As you work towards your degree in a STEM program at Ryerson, you are also having to navigate the world of work, including part-time experience, internships, co-op roles, and applications to postgraduate opportunities. This can be overwhelming and challenging, particularly when dealing with difficult conversations such as salary negotiations and harassment, or maintaining self-care and well-being.
Please join the Ryerson Career Centre, Women in Science Ryerson (WISR) and Women in Engineering (WIE) on Tuesday, February 28th at our Women in STEM: Speed Mentoring Event to gain valuable advice, perspectives, strategies and resources on navigating the world of work and graduate school in preparing for your future.
The evening will include a speed mentoring activity, where you will have the opportunity to discuss the topics below with invited industry professionals from STEM fields.
Salary negotiations: Why should women negotiate? What kinds of challenges do women face when addressing this topic with employers? Tips for effective negotiating strategies in early career.
Harassment and discrimination: What is workplace harassment and discrimination? How to be aware of, and how to address, for yourself and fellow colleagues. What are power dynamics in the workplace?
Graduate school and academia: What factors, as a women in STEM, should be considered when applying for graduate studies – ie. lifestyle, leveraging further education for career success?
Work-life balance: Tips for practicing self-care as a university student. Can a career in STEM upset the balance? How to effectively pursue career goals and personal goals simultaneously.
Impostor syndrome: How to develop a strong support system for performance feedback and open discussion on feelings of professional inadequacy.
Addressing labels: What can we do to address cultural and societal stereotypes about women and STEM, so as to not internalize labels and be affected by them?
Women in STEM: Speed Mentoring Event
Tuesday, February 28th
Alumni Lounge, Mattamy Athletic Centre, 50 Carleton Street
6PM – 8PM
Please register here.
$5 Charge for registration
Refreshments will be served. Please let us know if you require any accommodations or have food restrictions. This event is open to all interested students.