WISE (Women in IT/ICT Sharing Experiences) is a recognized student organization at Florida State University. The organization is focused on students in the Information Technology (IT) and the Information, Communication, and Technology (ICT) programs, however, we welcome students from all majors.
We have four primary goals:
- Provide professional events for members (guest speaker series, mentorship events, career days, internship opportunities, company tours)
- Provide opportunities for leadership for students (executive board, leadership roles, outreach to schools)
- Facilitate links between FSU and the local business/technology community for our female students
- Provide venues for social collaboration for students (Bowling, Picnics, Pizza Nights)
WISE (Women in IT/ICT Sharing Experiences) was started by STARS Alliance in early 2009 in partnership with students from IT Practicum at Florida State University in the College of Communication and Information (cci.fsu.edu). Our organization is made up of women from FSU (mostly in IT and ICT but not limited to them) who are devoted to banding together and staying strong as we prepare to enter the workforce in a mostly male-dominated career field.
WISE allows women to develop friendships, work with peers and other students at FSU, allowing them to have a group of friends who can help them in their classes, leading to better retention in the major. WISE events revolve around professional programs, social events, and developing mentors in the community.
Meeting business leaders who offer their advice to students is important to our student’s success. In the past, business leaders have sat down one on one to critique our resumes and conduct mock interviews. This gives WISE members a head start when they plan to look for a career.
Advisor: Prof. Ebe Randeree