STEM & Innovation

STEM and Innovation Academy participants are creative, analytical problem solvers committed to understanding how things work and imagining what the future could look like. Our partners at companies like Intel, Genentech, and Google are part of the team that will build STEM students’ progress in becoming tomorrow’s innovators.

PDF Document: STEM and Innovation Academy GuideGetting Started in STEM and Innovation

This guide gives you a basic guideline for what you should do in your freshman, sophomore, junior and senior year to be on track for a fulfilling career in medtech, research, computer science, engineering, fintech, startups and more. Every student’s career path will be different. but students from all fields will benefit heavily from internships giving you an opportunity to build and solve problems, and networking with alumni and companies to help get a foot in the door. The best way to keep up is to attend STEM and Innovation events and employer sessions when possible, especially STEM Career Week, held in fall. PDF Document: PDF Document: Download the guide here.

STEM and Innovation Staff

Andrea Wiseman, Career Coach
Emily Hogan
, Employer Engagement Lead

Major Spring 2018 events

Foundational Career Labs: Starting Jan. 11
Feb. 8: Bloomberg Tech Talk
Feb, 16-18: HopHacks
Feb. 19: Salary Negotiation for Women in Business (panel and networking event)
Feb. 21 (tentative):
Facebook Tech Talk
Feb. 22:
Resume Roundtables with STEM employers
Feb. 23: Employer Treks — Attend treks to local STEM companies. Spaces are limited.

Find and RSVP to these events and more on Handshake by searching “stem” in the Events section.

Who is a STEM and Innovation Student?

Sarah Denenberg
WSE ’19
Computer Engineering

“While interning at APL, I applied to the Grace Hopper conference, where I met current students, professors and other women in computer science. This conference was literally the most useful part of my career development. Now I’m pretty much kind of set,” she says. “I’m definitely going back next year to figure out where I’m working next year.”

Academy Week

September 18 to 22, 2017

Sign up for all events here.

Oil and Gas Industry Webinar with Nicole Makela at Advanced Power
Sept. 14, 6 p.m. Link online

Engineering in the Real World Bootcamp
Sept. 16, 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., Charles Commons
Check links for both parts on Handshake

Capital One Engineering Resume Clinic
Sept. 18, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Levering Sherwood Room
BS, MS, and PhD engineering students are welcome to drop in for a resume review. Career center staff members and Capital One employees will be available to review resumes. Please be sure to bring a hard copy of your resume.

Medtronic Virtual Info Session
Sept. 18, 5 p.m.

Intro to Entrepreneurship w/ TCO Labs
Sept. 18, 6 pm
Charles Commons East Room

Boston Scientific Perfect Your Pitch Workshop
Sept. 19, 12:30 p.m., 272 Bloomberg

WSE Career Night
Sept. 19, Mason Hall 3101
The program will begin with an alumni panel sharing their real-world experiences, followed by an open networking reception with engineering alumni and students. Please plan to bring your questions about job searching, internships, graduate school, and career paths.

STEM and Innovation Career Fair
Sept. 20, 11-4
Glass Pavilion
Almost 20 employers looking for engineering and STEM students only. More casual, startup-style dress acceptable. Bring your resume!

Google Tech Interview Skills
Sept. 21, room TBA
Join the Google team to learn about the skills necessary to be successful in a technical interview.

Maximizing LinkedIn with Tenable Network Security
Sept 22, 12:30 p.m.
Levering Sherwood Room

PayPal Visit *only 25 spots! apply today
Sept. 22, 8 a.m.
Paypal’s Timonium office