Noshin Raisa, an electrical and computer engineering major and president of the NYIT-New York City chapter of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), reflects on her and her classmates’ experience at the Annual Society of Women Engineers Conference in Anaheim, Calif.
Three NYIT College of Engineering and Computing Sciences students landed summer internships with American global aerospace and defense technology company Northrop Grumman at WE19, the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) annual conference in Anaheim, Calif., November 7 through 9.
Electrical and computer engineering majors Yuki Gao and Tejinder Mann, and electrical and computer engineering technology major Kevin Dominguez networked and interviewed with recruiters at the SWE conference and were offered internships for the summer of 2020. Dominguez accepted a position as a systems intern at the company’s Baltimore, Md., location. Other New York Tech student attendees also received offers from American Express, Emerson Electric, Discover, and more.
“As a female in the engineering field, attending the SWE Conference gave me the chance to network with other females in the same field as me,” said Gao. “I was able to experience the interview process in person and got an internship offer from Northrop Grumman for the upcoming summer in San Diego.”
In addition to job offers, six students participated in the Collegiate Leadership Institute (CLI). Myself, Yuki Gao, Tejinder Mann, Melanie Watson, Phyleisha Kirnon-Osborne, and Fernanda Tovar attended sessions on career and leadership skills, special networking experiences, and had the chance to network with SWE Leaders.
CLI participants Watson and Kirnon-Osborn mentored middle school and high school girls at the SWENext High School Leadership Academy (SHLA), where they spoke about their college experience as engineering majors.
More than 30 New York Tech students traveled to Anaheim. “Attending the conference was truly an amazing and wonderful experience,” said Tovar, a senior majoring in computer science. “I met so many empowering and strong women. I learned how to be fearless. It reminded me if they could do it, then I could as well.”