The WISE Undergraduate Society (WISE US) is dedicated to supporting female engineers and scientists as they embark on their journey to becoming professionals in their field of interest. We hold various workshops, lunch & learns, networking opportunities, mentoring activities and social events that we hope will help you develop into a successful woman in the workplace after graduating.
We greatly encourage everyone in sciences and engineering to become involved in WISE US as it’s a great way to build professional connections with industry as well as with other students. We openly welcome new volunteers; if you would like more information on how to get involved with us, you can get in touch with us via email or our Facebook page, which are linked below.
WISE US Executive Committee
WISE US currently consists of 9 executive members that work together to organize social events, mentoring programs, tutoring sessions, networking events, professional development workshops, and much more.
We would like to thank the past 2018-2019 executive and introduce our 2019-2020 executive team!
- President Zoë Breen
- Past President Rachel Coombs
- VP Science Dakshita Jagota
- VP Engineering (Society A) Caitlin Piercey
- VP Engineering (Society B) Abygail Pike
- Treasurer Fiona Landells
- Secretary Kelsi Fry
- Evening with Industry Coordinator Soraya Moore
- Executive Director of Communications Amelia Lacey
- Past President – Victoria Rose
- President – Rachel Coombs
- Secretary – Dakshita Jagota
- Treasurer – Fiona Landells
- Communications – Amelia Lacey
- VP Science – Zoë Breen
- VP Engineering – Emily Peddle
- VP Engineering – Caitlin Piercey
- EWI Coordinator – Soraya Gopaul
WISE US Tips
WISE US is invested in providing you with a variety of opportunities to enhance your learning, especially in the early years. We will be posting weekly tips and advice on how to succeed in your science and engineering degree.
This weeks tip is how to start out in the right foot! The first week of classes is full of new information and provides the opportunity to get ahead of the game, so don’t let it go to waste! Gather yourself an agenda or calendar and begin to write down all of your important dates for the upcoming semester, whether it be for the up and coming midterms or the events put on by WISE US. Preparing your calendar early provides you with a healthy schedule to keep you on track for the following months, right up until exams. Keeping on track leads to a successful school year!
Evening with Industry
In September 2015 WISE US launched their first ever EWI event. The event consisted of a formal dinner and networking session in which students from Memorial University had the opportunity to connect with industry professionals, both male and female, in their field of interest. Along with the benefit of learning from these professionals, this event also allowed students to develop their networking and communication skills as well as listen to some guest speakers from various industries whom of which were all in different stages of their career. This event attracted more than 70 people and due to its success it is expected to grow in the coming years.
Fourth Annual ‘Evening with Industry’
This year’s event is to be held at the Johnson GeoCentre in St. John’s on September 27, 2016 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm. Tickets are $25.00.
EMT – firstname.lastname@example.org (Password: Wiseus2019)
A semi-formal dinner and networking session providing post-secondary students with the opportunity to connect with industry professionals.
This event allows students to develop networking and communications skills, as well as learn from guest speakers in engineering, medicine, and science.