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 at Wellesley who are US citizens or permanent residents, majoring in chemistry, computer science, 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 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 October.

Upcoming Event

Full Time Interview Prep 9/24/19

Tuesday, September 24th 2019, 5:00 pm -
7:00 pm EDT

Pendleton Hall East, 139, Wellesley, MA, USA

Are you gearing up for technical interviews this fall? Whether you're interested our full-time SWE roles or other roles we're hiring for, you may want to brush up on those interview skills. Join us for mock questions and tips! Food will be served.

Please RSVP:

Upcoming Event

Facebook Tech Talk @ Wellesley

Wednesday, September 25th 2019, 6:00 pm -
7:00 pm EDT

Pendleton Hall East, 339, Wellesley, MA, USA

Join Facebook representatives and Wellesley alums for a tech talk.

Upcoming Event

Yelp's Technical Interview Workshop at Wellesley

Thursday, September 19th 2019, 5:00 pm -
6:30 pm EDT

Pendleton Hall East, 327, Wellesley, MA, USA

Wellesley students - Yelp welcomes you to hear from our engineers. We'd love to chat with you afterward, too!

Pendleton East 327
106 Central St
Wellesley Hills, MA 02481

Lola's Italian Groceria

Yelp engineer Qui N.

"Technical Interviewing Workshop"

Upcoming Event

CVS Health's Digital Leadership Program: How to Rock Your Interview!

Tuesday, October 1st 2019, 5:30 pm -
6:30 pm EDT

Wellesley College, TBD, Wellesley, MA, USA

CVS Health, through our unmatched breadth of service offerings, is transforming the delivery of health care services in the U.S. We are an innovative, fast-growing company guided by values that focus on teamwork, integrity and respect for our colleagues and customers. What are we looking for in our colleagues? We seek fresh ideas, new perspectives, a diversity of experiences, and a dedication to service that will help us better meet the needs of the many people and businesses that rely on us each day.

Upcoming Event

Bloomberg Company Day

Wednesday, September 25th 2019, 11:30 am -
2:30 pm EDT

Lulu Chow Wang Campus Center, Tabling - 4th FLR Vendor Area, Wellesley, MA, USA

Meet Bloomberg software engineers to learn more about the Bloomberg terminal and our current engineering opportunities. Stop by for a snack, some swag and see a demo of the terminal!

Feb 7, 2020

Society of Women Engineers Scholarship Program - expected direct application deadline

Eligible: women of any nationality who intend to study engineering, technology, or computing in the upcoming academic year.

Undergraduate, Research/Gradschool, International Student

The Society of Women Engineers Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to women studying baccalaureate or graduate programs, in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science.

**Please note this is the deadline for sophomore, junior, senior, and alumnae applications.  The first year application will likely be in early May. Also note this is an expected deadline; check out the program website for additional details and updates.   

Questions?  Any prospective applicants are welcome to seek advice from the ...