Opportunities for women studying engineering and IT
From first year to graduation, Women in Engineering and IT will provide you with a community and opportunities for development for a successful career in engineering or technology. Hear from our current students about their experiences!
Hello, my name is Ish and I'm the Student Engagement
Officer at the Women in Engineering and IT at
UTS. Our vision is to create and lead social change so that study
and career journeys are not limited by gender. Some of our
programs include primary and high school outreach,
scholarships, and Lucy mentoring.
Now you're going to hear a little bit more about our
programmes for that limited engineering and it community.
I'm currently in my third year of the Women in Engineering and IT
Cooperative Scholarship in Software Engineering. And what
that means is I have an industry placement every year closer with
a company that is part of the programme and this has given me
an insight as to how I can articulate my classroom based
learning I guess, with the industry. That's a really good
program because it allowed me to connect
the industry, as well as understand or the different
there after I finish University.
In this program you get paired up with a mentor and for 20
I was able to connect with an industry professional from my
field of study. So I got to learn about the professional
workplace, expand my knowledge about the opportunities I have
and connect with more people to to gain those opportunities and
improve myself professionally and personally.
In terms of outreach programmes, I've been out to visit many high
schools and help students learn about topics from electrical
engineering to solve panels to even just the basic mechanics of
engineering and seeing their excitement of getting to be
doing hands on programmes of engineering stuff that we do
here. You Let's see, it's been so exciting and rewarding. So
you really get the chance to develop your leadership and
communication skills and work with a lot of like minded
people. And that has been really great for me because I've been
able to relate on
top of the students my qhdc experience, and it's kind of
been an opportunity for me to,
like, tell what I would tell my younger self to someone else.
You know, I've been coming to it ever since I was in first year
and it's been a really good community and I know that I'm
safe and I know I have support around me with my arm, you know,
with the people involved with it with other students as well.
I've met a lot of my friends through that and you know, has
really gave me that safeguard coming into UTS. As a first year
student, you know, straight out of high school, I was really
scared but knowing that there's other women engineers around me
with the same kind of issues that we're facing in industry
and also on power going in university. Hundreds of casual
catch ups every week has been really good.
I just say just get involved with whatever activities you're
passionately to to. There's so many and you can't go wrong,
because if you don't find one, you can just move on to the
next. The biggest mistake is just not doing anything.
I would highly recommend coming and joining us here at UTS. And
I think you'll find that the UTS community and we're ensuring it
will really support you in exploring your interests, you
will have the chance to diversify your connection with
industry. We've had the chance to meet all the women and people
to work with and there's many opportunities here for you to
explore your field of interest as well.
Lucy Mentoring Program
The Lucy Mentoring Program connects women studying engineering or technology at UTS to industry professionals for one-on-one mentoring. Check out Lucy Mentoring
Community for Postgraduate Women
Join our community of Masters and PhD students with these dedicated initiatives. Find out more
The Women in Engineering and IT community
We’re growing and connecting the network of women in engineering and IT within UTS and into industry and the greater community. Join us for our fortnightly coffee hours in the WiEIT 'Cube' space and for our Autumn and Spring Session Lunches.
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Do you have an idea that you’d like to work with us on or an event that you’d like us to join? Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.