Below are some examples of workshops led by our ChickTech: College chapters.
College Chapters run impactful events in their community. They identify and solve problems for women and allies in STEM at their unique university. Each ChickTech: College chapter runs 6 events per school year. Events encompass the following categories:
– Mentorship Events
– Partner Events
– Give Back Events
– Soft Skills Workshops
– Technical Workshops
– Industry Events
Below are in-depth descriptions of ChickTech: College event types and examples.
Mentorship is a core component of current ChickTech programming. College programming will continue this legacy by hosting events that encourage mentorship between students and peer mentors, academic mentors, or industry mentors.
Example: Senior-Freshman Mentor Night
Your college chapter location may be home to many women-in-tech organizations and chapters. These established communities present ideal opportunities to collaborate, share resources, and cross-promote. Chapters will build relationships with community partners and determine how best to collaborate.
Example: Women in STEM, ChickTech, and SWE Social
Give Back Events
ChickTech prides itself on a “give and get” model, where each ChickTech community members receive support, while giving support to other members. While ChickTech: College chapters will receive support from regional chapters and career level adults, they’ll also give back to K-12 programs and students.
Example: Robotics Workshop at the ChickTech High School Kickoff
Soft Skills Workshops
Developing relevant workplace soft skills is essential for any college student. However, technical fields are infamous for the “soft skills gap” in their employees and culture. By empowering women STEM majors with soft skills, students will have the opportunity to set themselves apart in the job search, build confidence, and develop a robust network.
Example: Salary Negotiation Workshop
Technical majors give students many opportunities to learn technology, however, the curriculum often fails to break down the barriers to new and relevant technology. Technical workshops will provide students with the opportunity to learn new technology in their region, expose a diversity of students to technology, and learn relevant technical skills for their career.
Example: Learn to 3D Print: Fusion 360 Workshop
As a way to connect our members of the ChickTech: College chapter to the tech industry, college chapter leadership will build relationships with local technology companies. Each of these companies will have the opportunity to share internships and jobs on the ChickTech Job Board and well as running events in partnership with the ChickTech: College chapter.
Example: Career Advance with Iovation