The USC Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) Program is pleased to announce the introduction of the WiSE Undergraduate Professional Program. The objective of this program is to help prepare undergraduate students for careers in industry.
Beginning in the Fall 2021 term, the WiSE program will launch a newly conceived Undergraduate Professional Program aimed at advancing the careers of women in the sciences and engineering and creating a supportive environment in which undergraduate students may explore and learn about careers beyond academia.
Students involved in the WiSE Undergraduate Professional Program will participate in a series of WiSE-organized discussions, panels, and workshops. Overseen by a member of the faculty, these programs will occur bi-weekly throughout the academic year. As part of a cohort of students, award recipients will attend events on a variety of subjects including preparing a CV/resume, writing an effective cover letter, interview preparation, elevator pitches, negotiations, networking, connecting with mentors and advocates, etc.
A detailed description of the program, eligibility requirements, deadlines (extended to 6/11), as well as application and submission guidelines can be found on the WiSE web site, https://wise.usc.edu/wise-undergraduate-professional-program/. All applications will be evaluated by the appropriate WiSE School Committees (i.e., USC WiSE Viterbi and USC WiSE Dornsife Committees). We invite you to contact us with questions or comments about the program at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The mission of the WiSE program is to increase the representation of women in the disciplines of mathematics, the sciences, and engineering. By offering undergraduates at USC additional support and training, the WiSE Undergraduate Professional Program hopes to prepare more students to enter (and thrive in) viable and rewarding careers in STEM fields.