Career ToolKit Series
Join us for our career toolkit series. The Center for Women in Engineering, along with W. Scott Amey Career Services Center, and the GW Office of Innovation & Entrepreneurship, is hosting a multipart interactive series dedicated to demystifying the processes faced by women engineers and computer scientists as they search for an internship or a job after graduation. The series is being videotaped. Download the flier of upcoming workshops.
Our first session (October 16) focused on how to find a job or internship. Beyond the typical places to search, we address moving beyond “FAANG – Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Google” to identify a variety of places to search for the internship or job is right for you. We also present tools you can use to measure the corporate culture as well as the activities and benefits offered so you can make a choice the fits your needs. You can watch the Job/Internship Searching Workshop video at this link. One of the handouts was on Security Clearance FAQs, available here.
Our second session (October 23) addressed how women engineers and computer scientists become entrepreneurs. Think about how an idea you have been ruminating about could become a reality. You can watch the Entrepreneur Workshop video at this link.
The third session (November 6) in our series covers resume writing. The tools presented in this session are in the context of many research studies addressing whether a woman should use her full name on her resume, what terms to use in your resume and how to craft it for each internship or job position to which you apply. Watch the Resume Writing Workshop video at this link. For undergraduates, download this health resume guide as a helpful example. For graduate students, download the SEAS Resume and Cover Letter Guide.
The final session in this term (November 13) addresses seeking references and cover letter writing, relying on many of the research findings addressed in the workshop on resume writing. We stress choosing the right reference for the right job and keeping your list of people to whom you turn for references in the loop as you seek internships and job.
Download the handouts below:
- Video: WiE Career Toolkit: Cover Letter and Professional References
- Presentation: WiE Career Toolkit: Cover Letter and Professional References
- FY20 SEAS Resume and Cover Letter Guide
- Avoiding Gender Bias in Letter of Reference Writing
In the spring term the Center will host – along with W. Scott Amey Career Services Center – two additional sessions. The first, on January 29, 2020, covers Women Engineers and Negotiation. This interactive session provides information and practice on how to approach a negotiation for an internship, a job, a promotion or a raise.
The final session of our Career toolkit series, Mock Interviews, will be hosted on February 25, during GW's Engineer Week (e-week), with ample opportunities for mock interviews. Make a note to attend a special e-week panel on February 19, which will include participation by three industry professionals, along with a mixer/reception to be held following the panel.
Pizza is provided at each session. Unless otherwise noted, all are hosted in SEH 2000.
Join us for any or all of the series!