Society of Women Engineers

2020 Society of Women Engineers Recruitment

SWE 2020 Virtual Conference & Career Fair

Join the team that’s building the future of energy, serving the energy needs of families, businesses and communities, and empowering employees to reach their full potential.

Southern Company is ready to meet you at the #WE20 Virtual Career Fair, November 4th – 5th and November 9th – 10th from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. CST. You will have the opportunity to talk to our team at the career fair and dive deeper into our company through virtual connected conversations as well as other events we will host November 4th (please see event details). Our team will wrap up each week with virtual interviews and are looking for entry-level, co-op, and intern talent to help our company build the future of energy. Want to learn more about what it looks like to work at Southern Company ahead of #WE20?

Emelia Tsemo

Distribution Engineer Emelia Tsemo joined Georgia Power 8 months ago. Emelia graduated from Kennesaw State University with a bachelor's degree in Mechatronics Engineering after moving to the United States from Cameroon, a country located in central Africa, to pursue her studies. She’s always been interested in math and science but did not realize she had a passion for engineering until her freshman year of college when she was tasked with designing a digital LED display for her robotics course. 

Emelia was introduced to the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) her sophomore year in college after a classmate invited her. Looking back, she is so glad she said yes!  

“My involvement in SWE influenced my educational and professional career path through leadership development, networking opportunities and personal empowerment,” Emelia shared.  

In 2019, Emelia had the opportunity to attend the SWE annual conference in Los Angeles, California. At the conference, she interviewed with Georgia Power and landed the job as a distribution engineer. Fast forward eight months, Emelia feels grateful to SWE for helping to shape her path to get where she is today. When asked what advice she’d give to anyone interested in pursuing a career in engineering, Emelia shared: The great thing about science and engineering is that both are always evolving. Be prepared to learn continuously and work hard, because sometimes engineering is hard work but also it can be extremely fun and rewarding.

With 44,000 megawatts of generating capacity and 1,500 billion cubic feet of combined natural gas consumption and throughput volume serving 9 million electric and gas utility customers through its subsidiaries, Southern Company is America’s premier energy company. The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric utilities in three states, natural gas distribution utilities in four states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across the nation and a nationally recognized provider of customized energy solutions, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications subsidiaries.

Review our job descriptions and apply to a position ahead of time via the SWE Career Center by November 2 or by visiting us virtually at #WE20.

Southern Company at SWE

Want to learn more about our student programs? Visit our LinkedIn Student Program Life page or contact Giuli Williams at gabiondi@southernco.com if you are planning on attending #WE20 and want to get plugged in, virtually.

Ready to apply? Click here for our co-op and intern positions and apply here for our full-time positions!

Want to learn more about our opportunities? Review our openings.

Event Details - Come see us!
Coffee & Conversations Wednesday, November 4th, 8:30 a.m. via Zoom meeting
Engineers in Energy Panel Wednesday, November 4, 4:30 p.m. CST via Zoom
Virtual Career Fair November 4-5 and November 9-10 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. CST
Virtual Interviews (Invite Only) November 6, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. CST OR November 12, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.