Microsoft 'Set to Lead' event for women students announced for 10 June

Calling bright and talented technical women students (maths, physics, computing, engineering or just plain curious)

  • Need some career inspiration? How to apply?
  • How to make your application stand out and
  • How to shine in assessment centres?

 HE STEM ‘Set to Lead’ has announced its  Second Open Day Event – taking place at Microsoft’s Reading Campus on 10th June 2011

 The day is aimed at 2nd or 3rd year female undergraduates and will include tips on how to make your CV stand out and how to succeed at assessment days and interviews. Or maybe you are a first year and exploring possibilities for internships?

Set to Lead is an HE STEM funded programme led from UCL

WES is delighted to be supporting Set to Lead. Working with WES company members and supporters we will be championing the industry open days that give women students the chance to meet and listen to women working in technical roles in a variety of jobs.

WES Company Member Arup hosted the first open day in January attended by 140 technical women students and the second day has just been announced for 10 June at Microsoft's Reading campus.

Project manager Karen Dickens said " the interest in the project is overwhelming. The noise levels at the Arup event were phenomenal and students travelled from as far afield as Cork. They all had a great day. We are hoping for a similar response at Microsoft"

The event format involves a mixture of workshops, hands on technical play time as well as how to apply and how shine through the process. Microsoft have lined up an exciting range of employees to share their work with you and network over lunch. Leadership and team insights will also feature in the interview with a senior manager.

Spaces on the Microsoft Open Day are filling fast so register now on Eventbrite at  to secure your FREE place.

 Women in IT Microsoft Open Day event 10 June 10-4pm

 You can also view the latest project blog post at

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