WiE CAN Women in Engineering Residential Program (for current year 12 students)

Posted on July 4, 2019

Featuring hands-on sessions, inspiring presentations, and fun social activities, this is the perfect opportunity for Year 12 female students to explore the limitless opportunities offered in engineering.

Applications are now open and close Friday 16 August. Spaces limited to 60 students.

About WiE CAN
Date: 19-23 January 2020
Location: College of Engineering, University of Canterbury, Christchurch (view map)
Eligibility: Open to female students completing Year 12 in 2019 at a New Zealand high school.
Cost: FREE! We will cover all programme, accommodation and food costs

Listen to past student experiences here

Applications now open!

Application guidelines

Spaces are limited to 60 students.

Your application must include:

  • Your contact information
  • A teacher reference (name and contact details only)
  • Your school subjects
  • Details of any relevant academic achievements
  • Details of any relevant extracurricular activities (eg maths/science clubs, industry work experience, etc)
  • A clear and concise commentary outlining why you should be chosen for WiE CAN 2020. Format can be text (250 words or less – .doc or .pdf preferred) or video (under 3 min – .mp4, .mov, .wmv files preferred)

Last year, there were 266 applicants for just 60 places! Make your application stand out by telling us all about you! We want to know more than your academic records – tell us about your passions and interests or brag about any clubs, competitions or projects you’ve been involved in.

Don’t just regurgitate the words on this webpage! If you want to explore engineering opportunities, tell us what disciplines excite you the most. If you’re interested in innovation, tell us why. If you’re determined to make a difference in society, tell us how you plan to do it!

Most of all, be yourself and convince us that you should attend WiE CAN 2020!

Why apply?

The world needs engineers! Engineering touches all aspects of our everyday lives – the roads we drive on, the water we drink, the smartphones we use to communicate with our friends, and so much more!

We believe engineering solutions are better when they’re created by diverse teams which is why we want to inspire the next generation of female engineers to change the world!

Key dates

Applications open: Monday 1 July

Applications close: 6.00pm, Friday 16 August

Applicants advised of outcome by email: Friday 6 September