Technology & Engineering

Frances Adjorlolo
Frances Adjorlolo ’08

If you are interested in using your technical knowledge, creativity, problem solving, and critical thinking skills in your career of choice, exploring opportunities in technology and engineering-related industries and sectors may be of interest to you. These industry areas are growing and innovating rapidly – opportunities that are unheard of today may be top options in a few years. Broadly speaking, employment in computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 12 percent from 2014 to 2024, and employment of architecture and engineering occupations is projected to grow 3 percent (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2015).

Technology Internships for First Years and Sophomores

Frances Adjorlolo
Frances Adjorlolo ’08

While it is true that many internship opportunities are geared towards students in their junior year, an increasing number of companies are creating first-year and/or sophomore-focused internship programs. Please note that this is certainly not an exhaustive list, and there are a number of additional companies that may not have first-year/sophomore specific programs, but that are first-year/sophomore-friendly.

National Institutes of Standards & Technology Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (NIST SURF) (students)

Kate Dailinger
Kate Dailinger

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) offers Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF) at NIST laboratories in Gaithersburg, MD, and Boulder, CO. The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship is designed to inspire undergraduate students to pursue careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) through a unique research experience that supports the NIST mission.  Eligible are currently enrolled undergraduates who are US citizens or permanent residents, majoring in chemistry, computer science, physics, engineering, materials science, fire research, nanotechnology, information technology, mathematics, biology, manufacturing, statistics, or another STEM discipline.

Computer Science

Frances Adjorlolo
Frances Adjorlolo ’08

Computer science at Wellesley encompasses the broad application and theory of ideas relating to hardware and software. As an outcome, those studying computer science should leave with a broad understanding of how computing and technology applications work so that they can build computer applications of the future. Since technology is present in any and all industries and disciplines, the application of technical knowledge can be found in numerous career opportunities.

"From the first program I wrote to the projects I'm working on now, I still get a rush every time my code runs. That feeling is what got me hooked on computer science."

“Seeing young girls excited about STEM has been really meaningful and encourages me to continue improving Robogals and increasing our reach to impact more girls.”

On-Campus Recruiting Program Policies (Students)

Courtney
Courtney Burke

Career Education requires all students to abide by the following rules in order to maintain the success and integrity of Wellesley’s recruiting program.

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship (students)

Kate Dailinger
Kate Dailinger

Supports one or two years of undergraduate study in the fields of mathematics, engineering, and natural sciences. Eligible are college sophomores or juniors who are US citizens, permanent residents, and nationals intending to pursue research careers in STEM fields. Campus application deadline typically in late November/early December.

Churchill Scholarships (rising seniors & alumnae)

Kate Dailinger
Kate Dailinger

Supports one year of graduate study (including one-year research degrees) in science, mathematics, or engineering at Cambridge. Eligible: graduating seniors and recent alumnae of Wellesley College who are US citizens with majors in appropriate STEM fields. Campus application deadline typically in early October.

Upcoming Event

Technology and Policy Program at MIT: Informational Webinar #1, 09/29/20 @ 10 AM

Tuesday, September 29th 2020, 10:00 am -
11:00 am EDT

Technology and Policy Program (TPP) is a research based two year master's program that is housed within the Institute for Data, Systems, and Society (IDSS) at MIT. The degree granted is a Masters of Science in Technology and Policy. TPP is looking for people from a wide variety of technical fields, science, engineering, data science/analytics and economics. In addition to coursework such as policy, political economy, economics and quantitative methods, TPP students conduct research in labs and research centers for faculty members.

Upcoming Event

Creating a Meaningful Career Experience : Discussion with company culture expert, CXO Julie Larson-Green!

Thursday, November 19th 2020, 12:00 pm -
1:00 pm MST

Hear from Qualtrics Chief Experience Officer Julie Larson-Green about how to create a meaningful career experience as an intern and/or new employee. Former Microsoft Executive and overall expert in company culture- Julie is a phenomenal leader dedicated to building technology that gets out of the way so we can focus on what matters most.
Julie will discuss the following:
-Company culture- what is it and how do I find the best fit for me?
-Things to look for in a manager as you are looking for an internship or job

Upcoming Event

Tech Internships in Quant Finance | PDT Partners Info Session

Wednesday, October 7th 2020, 1:00 pm -
1:45 pm EDT

Thinking about an internship in tech, but never considered a path in quantitative finance?

Sign up here: https://jst.me/cm4d

During our 45-minute webinar, we'll be covering the internship program, examples of past projects interns have worked on, and giving an overview on the different groups within our technology organization.

Upcoming Event

Google Presents: Preparing for Technical Interviews

Tuesday, September 22nd 2020, 3:00 pm -
4:30 pm PDT

Preparing for Technical Interviews

Are you a University Student looking to prepare for coding interviews? It's never too early to start practicing! Tune in to learn tips and tricks when it comes to technical interviews as well as some common mistakes to avoid. Google engineers will also be walking through a sample interview coding problem so you can see these tips in practice.

Register and watch the event here: https://careersonair.withgoogle.com/events/tech-interview-prep

Upcoming Event

Verisk's Summer Internship Program: Technical Opportunities - Virtual Info-Session

Wednesday, September 23rd 2020, 1:00 pm -
2:00 pm EDT

Please join us to learn more about Verisk's 2021 Summer Internship Program. In this session, you'll learn more about Verisk and recruitment opportunities. You will also hear from someone on our technical team who will discuss his career journey and day-to-day responsibilities. The session will include a Q&A.

Upcoming Event

Verisk's Summer Internship Program: Technical Opportunities - Virtual Info-Session

Thursday, September 24th 2020, 1:00 pm -
2:00 pm EDT

Please join us to learn more about Verisk's 2021 Summer Internship Program. In this session, you'll learn more about Verisk and recruitment opportunities. You will also hear from someone on our technical team who will discuss his career journey and day-to-day responsibilities. The session will include a Q&A.

Upcoming Event

Chewy Multi-School Company Presentation

Friday, September 25th 2020, 2:00 pm -
3:00 pm EDT

Love pets and tech? Chewy, the fastest growing e-commerce company in the marketplace, is looking for talented undergraduate Software Engineers to join our teams in Boston, MA.

Upcoming Event

Google Presents: Navigating Google's Non-technical Roles

Monday, September 28th 2020, 4:00 pm -
4:30 pm PDT

Navigating Google's Non-technical Roles

Interested in hearing more about the non-technical world at Google? Join Navigating Google's Non-technical Roles panel for an inside scoop. You will hear from Googlers in Marketing, Sales, and People Operations (HR) about their journeys and the tips/tricks for interviewing for roles at Google.

Register and watch the event here: https://careersonair.withgoogle.com/events/non-technical-panel

Upcoming Event

Liberal Arts in Tech: How all majors have transferable skills in the Tech Field

Tuesday, September 22nd 2020, 1:00 pm -
2:00 pm MDT

Interested in a career in tech, but not a computer science major? There are lots of opportunities in the tech world with a liberal arts degree. Hear from Qualtrics Learning & Development lead, along with a panel of current Qualtrics employees who studied the liberal arts, about how they've paved their way and you can too!