The activities and services of the Engineering Society are coordinated by student volunteers called directors. Below is a list of the current directorships run by the Engineering Society. We’re always willing to accept new ideas for directorships and events! 

 f If you are interested in filling a vacant directorship or creating a new event or service, please contact the appropriate exec member. Applications for all directorships open at the end of each term.

You can see a list of the On-term Directors here

University of Waterloo Engineering Society Directorship Descriptions 

Time Commitment Value

Explanation

1

This is a one time smaller scale event. This is the smallest amount of time commitment available!

2

This directorship requires planning for many easy events, 2-3 smaller scale events, or 1 slightly more time-consuming event.

3

This directorship requires you to be available biweekly or weekly throughout the term, or planning 2-3 more time consuming events, or 1 very large scale event.

4

This is a very (very!) large scale event. The time commitment of these type of directorships is similar to that of a Commissioner (someone who oversees directors). These type of directorships are extremely rewarding!

 Disclaimer: Time commitment isn’t ALWAYS reflective of how much time will be spent on the directorship. If you’re really passionate, you could end up spending a lot more time than other directors have in the past. The time commitment is just meant as a guide, and we hope you find it helpful!

 

President – president@engsoc.uwaterloo.ca

   

Directorship

Commitment

Description

Secretary

3

 The secretary takes minutes during the fast-paced Engineering Society Council meetings.

Diversity

3

This director will work the the President to review and provide suggestions on the the inclusivity and accessibility of EngSoc services and events.

The role of Diversity Director is a new one and it is an opportunity to help shape the role.

Website

2

These directors are responsible for managing and improving the Engineering Society website.

VP Academic – vpacademic@engsoc.uwaterloo.ca

   

Directorship

Commitment

Description

Course Critiques

1

The Course Critiques director will find volunteers to review the course critiques before they are submitted to the faculty. Significant support from the Associate Dean, Teaching. Great way to explore academic issues on campus!

Mental Health – Postsecret

2

Be in charge of the Postsecrets! Open a way for people to submit their posts, and print off and post all of them in a mental health promotive manner. This position works with very anonymous posts and the team is looking to improve the event next term!

Mental Heath – Puppies in Poets

1

Work with the SSC and VPA to bring puppies to Poets! Workload is dependant on how many iterations of the event you would like to host. Most work will be conducted to secure the bookings of the dogs/puppies from St. John’s Ambulance.

Mental Health –

Blog

3

Write weekly/bi-weekly blog posts to go on the famous Mental Health in Engineering blog. Often seeking out partnerships or guests to share their views. This directorship is very much a what-you-make-of-it and you’ll be supported by the VPA and Mental Health commissioner the whole way.

Mental Health – Let’s Talk Mental Health

1

Organize 1 to 2 events in the term that provides a discussion, either formal or open floor, that discusses engineering relevant issues with mental health.

Mental Health –

Open

~

If you have an idea that will support the mental health team then this is the directorship to apply to! Make sure to describe the idea you have in your post or reach out the the Vice President Academic when you apply!

Professional Photoshoot

2

These directors set up a free photoshoot either outside POETS or on the E5 bridge for any engineering students who want a professional headshot for for purposes such as LinkedIn.

Interview Skills

3

This director is responsible for hosting at least one workshop on developing skills necessary for interviews (mock behavioural interviews, etc.). They will likely also have the opportunity to run a technical interview workshop with Google!

Resume Critiques

3

This director will be responsible for finding volunteers from each department and hosting 1 or more resume critique sessions.

Resume Rescue

2

Help the Student Services Commissioner foster the online Resume Rescue for continuous resume critiques throughout the term.

Workshops

1

Workshop directors are responsible for preparing content and presenting a workshop on their desired subject. Additional topics may be added subject to director and student interest.

We’re planning to run 4+.

  • Hardware (w/ Ideas Clinic)

  • SolidWorks

  • LaTex

  • AutoCAD

  • Excel

  • MatLAB

  • Command Line Editing

  • Adulting 101 (Life Skills)

  • Arduino

  • Public Speaking

Exam Bank

1

The Exam Bank directors are in charge of collecting exams from students and adding them to the current exam bank. They will also hold a raffle for anyone who submits an exam.

Exam Bank (Programming)

2

The Exam Bank (Programming) directors will be in charge of improving the usability and accessibility of our exam bank services. You’ll be working full stack with regards to upgrading the website.

Career Fair – Employer liaison

3

The director(s) will primarily work through the career fair email address to solicit employers, contact existing employers, coordinate payment and answer employer questions. The employer liaison director(s) will work closely with the Career Fair Chair. Career Fair is a one time larger event which is tentatively scheduled for March 2019.

Career Fair –

Logistics

3

This director will order refreshments and lunch for employers and volunteers. They will also be responsible for day-of logistics including employer arrivals (check-in, directions, parking), event setup and event take down. The logistics director will work closely with the Career Fair Chair. Career Fair is a one time larger event which is tentatively scheduled for March 2019.

Career Fair –

Marketing and Student Liaison

2

This director will be responsible for Facebook advertising the event to students, answering student questions, liaising with EngSoc marketing team and liaising with faculty/departments for additional marketing. The Marketing and student liaison director will be overseen by the Career Fair Chair. Career Fair is a one time larger event which is tentatively scheduled for March 2019.

VP Finance – vpfinance@engsoc.uwaterloo.ca

   

Directorship

Commitment

Description

Student Deals

2

This director or team of directors is responsible for finding new places to incorporate student deals for the Engineering Society. They will also be responsible for adding the new deals to the website, and advertising the sales.

Patch Design

1

This director or team of directors will run a contest for patch designs, and have students vote on the winner. They will then be ordered into Novelties.

Food

3

This director or team of directors are responsible for the ordering and receiving of the amazing food enjoyed after every Engineering Society Council meeting.

Novelties

3

Novelties is the official Waterloo Engineering Society Swag Store, and the best place on campus to buy all kinds of engineering novelty items.The Novelties directors are responsible for running the store, and to bring in new designs for patches, shirts, sweaters, and any other exciting EngSwag they can think of!

Novelties Fashion Show

2

Putting together an exciting event aimed at showcasing Novelties merchandise to new and returning students at the beginning of the Fall 2018  term. This has never been done before, so there is a lot of creative freedom!

Keyholders

3

The keyholders are responsible for opening and closing POETS, maintaining POETS, and organizing the movies, themes, and daily life in POETS. Responsibilities of the keyholders include running events in POETS such as movie nights, OTs and sleepovers.

P**5

1

This director is responsible for distribution of P**5 point sheets and tracking all points from any and all EngSoc events. Help improve (or at least measure) Engineering Spirit, direct P**5!

 

VP Communications – vpcomm.b@engsoc.uwaterloo.ca

   

Directorship

Commitment

Description

Spirit Squad

2-3

The spirit squad is a new initiative seeking enthusiastic individuals to help promote awareness of engsoc events and relevant info.

The team of directors will be responsible for coordinating bi-weekly visits to various engineering spaces across campus (computer labs, student design centre, QNC etc.). They will distribute free snacks and pamphlets summarizing “what’s going on in EngSoc”, in an effort to cheer people up and get people informed.

 

Considering how new and flexible this initiative is, applicants are encouraged to share their ideas or initiatives for how to engage the student population

PEO Representative

2-3

This director would be responsible for representing Waterloo at the monthly PEO chapter meetings and working with them and the Engineering Society to further develop the relationship between the two bodies.

 

The PEO Representative is also responsible for arranging a PEO Speaker Panel on campus. This is an event where 4-5 professional engineers are invited to answer questions from attendees with regards to careers, life after university, and professional development.

Carebear

2

CareBears are responsible for putting together a director appreciation event at the end of the term. They will also assist Executive in selecting “Directors of the Month”.

Marketing/

Graphic Design

3

These directors are responsible for advertising events, through posters, social media, etc. This is a great opportunity to work as part of a team to improve EngSoc’s communications reach!

EngSoc Media

3

The EngSoc media team is responsible for photographing Engineering Society events. They keep hype alive all term with awesome photos and videos. Note: EngSoc has a camera to be lent out for events, all you need for this directorship is an interest in taking (and maybe even editing) photos!

Website

3

These directors are responsible for managing and improving the website.

Social Media Director

2

This director will be responsible for keeping the EngSoc social media pages up-to-date. They will be responsible for posting videos, photos, and updates on our social media pages to keep everyone well informed and get them excited about our events.

Your job will be to come up with creative and engaging advertisements to be used on facebook and other social media. You’ll be working closely with directors to market their event appropriately.

 

VP Student Life – vpstudentlife@engsoc.uwaterloo.ca

Directorship

Commitment

Description

Data Director

TBD

This director will help the VPSL explore how to better utilize data collecting tools to improve society events. This position may also include helping to create a student engagement survey, which will involve collaborating with faculty member and external clubs.

Free Food

2

These directors will plan and execute events to give out free food.

Outreach

  

Directorship

Commitment

Description

Educational Outreach

2

The Education Outreach directors are responsible for organizing the termly trip(s) to THEMUSEUM in Kitchener. You would also have the opportunity to work with the Engineering Outreach Office to provide mentorship opportunities to current students!

Charities

3

These directors organize money-raising charity events for the chosen charity of the year. This can include: charity grilled cheese and pancakes, charity raffle, and more!

WiE

2

This director is the liaison between the Engineering Society and Waterloo Engineering’s Women in Engineering program to run joint events.

Archineering

2

These directors organize an event with the Architecture students. This event can be paired with Outings, apply for both Directorships if you’re interested in doing an event like this.

Blood Runs

2

This director would contact the Blood Drive and organize dates and transportation for students to donate blood together.

National Engineering Month

3

These directors are in charge of facilitating the Engineering events during the month of March, and involving students from the community. They are also responsible for communication with ESSCO and CFES. Rube Goldberg and CANstruction are the two main events that are, but others can be added as well.

Environment

2

The environment directorship is all about our environment! You would carry on the Green Office Initiative that EngSoc is currently running in order to make the Society more sustainable.

Community Service Team

2

These directors will organize outings to volunteer in the KW community. Trips could include community cleanup, volunteering at soup kitchens etc.!

Remembrance Day

3

This director is responsible for planning the Engineering Society’s Remembrance Day Ceremony.

Santa Claus Parade

2

This director is responsible for organizing a group to attend the Santa Claus Parade!

Bus Push

2

This directorship involves organizing the Engineering Bus Push to raise money for charity!

Clothing Drive

2

This director will run a clothing drive to donate to a local charity.

   

Social and Events

Directorship

Commitment

Description

EngPlay

4

Every term, a play is put on by the engineers. The directors are in charge of choosing or writing a play, and directing it as such.

Genius Bowl

2

This director runs a one time Trivia Extravaganza with prizes.

LAN Party

1

This director hosts a LAN party for engineering students, which can be run as a tournament with prizes.

Semi-Formal

3

The directors run a semi formal dance for the engineering students.

TalEng

2

This event is a talent show showcasing the talented engineering students!

Coffee House

2

This director runs music related events such as Coffee House (at least two).

Arts

2

 This director runs a variety of events related to arts and crafts. Past events have included Finger Painting, Macaroni Art, Colouring Contest, Perler Beads, Nail Art, and Tye Dye Party.

Board Games

2

Host board game nights with various options which could include Magic: The Gathering, Catan, etc.

D&D

2

This director will act as Dungeon Master for bi-weekly events.

Outings

2

This director or these directors would organize and run a trip. Some examples include:

  • Bowling

  • Trip to the movies

  • Laser tag

EngHack S19

3

 THIS IS FOR ENGHACK 2019! We’re starting nice an early to make this as quality as possible and to get good sponsorship! These directors plan a 24 hour hackathon for engineering students.

Ramen Noodle Eating Contest

2

This director will run an event where contestants will have to eat a bowl of ramen AS FAST AS POSSIBLE. There will be team and single categories, as well as a spicy challenge 😉

B*tch + Stitch

2

Do you have a pile of patches lying somewhere at home that you’ve been meaning to sew on your coveralls? Us too… This director will plan 2-3 sewing parties in POETs over the semester, and hold simple sewing workshops for beginners.  

RPDR Viewing Party

3

Engineers, start your engines…and may the best TV show of all time play every other week in POETS. This directorship will consist of organizing two episodes of RuPaul’s Drag Race to be played biweekly in POETS, and whatever else you want. As Mama Ru says, kitty girl it’s your world!

Mocktail Making

1

Getting licensed is hard, but everyone secretly likes it best when drinks taste like juice…so let’s make them with just juice! This director will be responsible for organizing a mocktail making workshop, including selecting recipes, buying materials and drinking mocktails!!!

Create your own event

1-3

Have an idea for a rad new event? Let us know, we want you to run something you’re passionate about!

First Year

Directorship

Commitment

Description

First Year Mentoring

3

This director runs the First Year Mentoring program. They assign mentors to first year mentees. They will also have the opportunity to work with the WiE Mentoring Program for collaboration.

FYELC

3

Directors for this event will coordinate the 2 day conference on leadership for first year engineering students. There are various directorship roles within this team that will be coordinated once the team is assembled.

F*ck Up Forum

2

This director will organize 2 events where people will be able to sign up and share times when they seriously f*cked up. There will be an emphasis on inviting first years to help them realize failure is A-ok.

Socials and Events

Directorship

Commitment

Description

Ramen Noodle Eating Contest

2

This director will run an event where contestants will have to eat a bowl of ramen AS FAST AS POSSIBLE. There will be team and single categories, as well as a spicy challenge 😉

B*tch + Stitch

2

Do you have a pile of patches lying somewhere at home that you’ve been meaning to sew on your coveralls? Us too… This director will plan 2-3 sewing parties in POETs over the semester, and hold simple sewing workshops for beginners.  

RPDR Viewing Party

3

Engineers, start your engines…and may the best TV show of all time play every other week in POETS. This directorship will consist of organizing two episodes of RuPaul’s Drag Race to be played biweekly in POETS, and whatever else you want. As Mama Ru says, kitty girl it’s your world!

Mocktail Making

1

Getting licensed is hard, but everyone secretly likes it best when drinks taste like juice…so let’s make them with just juice! This director will be responsible for organizing a mocktail making workshop, including selecting recipes, buying materials and drinking mocktails!!!

Create your own event

1-3

Have an idea for a rad new event? Let us know, we want you to run something you’re passionate about!

Waterloo Engineering Competition (WEC)

Directorship

Commitment

Description

Junior Design

2

Directors will be in charge of planning the Junior Design competition. Involves classical mechanical design problems, solved using basic craft store materials (and lots of mouse/rat traps).

Senior Design

2

Directors will be in charge of planning the Senior Design competition. This competition usually involves an electronics /software component.

Consulting

2

Directors will be in charge of planning the Consulting competition. Teams work to solve a proposed real-world engineering problem. They don’t build anything, but present their solutions to a panel of judges. Past problems include solving corporate disasters or large scale engineering problems.

Programming

2

Directors will be in charge of planning the Programming competition. The competitors are given a programming problem to solve.

Logistics

2

Director is in charge of planning, organizing, and booking times, schedules, rooms, and food.