Career Opportunities

Women in Technology

WiT participants 2018
Providing mentorship to female students to encourage their pursuit of a technical career. 

Women in Technology (WiT) is a collaborative effort between local area high schools and BAE Systems’ Electronic Systems sector. WiT gives female high school students with an aptitude in math and science a practical, hands-on opportunity to explore careers in various technical disciplines. It also provides mentorship to the students to encourage and support them in their pursuit of a technical career. After completing the program, seniors who have been accepted to college with a declared major in STEM are encouraged to apply for a summer internship opportunity at BAE Systems.

Students are exposed to several aspects of engineering by participating in various technical curriculum such as:

  • Software Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Microwave Engineering
  • Signal Processing
  • Failure Analysis
  • Optical Engineering
  • Manufacturing Engineering

Other rotations include building skills in communication and presentation giving, as well as providing opportunities for students to attend networking events with engineers at BAE Systems to encourage insight into the industry.

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WiT students learn about mechanical engineering and software 
WiT students learn about mechanical and software engineering.
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Round table between the BAE Systems' mentors and WiT participants.
Round table between the BAE Systems mentors and WiT participants.
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Getting some hands on experience with soldering. Getting some hands on experience with soldering.
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Giving a final presentation about their experiences in the program. Giving a final presentation about their experiences in the program.
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Learning the basics about electronics through working with breadboards and setting up the circuit for a simple electronic game system (yes you do get to keep the game system). Learning the basics about electronics through working with breadboards and setting up the circuit for a simple electronic game system (yes you do get to keep the game system).
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Program locations

Southern New Hampshire: January – May, 16 weeks


Manassas, Virginia: November – February, 14 weeks, virtual only

Current Partner High Schools:

  • Battlefield High School
  • Brentsville High School
  • C.D. Hylton High School
  • Colgan High School
  • Freedom High School
  • Forest Park High School
  • Gainesville High School
  • Gar-Field High School
  • Governor’s School @ Innovation Park
  • Manassas Park High School
  • Osbourn High School
  • Osbourn Park High School
  • Patriot High School
  • Paul VI Catholic High School
  • Potomac Senior High School
  • Unity Reed High School
  • Woodbridge High School

 

Greenlawn, New York: September – November, 9 weeks

Current Partner High Schools:

  • Cold Spring Harbor High School
  • Commack High School
  • John Glenn High School
  • Harborfields High School
  • Huntington High School
  • Northport High School
  • Smithtown High School
  • Syosset High School

Don’t see your school listed but are interested in participating in WiT? Contact us for more information!

How to apply and application deadlines

Applications are hosted on www.tallo.com/bae-systems. Students who are interested can create a profile in Tallo and then click the link below to fill out the application for their program of choice:

  • Manassas, Virginia (virtual only)
  • New Hampshire
    • Click here to access program application.
      Application deadline: November 20
  • Greenlawn – Not accepting applications at this time. Please check back for next year’s program!
Contact the WiT Program Team, Site Lead, or your school guidance counselor for more information.