WISE NL offers a number of programs and events with the aim of increasing the participation of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics careers:
The Speaker Series is a regularly scheduled event, open to the public and designed to tell the story of women’s contributions in science and engineering. The Speaker Series also provides opportunities for both professionals and students to gather and learn about an interesting topic or career, to mingle and socialize, and to network. For more information please click here.
WISE NL offers a number of professional development workshops and seminars throughout the year. We also promote various conferences that align with our overall mission and goals.
The WISE NL Mentorship Program is a new initiative developed in 2015. Mentors will have the opportunity to provide advice to a young woman on her post-secondary education or career path. Mentees will benefit from being connected to a network of professional women who can provide valuable insight to help form their education and career choices. For further information and to apply visit here.
Aboriginal Youth Conferences
The annual aboriginal youth conferences are offered to female AND male high school students in grades 10-12 who are interested in learning more about career options in science and engineering. Students are be encouraged to consider a career in these fields through professional development activities, mentoring and knowledge of the opportunities available. While preference is given to students who self-identify as aboriginal all students are welcome to apply. For more information click here.
Student Summer Employment Program
Student Summer Employement Program (SSEP) is WISE NL’s flagship program which provides young women in grade 11 (grade 10 in Labrador) with the unique opportunity to work for eight weeks in paid Science and Engineering Research Assistant positions. For more information please click here.
CareerLinks: Smart Choices for Women is a new interactive tool that connects users to career information on science, engineering, trades, and technology (SETT). CareerLinks specifically seeks to bring visibility to the experiences, perspectives and priorities of SETT women in Newfoundland & Labrador.
In this Version 1.0, the user interface is functional and the database contains real but limited data. Our goal over the next few months is to enrich the database in time to begin general promotion of CareerLinks in early 2016. As we endeavor to grow the database, we would like to prioritize our research based on early user feedback and welcome your participation. For more information, click here.