GRAD GIRLS

GRAD GIRLS

FEMALE TERTIARY STEM STUDENTS PATHWAY

Be a part of our award winning program

Grad Girls is a 1 year pathway program run by Vic ICT for Women every year. Female STEM University and TAFE students will discover and understand the pathways available when taking the first step in their career.
It allows them to connect with fellow STEM students from different universities, and career professionals. One of the most important things for Vic ICT for Women is that our Grad Girls feel they understand how to transition their studies to real life practical careers. We arm them with the right tools to start their exciting career in technology and digital.

How does it work?

We have a wonderful network of volunteers and sponsors who support the program to make it possible. Our partners understand that it is important to support women in STEM as they finish their studies.  Not only to help them find the right roles in their organisations, but to reduce the gender diversity gap. Our partners provide insight into how their companies run, some of the challenges they will face and of course – the great benefits with working in technology.

Current program

So what about 2020?  See calendar of events below. This year because of COVID-19, we have adapted to a number of virtual sponsor hosted sessions and women in tech panels.




Don’t miss out on 2021


2020 Grad Girls applications now closed. |
2021 Grad Girls applications OPEN IN NOVEMBER. | 2021 Grad Girls sponsorship OPEN IN OCTOBER.

For any questions about the program, please contact us at [email protected]

2020 PROGRAM
VIRTUAL SESSIONS & WOMEN IN TECH PANELS HOSTED BY OUR SPONSORS

February 6:
Vic ICT for Women
February 8:
Get Ready for Business with Seed Value
March 4:
REA Group
March 19:
Leidos
May 4:
Webinar on preparing for interviews
June 4:
IRESS
June 24:
Developers Webinar. Introduction to Gitlab
July 8:
Executive Women Panel
July 27:
KPMG
August 6:
Motorola Solutions
August 20:
Women in Data Panel
September 3:
Arcitecta
September 9:
Australia Post
October 29:
End of program celebration – Vic ICT for Women


2019 PROGRAM
Our Grad Girl 2019 graduates



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  • Tours

    Students went to a sponsor’s office and explored functional spaces.

  • Talks

    Insightful talks about technology and chance to hear from and meet female leaders .

  • Guidance

    Provided guidance and insights into what tech companies look for in candidates for their graduate programs and tech roles.

  • Mentoring

    Discussed personal branding and preparing for your career. Practiced networking skills and discussed appropriate workplace behaviour and what to expect.


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Grad GIRLS Awards

2020 Cisco Women in IT Awards, in Community Category
Awarded to Program Lead Kate Illsley 

2019 Motorola Solutions Foundation Grant

2019 Shortlisted for aReimagine Education Award
in Nurturing and Employability Category

2018 Victorian Innovation Minister's Diversity Award

2018 Tech DiversityMerit Award in Education Category

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2020 GRAD GIRL applications now closed.
2021 GRAD GIRL APPLICATIONS WILL OPEN IN NOVEMBER.
2021 SPONSORSHIP WILL OPEN IN OCTOBER

For any qquestions about the program, please contact us at [email protected]