College of Communication & Information
Women in IT/ICT Sharing Experiences (WISE)
Women are significantly underrepresented in the field of information technology and computing. Women in IT/ICT Sharing Experiences was established to help make Florida State’s program the exception to the rule—and it is working. Thirty-two percent of Florida State’s information technology students are women as compared to eight percent nationally.
Throughout the year, WISE offers programs and activities that help young women prepare for a successful career in technology with opportunities for professional growth, networking and leadership by working with successful women who are IT business leaders.
The goals of WISE are to:
›› Provide professional events for members (guest speaker series, mentorship events, career days, internship opportunities and company tours);
›› Provide students opportunities for leadership (executive board, leadership roles and outreach to schools);
›› Facilitate links between Florida State and the local business/ technology community for our female students; and
›› Provide venues for social collaboration for students (bowling, picnics and pizza nights).
An annual gift to WISE makes a difference
WISE offers mentorship opportunities within the community of Tallahassee and within the female student body interested in IT fields. It’s important to have a group with the kind of support WISE offers in order to better prepare our female students to be fighting forces in a male-dominated field.
BRITTANY HOLLAND (B.S. ’14, INFORMATION, COMMUNICATION & TECHNOLOGY)