Well into the year-long program, four students from Cristo Rey Jesuit High School reflect on the Corporate Work-Study Program aimed at providing college-bound students with a professional work experience. (Learn more about the Cristo Rey students.)
Members of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) are reaching out to students to promote careers in a male-dominated industry.
Recently, the Chicago Regional Section of SWE sponsored a “Lunch and Learn” event at the Illinois Institute of Technology to offer information and networking opportunities to future women engineers. ESD Automation Designer and SWE member Alouki Shah says the event addressed a number of questions, including:
- What is the best part of being a woman in engineering?
- How do you deal with imposter syndrome?
- As a woman in the engineering field have you felt that your gender affects the way you have been perceived or treated and how you handled that?
- Where do you find support for women in a male dominated industry?
Shah says SWE is dedicated to helping women achieve their full potential as engineers and leaders and to “help them as they seek to be their authentic selves in all stages of their careers and lives.”
Alouki Shah is active in professional organizations such as SWE to share her knowledge and experience as part of ESD’s mission to improve society through the built environment.
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