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Events

Women in Engineering regularly hosts events that revolve around topics like; support, community Involvement, Networking and Professional development. 

 

Develop

The Women in Engineering Program focuses on professional development from the day our students get to Ontario Tech. Workshops and Speaker Series are held throughout the academic year which allow students to strengthen their professional skills while also connecting them with female leaders in industry.  In addition to events held on-campus, there are several opportunities for our female students to apply for funding to attend professional development conferences.

We currently have the following Professional Development Events scheduled:

September 19th, Career Mentorship Program Launch
Join us to celebrate the launch of the new Career Mentorship Program! A manditory event for the students and industry leaders participating in the Career Mentorship Program. At this event mentors and mentees will meet face to face for the first time and learn more about what the program entails.
Find out more about the Career Mentorship Program here.

November 9th, What's Now / What's Next Conference at Waterloo University
Join your fellow Women in Engineering members and attend a conference at Waterloo University. More information about the conference can be found here: https://uwaterloo.ca/engineering/events/whats-next-what-now-conference

November 20th, WIRE-Leadership and Confidence Gap
Industry leaders will come to talk about their work and experience with confidence an leadership.

January 17th, Speed Networking
WiRE and the Ontario Tech University invite female engineering students to attend a networking night with diverse veterans from the energy industry. The event will help female students explore careers in the energy sector through mentorship from established professionals. These engineers will have industry experience in areas such as renewable energy, oil and gas, utilities, energy equipment and service provision, and consulting. Students will be paired up with professionals to have short, focused, one-on-one conversations in a speed networking style. Refreshments will be provided and the event will close with the opportunity for open networking amongst all attendees.

January 24th, Professional Engineers Ontario Info Session
Join Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) for an info session to discuss; why you should register with the PEO, how to track your internship experience, the requirements to get licensed, and their student events.


Educate

We also regularly host programming that will educate our students about essentail campus services, how to make the most of their education, and learn skills that will benefit them after graduation, such as resume development and interview preperation. We also run educational workshops on engineering related subjects.

We currently have the following Educational events scheduled:

September 12th, Peer Mentorship Program Launch
Join us to kick off this years Peer Mentorship Program! A manditory event for the studentsparticipating in the Peer Mentorship Program. At this event mentors and mentees will meet face to face for the first time and learn more about what the program entails. Find out more about the Peer Mentorship Program here.

October 9th, Co-op and Internship Info Session
Female Engineering Students are invited to learn about the Co-op and Internship program. Learn about program requirements and listen to a panel discussion of current students about things related to co-op and internship such as, what to expect during your first couple of months as an intern and thing's that can help ensure a smooth transition into the workplace.

January 9th, Chat with a Professor

 

Socialize

A large part of the Women in Engineering Program is createing a sense of community between female engineering students. To help create this community, we also run social events that allow our students to get to know eachother and make personal connections outside of the classroom and bond with their peers.

We currently have the following Social events scheduled:

October 23rd, Pumpkin Carving and Movie Night

November 27th, Holiday Social

December 4th, End of Semester Dinner

December 6th, Memorial Event

January 15th, Skating Social

February 11th, Cupcake Bakesale

April 3rd, End of Year Banquet

 

For more information about any of these events, please email Ellen James, at ellen.james@uoit.ca
We are always looking for volunteers for our events, if you are interested in volunteering, you can find out more information here.