Georgia Tech has a long commitment to gender equality in education. The Women in Engineering program plays a leadership role in addressing women's concerns at Georgia Tech and beyond. The goal of the WIE program is to increase the number of women students who choose majors, advanced degrees, and careers in engineering. WIE seeks to ensure that every woman with the potential and interest in such careers has the necessary background and support to pursue these interests.
To address the critical issue of the lack of women in engineering-related fields WIE implements a three step strategy: information networking to prevent isolation and foster a sense of belonging, recruitment and career and leadership information to provide perspective, and mentoring to enhance retention.
Current Students Programs Overview
- Corporate Open House: a mini career fair hosted in early September for all female engineering students with above a 3.0 GPA; WIE's Corporate Sponsors are invited to attend as well and are interested in speaking to students regarding internship, co-op, and full time positions.
- Mentoring Programs: there are a variety of mentoring programs in place to serve undergraduate and graduate female engineering students through WIE, including the M&M Program and the Graduate Mentoring Program
- COE Champions Program: a unique outreach program where female undergraduate and graduate engineering majors visit local elementary, middle and high schools to talk to students about engineering.
- WIE Banquet: brings together nearly 500 students, alumni, corporate partners and Institute leaders to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of female engineering students who have achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and above.
- Professional Development Series: a 3 part series offering students corporate feedback on resumes, guidance on comparing hiring packages and negotiation salaries, and advice on future financial planning.
- Corporate Info Sessions and Coffee Talks: students are offered the opportunity to learn more about companies and working in industry as a women in engineering.