Help Students Jumpstart their Careers!
The Center for Women in Technology (CWIT) recognizes the importance of professional development from an early stage in one's career, beginning while still in school. At professional conferences, students have opportunities to learn current information in their fields of study, build professional networks that extend beyond the boundaries of their campuses, and possibly gain experience with presenting their research or other information to colleagues.
Students who attended a professional development event last year had great things to say:
"Grace Hopper was a totally exceptional experience. I had the opportunity for three on-site interviews, which offered great practice with technical interviews." -- Emily Scheerer, Computer Science
"It was great meeting a bunch of new people from all around the country at the conference as well as networking with many of the biggest names in technology, like Facebook, Twitter, Apple, and Microsoft. I know getting to meet these recruiters in person was a huge opportunity and I am very optimistic in my chances of getting an internship on the west coast, which is one of my dreams." -- Alec Pulianas, Computer Engineering
How can you help?
Raising $3,400 would help CWIT to send 8 or more students to national conferences in the fall of 2013.
Every $125 raised will send one student to the Society of Women Engineers' annual conference in Baltimore in October 2013 (the cost of student registration).
Every $725 raised will send one student to the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC), which is the largest conference for technical women in the world (the cost of student registration, airfare, and half the cost of a double-occupancy hotel room). The GHC will be held in Minneapolis in October 2013.
Together we can make it happen. Here’s How!
- With your help we raise $3,400