A Typical SSEP Summer
WISE SSEP is more than just a summer job. In addition to the valuable work experience gained by employment in science and engineering related fields, participants benefit from weekly activities that expose them to the wide range of education and career opportunities available.
About the Jobs
Since its inception in 1989, SSEP has offered employment opportunities in a broad range of fields. Listed below is a sampling of those fields.
- Community Outreach
Every week during the program the participants take part in educational tours and site visits in St. John’s and surrounding areas. For participants working outside of St. John’s for the duration of the summer they will take part in tours organized for them during their ‘Final Week’ visit to St. John’s. Tours vary year to year and have included: The Petty Harbour Mini Aquarium, The Faculty of Engineering, The Faculty of Medicine, The Ocean Sciences Centre, the GEOCENTRE, the Marine Institute and the MUN Botanical Gardens.
Special Topic Seminars
Complementing the experiential learning opportunities provided by the STEM jobs, students also have the opportunity to participate in professional development activities, hear from guest speakers and join in networking opportunities.
In addition to the educational tours, several social activities are organized for the program participants each month during the program. These allow the participants to get to know each other better and form lasting friendships with like-minded young women from across the province that can carry through to their post-secondary and careers. Social events vary each year but past activities have included: whale watching and a beach BBQ, movie and trivia night.