The Women in STEM Careers (WiSC) Program connects high-achieving female STEM students with industry partners. We are currently seeking partners to continue our program into 2019 and beyond.
WiSC provides professional development opportunities to female students, while acting as a talent identification pipeline program for participating organisations. Through industry partnership, the program promotes diversity and inclusion in the workplace. This program enables early identification of future talent for graduate employment opportunities.
Seeking industry partners
We are seeking industry partners to support the program from 2019 - 2021. Available options include:
Co-owner of the program
This opportunity includes naming rights and the capacity to drive the direction of the program in line with your company's strategic objectives.
Branded events within the program, recognition across all marketing materials and a pipeline of graduates into your company.
Social media recognition, opportunity to partake in all sessions, opportunity to connect directly with a targeted cohort of student participants.
We can tailor an approach that aligns with your strategic goals, please contact us for more information.
Industry partners are invited to meet and mentor female students who are completing either a science, engineering, mathematics or computer science (STEM) degree at the University of Adelaide.
We aim to provide students with exposure to a broad range of STEM careers, opinions and experiences from all career levels. Industry partners may participate in a variety of ways, including:
- guest panel events
- subject-matter training sessions
- graduate program information sessions
- providing technical advice.
We welcome involvement from STEM industry professionals (both male and female), small to medium enterprise, government and the corporate sector. Our previous industry participants have included companies such as: Santos, Uber, Aurecon, BAE Systems and Bureau of Meteorology.
We also encourage members of our alumni to get involved. Involvement can take up as little or as much time as partners are able to contribute.
Our Program Coordinator, Alexis would be happy to answer any of your questions. Please contact her on firstname.lastname@example.org or 08 8313 6482.
About the Women in STEM Careers (WiSC) Program
Held annually from March, the WiSC Program consists of a series of workshops, lectures, panel sessions, practical activities and industry networking events.
The WiSC Program commences with personal development sessions, where students undertake emotional intelligence, strengths and resilience training. These sessions lead into professional development activities in personal branding, job application writing and interview techniques. Students can also participate in career-focussed industry panel sessions. Throughout the program, industry partners can communicate directly with students and provide one-on-one mentoring.
Benefits for industry partners
Your organisation’s involvement in the WiSC Program will help to develop female STEM students into future professionals. Partnership benefits include:
- talent identification of high-achieving female STEM students
- mentoring students for graduate roles
- supporting diversity and inclusion in the workplace
- positioning your organisation as an employer of choice for our graduates
- working with the South Australian tertiary sector to develop future professionals
- community outreach through your staff’s participation in the program
- helping to identify and overcome barriers faced by female students in pursuing STEM careers.
To find out more about participating in the Women in STEM Careers (WiSC) Program, please contact: