Women in STEM: Speed Mentoring Event | Feb. 28th

Jaskiran LambaNews

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.


Topics include:

  • 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?


Event details:

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.