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Women at Wentworth

Showcase your leading-edge with the W@W UG Experience!

The goal of the W@W UG Experience is to connect students to a diverse community of mentors and role models as they catalyze their career potential and develop their unique abilities to lead. Students customize the W@W UG pathway to align with their personal and professional goals as they learn to optimize their strengths, build networks, and cultivate tenacity for a lifetime of success. 

*Women@Wentworth UG is open to all persons who identify as female, non-binary, or other gender identity or expression. 

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How to Participate

Acquire resume-building competencies while earning BADGES that build to a CERTIFICATE in WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP. 

W@W UG recognizes the leadership activities that you already do in ANY leadership context on campus. Whether you are engaging in a women-focused activity, leading an all-identity club or organization, or participating in any other leadership development experiences, your efforts count in this program!
 
W@W UG also offers additional opportunities to build your leadership acumen throughout each academic year and provides an option for you to submit an activity that is not listed in the current materials.

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Earn a Certificate in Women's Leadership

Customize your W@W UG pathway to earn a certificate in Women’s Leadership and digital badges along the way that showcase your accomplishments to employers, on LinkedIn, and beyond. 

  • Year 1: Foundations

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    Women at Wentworth Badge 1

    In year one, select from experiences that help you build the foundations of leadership through community engagement, self-discovery, and defining inclusive excellence. 

    Badge 1 Requirements

    1. Complete two or more of the following experiences: 

    • Reside in the Women @ WIT LEAP living learning community
    • Attend any women-focused campus event 
    • Attend any leadership-focused program on campus
    • Participate in or lead any organization/club
    • Participate in any women-focused wellness event or fitness program
    • Participate in a varsity sport
    • Complete any elective course focused on leadership, gender, or DEI
    • Participate as a mentee in a 1st & 2nd year mentor program
    • Customized Option: Propose a W@W UG activity not listed

    2. Submit a short W@W UG Leadership Statement. 

    What is a W@W UG Leadership Statement: Your leadership statement is a short reflection on what activity you completed, how you experienced it, an example of something new that you learned, and how you will apply this new learning to a future scenario.  Note: You may have learned many things from one badge activity. Focus on only one learning experience for this statement. 

    How long is a W@W UG Leadership Statement: The Leadership Statement is limited to a maximum of 5 sentences. Think tweet, not essay.

    How do I write a W@W UG Leadership Statement?  

    • Choose and reflect on ONE leadership activity completed for your badge. 
    • Read through the required elements of the Leadership Statement below before you start to write. Make sure to touch on each element in your submitted statement. 
    • Briefly describe the leadership activity completed (one sentence)
    • Analyze and evaluate the experience through your lens. For example, consider what interested or inspired you; what challenged you; what you liked or disliked about the experience; and/or how the experience made you feel. (one-two sentences)
    • Share one example of what you learned. Be specific, for example: Did you practice a new behavior? Learn a new skill? Gain a fresh perspective? Meet someone who impacted/influenced you to think or act differently? (one sentence)
    •  Offer one example of how you will take what you learned from this experience and use it in another part of your life. Be specific. (one sentence) 
  • Sophomore Year:  Activation

    In year two, select from foundation experiences and those that allow you to experiment with and directly apply your leadership skills.

    Badge 2 Requirements

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    Women at Wentworth Badge 2

    1. Complete two or more of the following experiences: 

    Foundation

    • Reside in the Women @ WIT LEAP living learning community
    • Attend any women-focused campus event 
    • Attend any leadership-focused program on campus
    • Participate in or lead any organization/club
    • Participate in any women-focused wellness event or fitness program
    • Participate in a varsity sport
    • Complete any elective course focused on leadership, gender, or DEI
    • Participate as a mentee in a 1st & 2nd year mentor program

    Activation

    • Lead any student organization/club
    • Hold a campus leadership position. Examples include: CA, Orientation or Admissions Ambassador, Peer Mentor, SWEET Student, Commuter Assistance, Wellness Educator, WOW Leader, etc.
    • Attend Entrepreneur/Executive-in-Residence (EIR) Office Hours
    • Participate in any student leadership or DEI training session on campus
    • Participate as a mentor in a 1st & 2nd year mentor program

    Customized Option: Propose a W@W UG activity not listed

    Submit a short W@W UG Leadership Statement What is a W@W UG Leadership Statement: Your leadership statement is a short reflection on what activity you completed, how you experienced it, an example of something new that you learned, and how you will apply this new learning to a future scenario.  Note: You may have learned many things from one badge activity. Focus on only one learning experience for this statement. 

    How long is a W@W UG Leadership Statement: The Leadership Statement is limited to a maximum of 5 sentences. Think tweet, not essay.

    How do I write a W@W UG Leadership Statement?  

    • Choose and reflect on ONE leadership activity completed for your badge. 
    • Read through the required elements of the Leadership Statement below before you start to write. Make sure to touch on each element in your submitted statement. 
    • Briefly describe the leadership activity completed (one sentence)
    • Analyze and evaluate the experience through your lens. For example, consider what interested or inspired you; what challenged you; what you liked or disliked about the experience; and/or how the experience made you feel. (one-two sentences)
    • Share one example of what you learned. Be specific, for example: Did you practice a new behavior? Learn a new skill? Gain a fresh perspective? Meet someone who impacted/influenced you to think or act differently? (one sentence)
    •  Offer one example of how you will take what you learned from this experience and use it in another part of your life. Be specific. (one sentence) 
  • Junior Year: Optimization

    In year three and four, select from foundation or activation experiences or tap into the support of professional networks, external career exploration, and leadership modeling to optimize your outcomes.  

    Badge 3 Requirements

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    Women at Wentworth Badge 3

    1. Complete THREE or more of the following experiences from any category to earn each badge:

    Foundation

    • Reside in the Women @ WIT LEAP living learning community
    • Attend any women-focused campus event 
    • Attend any leadership-focused program on campus
    • Participate in or lead any organization/club
    • Participate in any women-focused wellness event or fitness program
    • Participate in a varsity sport
    • Complete any elective course focused on leadership, gender, or DEI
    • Participate as a mentee in a 1st & 2nd year mentor program

    Activation

    • Lead any student organization/club
    • Hold a campus leadership position. Examples include: CA, Orientation or Admissions Ambassador, Peer Mentor, SWEET Student, Commuter Assistance, Wellness Educator, WOW Leader, etc.
    • Attend Entrepreneur/Executive-in-Residence (EIR) Office Hours
    • Participate in any student leadership or DEI training session on campus
    • Participate as a mentor in a 1st & 2nd year mentor program

    Optimization

    • Attend Entrepreneur/Executive-in-Residence (EIR) Office Hours
    • Attend an industry conference of your choice
    • Complete a LinkedIn Learning course on leadership, DEI, or women
    • Participate as a mentee in a professional mentor program

    Customized Option: Propose a W@W UG activity not listed

     

    Submit a short W@W UG Leadership Statement What is a W@W UG Leadership Statement: Your leadership statement is a short reflection on what activity you completed, how you experienced it, an example of something new that you learned, and how you will apply this new learning to a future scenario.  Note: You may have learned many things from one badge activity. Focus on only one learning experience for this statement. 

    How long is a W@W UG Leadership Statement: The Leadership Statement is limited to a maximum of 5 sentences. Think tweet, not essay.

    How do I write a W@W UG Leadership Statement?  

    • Choose and reflect on ONE leadership activity completed for your badge. 
    • Read through the required elements of the Leadership Statement below before you start to write. Make sure to touch on each element in your submitted statement. 
    • Briefly describe the leadership activity completed (one sentence)
    • Analyze and evaluate the experience through your lens. For example, consider what interested or inspired you; what challenged you; what you liked or disliked about the experience; and/or how the experience made you feel. (one-two sentences)
    • Share one example of what you learned. Be specific, for example: Did you practice a new behavior? Learn a new skill? Gain a fresh perspective? Meet someone who impacted/influenced you to think or act differently? (one sentence)
    •  Offer one example of how you will take what you learned from this experience and use it in another part of your life. Be specific. (one sentence) 
  • Senior Year:  Optimization

    In year three and four, select from foundation or activation experiences or tap into the support of professional networks, external career exploration, and leadership modeling to optimize your outcomes.  

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    Women at Wentworth Badge 4

    Badge 4 Requirements

    1. Complete THREE or more of the following experiences from any category to earn each badge:

    Foundation

    • Reside in the Women @ WIT LEAP living learning community
    • Attend any women-focused campus event 
    • Attend any leadership-focused program on campus
    • Participate in or lead any organization/club
    • Participate in any women-focused wellness event or fitness program
    • Participate in a varsity sport
    • Complete any elective course focused on leadership, gender, or DEI
    • Participate as a mentee in a 1st & 2nd year mentor program

    Activation

    • Lead any student organization/club
    • Hold a campus leadership position. Examples include: CA, Orientation or Admissions Ambassador, Peer Mentor, SWEET Student, Commuter Assistance, Wellness Educator, WOW Leader, etc.
    • Attend Entrepreneur/Executive-in-Residence (EIR) Office Hours
    • Participate in any student leadership or DEI training session on campus
    • Participate as a mentor in a 1st & 2nd year mentor program

    Optimization

    • Attend Entrepreneur/Executive-in-Residence (EIR) Office Hours
    • Attend an industry conference of your choice
    • Complete a LinkedIn Learning course on leadership, DEI, or women
    • Participate as a mentee in a professional mentor program

    Customized Option: Propose a W@W UG activity not listed

     

    Submit a short W@W UG Leadership Statement What is a W@W UG Leadership Statement: Your leadership statement is a short reflection on what activity you completed, how you experienced it, an example of something new that you learned, and how you will apply this new learning to a future scenario.  Note: You may have learned many things from one badge activity. Focus on only one learning experience for this statement. 

    How long is a W@W UG Leadership Statement: The Leadership Statement is limited to a maximum of 5 sentences. Think tweet, not essay.

    How do I write a W@W UG Leadership Statement?  

    • Choose and reflect on ONE leadership activity completed for your badge. 
    • Read through the required elements of the Leadership Statement below before you start to write. Make sure to touch on each element in your submitted statement. 
    • Briefly describe the leadership activity completed (one sentence)
    • Analyze and evaluate the experience through your lens. For example, consider what interested or inspired you; what challenged you; what you liked or disliked about the experience; and/or how the experience made you feel. (one-two sentences)
    • Share one example of what you learned. Be specific, for example: Did you practice a new behavior? Learn a new skill? Gain a fresh perspective? Meet someone who impacted/influenced you to think or act differently? (one sentence)
    •  Offer one example of how you will take what you learned from this experience and use it in another part of your life. Be specific. (one sentence) 
  • Leadership Activity Definitions & Descriptions (All Years)

    LEAP (Leopard Engaging Among Peers): Live in the women@WIT LEAP residential community.

    Women-focused Campus Event: Attend any event on campus with a woman keynote, panel, or women-focused theme.
     
    Women-focused Organization/Club: Participate/lead any campus organization or club focused on women including the Women’s Council, CROWN, Frau-Haus, Society of Women Engineers, WILD, and others.
     
    Women’s Wellness or Fitness Program: Attend a women-focused event or program hosted by WIT Center for Wellness, Schumann Fitness Center, or the Center for Student Life.

    Varsity Sport: Participate on or lead any WIT sports team.

    Student Organization/Club: Lead ANY WIT student organization/club. All leadership roles qualify.

    Electives: Complete ANY elective focused on Leadership, Women, or DEI. 

    Leadership Program/Workshop: Attend ANY leadership focused program or event.

    Lead on Campus: Serve as an CA, Admissions Ambassador/Info Session Speaker/Host, Orientation Leader, Peer Mentor, SWEET member, Commuter Assistance Leader, Wellness Educator, WOW Leader or other campus Leadership role. 

    LinkedIn Learning: Complete a LinkedIn Learning Course on Leadership, Equity, Gender or Women.

    Campus Leadership Training: Complete any campus-sponsored leadership, equity or DEI training program. 

    Entrepreneur/Executive in Residence (EIR): Attend an Office Hour with any WIT EIR.

    Mentor Program: Serve as a mentor in an existing formal WIT Mentor program or participate as a mentor or mentee in the “coming soon” W@W UG Mentor Program. 

    Industry Conference: Attend a women-focused industry conference in your field OR speak or play a leadership role in ANY conference in your field.

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