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Women in Engineering Program

Northeastern’s Women in Engineering (WIE) Program is one of the oldest of its kind focused on creating a network of resources and support for female engineering students. WIE connects students with mentors, tutors, career advice, financial aid, and other women in engineering—all the resources that promote success in engineering.

Starting with one of the housing choices for freshmen, students can make connections with other women studying engineering through the Connections Learning Living Community.  The WIE program offers both one-on-one tutoring as well as review sessions in key engineering and science classes.  As an upper-class student, there are opportunities for students to develop leadership skills by mentoring and inspiring younger girls from middle and high school.

Guest speakers and a career management course give students access to working women engineers who encourage students to pursue an engineering education and career. Making professional contacts is easy when over 2,000 women have graduated from our engineering programs.

“Through the Women in Engineering Program and organizations such as the Society of Women Engineers, our students receive a continuum of formal and informal support.” Rachelle Reisberg, assistant dean of Enrollment Management and Retention, and director, Women in Engineering Program

Events and Activities

The Women in Engineering Program also has various events throughout the year for prospective and current students.

Women in Engineering Day is an all-day event for high school girls (typically seniors and juniors) and their parents to find out more about our program.

The day starts out with a welcome continental breakfast, several information presentations, and a student panel of engineering women ready to answer all of your questions. Over lunch, meet our Admissions, Financial Aid, and Residential Life staff. The afternoon includes visits to our engineering research facilities with lots of informative activities; and the day ends with an optional campus tour.

Typically, WIE Day is once a year (in the Fall). For more information or to reserve a spot in the fall program, please e-mail Rachelle Reisberg at r.reisberg@northeastern.edu.

Cool Women/Hot Careers

This Society of Women Engineers sponsored program is an all-day event for high school girls (typically sophomores and juniors) and their parents to find out more about engineering. The day starts out with a welcome continental breakfast, several information presentations, and a student panel of engineering women ready to answer your questions. Over lunch, meet more of our SWE students. The afternoon includes a visit to an engineering research lab and a hands-on engineering activity run by SWE; the day ends with a short optional campus tour.

This event is typically scheduled for a Saturday during Massachusetts’ school vacation week in February. For more information or to reserve a spot in this spring program, please e-mail Rachelle Reisberg at r.reisberg@northeastern.edu.

The Connections program offers women undergraduates a wide range of activities aimed at preparing them for careers in engineering and science.

SWE—Society of Women Engineers—was established to have fun and promote women in engineering. Learn more.