Women In Technology

On Campus

The number of female students enrolled in engineering technology programs at Ferris State University is growing steadily.  To continue supporting this growth, the College of Engineering Technology strives to help create a sense of community so that female students may feel welcomed, connected to others, and well positioned to realize their full potential.  Female students within the College have the option of participating in events and activities that encourage networking, professional development, and growth.  Although these events are open to all students, an emphasis is placed upon themes of females in engineering technology given that they are underrepresented in these areas. 

VOLUNTEER - MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Current students are also invited to get involved to volunteer in and around the community with initiatives that challenge gender stereotypes.  While females perform well in math and science, they are less likely to choose programs in college that are nontraditional for their gender such as engineering technology programs.  Research shows that exposing these students to female role models can make a big difference in encouraging them to consider such career options.  Throughout the year there are numerous opportunities to volunteer to support younger students.  If you are interested, please contact the University Career Programs Specialist at 231-591-3549.

GET INVOLVED - GET CONNECTED

Each semester programming is offered for current students to meet other students, develop visions for their future careers, grow professionally, and have fun.  To register to attend any of these events or to learn more, contact Leigha Compson, University Career Programs Specialist at [email protected] or at 231-591-3549.  We look forward to hearing from you!

Upcoming programming for current students:

Date Location Event

9.6.18
6 PM

UC 203

Welcome Event

Everyone is welcome to join an evening reception to welcome newly enrolled female students. Dinner is provided, the University Career Programs Specialist offers a brief presentation, and current students serve on a panel to share their experiences and field new student questions. This is one event to make sure to attend.

10.15.18
6 PM
UC 202A

Fall Mix It Up

The main kickoff event each fall is the Mix It Up event that includes a meal and female guest speakers who represent a variety of College of Engineering Technology programs to share information about their journeys at Ferris and the transition into professional careers. Students are invited to ask questions and arrive in time to mingle with the other guests.

11.6.18
11 AM
UC 203

Cafe Chats

Several times each semester, all students are invited to come together for light refreshments to network with one another and discuss current issues relevant to finding career success as a female in engineering technology fields. These events are great ways to meet other students and establish friendships. Feeling connected to others is a critical to persisting and overcoming challenges.

12.6.18
9AM-3PM
JOH 200

Open Office Hours (Study Breaks)

Each semester on the Thursday of the last week of classes students are invited to open office hours hosted by the University Career Programs Specialist. During open office hours, students can discuss challenges, celebrate achievements, and engage in a stress relief activity.  As part of the day, students are able to pack their own healthy “study snack packs” to take with them as they prepare for final exam week.

2.26.19
6 PM
UC 202A

Networking Dinner

The Networking Dinner takes place each spring and is a time to meet successful women who have graduated from the College of Engineering Technology. They share their experiences and offer professional insights for current students. In addition, students are encouraged to ask questions and network with fellow students in attendance.

3.5.19
11 AM
UC 203

Cafe Chats

Several times each semester, all students are invited to come together for light refreshments to network with one another and discuss current issues relevant to finding career success as a female in engineering technology fields. These events are great ways to meet other students and establish friendships. Feeling connected to others is a critical to persisting and overcoming challenges.

4.15.19
6 PM
UC 202AB

Recognition Banquet

An annual celebration of females in the College of Engineering Technology. Students, faculty, and staff nominate outstanding students and faculty/staff members to be honored by awards. Student volunteers and those graduating are also highlighted. The College community looks forward to joining together for this evening meal and recognition of key accomplishments each spring.

Spring 
2019
TBD
9AM-3PM
JOH 200

Open Office Hours (Study Breaks)

Each semester on the Thursday of the last week of classes students are invited to open office hours hosted by the University Career Programs Specialist. During open office hours, students can discuss challenges, celebrate achievements, and engage in a stress relief activity. As part of the day, students are able to pack their own healthy "study snack packs" to take with them as they prepare for final exam week.

TBD  

Professional Development

Opportunities to learn from experts in the field, attend professional conferences, and meet exceptional female role models in engineering technology related fields.