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WIE Freshman Orientation is a two day orientation for incoming women undergraduates in the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Grainger College of Engineering. Approximately 2/3 of the women freshman class attends. At the orientation, the freshmen women get acquainted with one another and begin to form a supportive community. Workshops during the program help the students adjust to college and gain confidence in their engineering abilities.
The Women in Engineering leadership program, WIE Lead, was launched in Fall 2015 and provides current students the opportunity to develop their leadership skills in an environment that recognizes the strengths unique to women leaders. Each month will focus on a particular leadership attribute and the corresponding workshop will help students explore leadership in a different, more effective way. From alumnae stories to hands-on experience, WIE Lead will give students the tools they need to succeed!
Courses – Fall only
ENG 198: First-Year Women Engineers (CRN: 69394) is a first semester course to allow the students the opportunity to build community, receive guidance, and have access to The Grainger College of Engineering resources. In addition to academic success strategies, the course will focus on leadership and professional skill development. This is a 1 hour, second 1/2 semester course.
Through four specific scholar experiences, first-year women engineering students have the opportunity to form community with other engineers during the first year on campus through the exploration of specific interests. This exploratory process enhances the first-year experience by expanding skills while also building a college resume. Find more here.
Angie Wolters, Brooke Newell, and Dean Larson are available for 1:1 advising M-F from 8:30 am-4 pm. From selecting classes to career planning to handling stress, WIE is here to offer support. Please email email@example.com to schedule an appointment!
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