WiSE Program for Employers

Women in Science and Engineering

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Established in 2015, the Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) Program is a co-curricular career development program at Western Sydney University for women studying Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) degrees. Students access a range of online and face-to-face activities designed to get them career-ready. Read more about the students' experience (opens in new window).

Employers are invited to register their interest in being involved.

Register for the WiSE Program (Employers) (opens in new window).

Employers are can be involved in our program in a number of ways:


Mentor a student for a semester

Mentor a student for a semester

We welcome mentors at all stages of their career to register their interest in being matched with a student. Through regular contact, you can provide advice, encouragement and career development opportunities for your mentee.

"I believe I was able to help my student in a number of different ways: giving her a good insight into the industry, what to expect etc.; how to go about increasing her knowledge and experience; providing new contacts in the industry; advising her of relevant volunteer and job opportunities; assisting and advising her on volunteer and job applications." - WiSE Program Mentor

“This is one of the first times I've had contact with someone in the industry in such a professional capacity and her reassurance, pep talks and positive feedback … has made me feel much less intimidated by the industry, much more confident in my abilities and increased my willingness to take risks and put myself out there.” - WiSE Program Mentee

Host a student visit at your workplace

Host a student visit at your workplace

Employers can register to host a visit from a group of students. The aim of employer visits is for students to learn about the host, receive current information about their recruitment processes, learn about opportunities in the company for undergraduates and graduates, experience the work environment, understand the day-to-day responsibilities of different staff and hear about their career journeys.

“...broadened my views on the different kinds of industries which take in the career I'm planning to pursue.”

“The visits to see employers... were very useful to me and gave me an idea about what employers look for in job seekers/graduates.”

“I found the visits extremely valuable. Hearing from professionals within the industry about their career paths and their progression in their field...”

Present at a workshop on campus

Present at a workshop on campus

Employers can register their interest in being involved in careers workshops on topics like: resume writing, interview skills, finding work and assessment centres.

Attend networking events

Attend networking events

Employers can register their interest in attending networking events with students, academics and other industry representatives.

"“A great night – food for my soul.” Employer about Speed Networking Evening

Offer work experience, internships and other opportunities

Offer work experience, internships and other opportunities

Employers are invited to contact us to discuss work experience, internship and other opportunities they wish to offer to students in the WiSE Program.

Sponsor a student to attend an industry event

Sponsor a student to attend an industry event

Employers can support students to attend industry events by sponsoring their attendance, or offering free or discounted registration.

To register your interest, please complete the Employer Involvement Expression of Interest Form (opens in new window).

For more information, contact the WiSE Program Team at wise@westernsydney.edu.au