Engineers without Borders - Wits orientation week
The year 2018 brought in a new committee, a new structure and an opportunity to get new members for EWB-WITS. The new team set out the year with a new mission, referred to as the Triple C and not the usual- Cool, Calm and Collected but a more applicable, unique spin off. EWB-WITS introduced their version of the triple C - Collaborations, Connections and ultimately Change. We sought to Collaborate with our members, collaborate with other societies and sought to form collaborations with industries. We further wanted to give our members the opportunity to make Connections; Connections with each other, Connections with their communities and Connections with industry professionals. Our final aim was to ultimately Change the world, because we are the Change.
We started the year off with the very exciting Wits university Orientation week, or more commonly known as O-week. We had a stand set up in the great hall piazza, along with a variety of other societies which included golden key international; Black Science, Technology and Engineering Professionals, and Inala to name a few. This set up was immensely beneficial as it allowed us to engage with prospective members and societies. The EWB-WITS committee members encouraged others to join the society through stories of their own experiences in changing the world. EWB-WITS also ran an interesting competition members had to take enthusiastic, passionate pictures and display their eagerness to join the society for cool prizes. O-week also allowed us to form collaboration with another society WomEng, WomEng provided us with pink hard hats which piqued the interest of prospective members. This collaboration also allowed for a demonstration of brand recognition and togetherness.
The Chairperson, Vice- Chairperson and Secretary / Treasurer gave presentations to the various divisions of engineering schools and this proved to be successful- soon after the presentations the EWB stand at the piazza was flocked with eager members lining up to sign up and ask more questions about our society.
All in all we enjoyed the company of each other and our new members and we have high hopes of together achieving Collaboration, Connections and ultimately Change during the year of 2018.