CareerWISE supports women in Ph.D. programs
Arizona State University recently launched CareerWISE, a website aimed at increasing retention of women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) Ph.D. programs. There are lots of interesting features on the website, but they share the goal of helping women to cope with difficult situations. There are videos capturing the stories of successful women scientists, techniques for problem solving, and advice for dealing with advisor issues, life balance, setbacks, and other common issues. Best of all, it’s all based on sound research indicating the CareerWISE program helped women gain confidence and coping skills.
Sign up for a free account on CareerWISE to gain access to all of the site’s features.
Their frequently asked questions give a really good overview of the site’s purpose and motivation. There’s also a very well-reasoned, but unapologetic, explanation for choosing to focus on women in Ph.D. programs.
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