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.
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]
VIRTUAL SESSIONS & WOMEN IN TECH PANELS HOSTED BY OUR SPONSORS
Vic ICT for Women
Get Ready for Business with Seed Value
Webinar on preparing for interviews
Developers Webinar. Introduction to Gitlab
Executive Women Panel
Women in Data Panel
End of program celebration – Vic ICT for Women
Grad girls 2020 is brought to you by our sponsors
Our Grad Girl 2019 graduates
Students went to a sponsor’s office and explored functional spaces.
Insightful talks about technology and chance to hear from and meet female leaders .
Provided guidance and insights into what tech companies look for in candidates for their graduate programs and tech roles.
Discussed personal branding and preparing for your career. Practiced networking skills and discussed appropriate workplace behaviour and what to expect.
2020 Cisco Women in IT Awards, in Community Category
Awarded to Program Lead Kate Illsley
2019 Motorola Solutions Foundation Grant
2019 Shortlisted for a Reimagine Education Award
in Nurturing and Employability Category
2018 Victorian Innovation Minister's Diversity Award
2018 Tech Diversity Merit Award in Education Category
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]