“Having more time to talk to the representative around
a table with other students take[s] away some of the pressure
…and gave me more confidence in joining in the conversation”

“[There was] lots of time to talk to reps in small group setting”

"[I] got some really good insight into the companies' cultures”

If you have any questions regarding the event, please feel free to contact the SWE Career Development Co-Directors, Lillyan Pan and Joan Song at We look forward to seeing you at the event!

Lillyan Pan Joan Song
Career Development Co-Director Career Development Co-Director