Women in STEM Education (WiSE) Program
The Women in STEM Education (WiSE) Program supports the career development of identifying women studying in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) at Western Sydney University.
In 2020, women’s participation in STEM-qualified occupations decreased by 1 percentage point to 13% from 14% in 2019. Previously it had increased by 3 percentage points over the period of 2009 to 2019. The number of women in these occupations rose from approximately 139,000 in 2009 to 205,000 in 2020. Numbers of women in 2020 dropped slightly from 2019.
WiSE aims to reshape the STEM workforce through a range of activities and initiatives building empowering networks of identifying women who are enrolled at Western Sydney University through:
Students are given the chance to tour a STEM workplace related to their strand of study and receive first hand insight on what a day in their chosen field looks like. Students have the opportunity to hear from graduate staff and other representatives from the company as well as learn more about the industry.
Run annually, the WiSE mentoring strand connects students with experienced alumni mentors to gain valuable knowledge on developing their career pipeline. Through this mentorship, students have the chance to learn more about their aspiring career and expand their professional network.
Exclusive Access to Resources
As a female identifying student enrolled in a STEM course, you have free and automatic access to the CareerHub – WiSE Site. Through there, you can register for all WiSE initiatives and access the tracker, a set of online activities designed to help you identify your career strengths and build new skills.
Other WiSE Initiatives
Other initiatives organised by the WiSE Program include career development workshops partnered with top employers including Amazon, Accenture and LinkedIn.
Any identifying women studying STEM are automatically added as a member of WiSE. You will use your student ID to log into CareerHub - WiSE Site.
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If you’d like to become an industry partner and know more about supporting our women in STEM, please contact the WiSE Team at email@example.com.