Student Community Activities

Student Member Activities

Save the Date! Fall Student Days: October 25-29, 2021 (Participate in a Resume Clinic, Chat about Failure, and Photo/Video Contest to Win Prizes!)

What is "Student Days" in Member Connection?

This is an activity that takes place in the NEW Student Community in Member Connection. The student community is a space for students to interact with their peers and discuss technical topics, vehicle competition topics (Baja, Formula, or Aerodesign), exchange ideas around SAE Collegiate Chapters, and more. 

October 25 and 26: Resume Clinic (see below for details on how to participate)
October 27 and 28: Chat with the Expert on the topic of "Failure." (see below for details on how to participate)
October 29: Photo and/or Video Contest (show us your school spirit, your competition pictures, chapter meetings, and more!) For the videos, give us a testimonial of your SAE Student Member experience!*

Resume Clinic Information*

Here are the ways you can participate:


  • Live Resume Session: Monday, October 25 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. EST with our resume experts…get answers to questions regarding interviews, job searches, and more. Register here
  • Online discussion in the Student Community: Post your resume to the discussion thread to receive a few general comments/tips. You can also ask questions related to job searching, career trajectory, etc. 
  • If you want to receive your resume comments privately, submit your resume here.  
*Please note, this is not a recruitment activity. 

Chat with the Expert on Failure Information
This is your chance to discuss with your student peers, as well as professionals, how to navigate failure (in particular, this chat will be great for those involved in the SAE vehicle competitions like AeroDesign, Baja, and Formula!) Ways to participate include:
1.  A live session on October 27 from 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. EST. Register here to attend.
2.  Over the course of the two days, you can continuously participate in the online discussion with the experts. Go to that discussion thread here.

Experts include:
Alba Colon; Hendrick Motorsports;  Director Competition Systems
Dylan Konop;
Mechanical Engineering student, Bradley University, May 2022

Ryan Reynolds; Senior Program Manager, Lockheed Martin Skunk Works

More to be announced!

Prizes and How to Win During the Week:

  • 15 $50 digital Amazon giftcards
  • Simply participate! We’ll randomly award 15 lucky participants with a $50 digital Amazon giftcard for participating… 5 for the resume clinic, 5 for the Chat with the Expert, and 5 for the photo contest.
  • Tag a fellow student member for a chance to win an extra $10 giftcard (for each student member that you tag AND that participates, you’ll get a $10 giftcard)
  • SAE baseball hats will also be randomly awarded to participants

*By entering this  photo /video contest, I give my consent and release to SAE International to use my name and likeness to promote their initiatives, events and/or activities. I understand that SAE International has the right to any and all uses and displays of photos submitted during the contest. I acknowledge that I will not receive any compensation for SAE’s usage and hereby release SAE and its agents from any and all claims which arise out of or are in any way connected with such use.

Previous Student Activities: You can view past discussions to see what your peers had to say!

Student Community One Year Anniversary Celebration: September 1 - October 1, 20201. View the thread here.
SAE Student Engagement Photo Contest: June 16 - 18, 2021. View the thread here
Your Dream Job Chat: May 25 and 26, 2021. View discussion here

Chat with the Expert: Our Mental Wellness: COVID & Job Uncertainty. December 15 & 16 2020; View discussion here.
October 2020 Student Days here.
September 2020 Student Days
September 2019 Student Days Go to this discussion thread.
August 2019 Student Days Go to this discussion thread.