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Status: 
In progress
Sharon Mason

Dates

Date Activity Was Created: 
June 18, 2013
Target Completion Date: 
June 18, 2013
Goal statement: 
Promote the professional development of women computing students

Meta

Organization
Rochester Institute of Technology
Department
College of Computing & Information Sciences
UserID
sharon.mason@rit.edu
City
Rochester
State
NY
Progress On Activity: 
This program has been in place for several years.
Lessons Learned: 
Working across multiple colleges to include students from computing, engineering and technology has been very beneficial to promoting this program.
Goal tag(s): 
Recruiting
Retaining
Advising/Counseling
Evaluating

Comments

Great idea, Pat! What do you do to promote PD?

Thanks Doug! We have a series of events such as how to interview, resume writing, how to dress for success, how to conduct a meal-time interview.

What has been the single most important factor in sustaining this event? Is a faculty member or faculty group the key to this success, or is there an annual event that this is part of? I am impressed that this has been in place for several years.

Are there associated costs with the program? If so, who covers those?

Our students are very driven to work after graduation. So these professional development programs have been very well attended in the past by students. We have a program coordinator who organized the event. Some budget was contributed by the colleges. Students were asked for a deposit, which was returned to them when they attended the event. With this system, we reduced our number of "no shows."