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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 engineering 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 rotations 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 engineering and software 

WiT Students learn about mechanical engineering and software 

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Round table between the BAE Systems' mentors and WiT participants.
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.

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.

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).

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: October – February, 16 weeks

Partner High Schools:

  • Academy for Science and Design
  • Alvirne High School
  • Ayer Shirley Regional High School
  • Bishop Guertin High School
  • Groton-Dunstable Regional High School
  • Hollis Brookline High School
  • Londonderry High School
  • Merrimack High School
  • Milford High School
  • Nashua High School North
  • Nashua High School South
  • Pelham High School
  • Pinkerton High School
  • Salem High School
  • Souhegan High School
  • Windham High School


Manassas, Virginia: November – February, 14 weeks

Partner High Schools:

  • Battlefield High School
  • Brentsville High School
  • C.D. Hylton High School
  • Colgan High School
  • Freedom High School
  • Forest Park 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
  • Stonewall Jackson High School
  • Woodbridge High School

 

Greenlawn, New York: September – November, 9 weeks

Partner High Schools:

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

How to apply and application deadlines


New Hampshire:  September 18, 2018 - Application available under downloads

Manassas, Virginia:  October 19, 2018 - Application available under downloads

Greenlawn, New York:  Application is closed for the 2018 program year

Site-specific applications will be available under the Downloads section in the upper right section of this page. Contact the WiT Coordinator, Site Lead, or your school guidance counselor for more information.

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