Skills + Confidence = Power

2 female students in a science labThe world needs more women in science, technology, engineering and math. At Elon, we want women pursuing majors in these fields to grow, thrive and graduate ready for a lifetime of meaning and success.

By participating in Elon Women in STEM, you will build a community, increase your self-confidence and find your own STEM career path, all while surrounded by caring, like-minded and inspiring individuals eager to help you leave your mark on the world.

Cohort 1: Confidence & Community

group of 5 female students wearing Elon hats“I have loved my experience in Women in STEM thus far and I am looking forward to everything that next year will bring!”

Cohort 1 features five learning modules and is open to first-year students. The two-hour sessions take place once a month, three times a semester.

Learning Modules:

  • Women in STEM Careers
  • Confidence & Self-Promotion
  • Risk, Reward & Resiliency
  • Building Your Professional Brand
  • Global Mindset
  • The sixth session is a Professional Women in STEM panel.

Apply to participate.

Cohort 2: Find Your STEM Career Path

a selfie of two female students“Being a part of Elon Women in STEM has provided me with a supportive and inspiring community of peers.”

Cohort 2 features five learning modules and is available to sophomores. The two-hour sessions take place once a month, three times a semester.

Learning Modules:

  • Recruiting Season Ready & LinkedIn Lab
  • Motivating Career Path Options
  • Making the Most of an Internship & Grad School Options
  • Networking
  • Seat at the Table
  • The sixth session is a Professional Women in STEM panel.

Apply to Participate.

Juniors & Seniors: Engage By Mentoring

7 Elon Women in STEM members in a group photo“My mentor helps me with planning courses next semester, supports me, checks up on me and makes me feel like I belong.”

Elon Women in STEM aims to create a sense of belonging in a STEM major and increase participants’ confidence of success in their future careers.  In order to achieve these goals, our first-year and sophomore participants need the guidance of an engaged mentor!

This is a good role for you if:

  • You have the time to engage with up to 2 mentees throughout the 23-24 academic year.
  • You’re willing to share your successes and challenges being a woman in a STEM major.
  • You can help mentees find and connect with resources available to them at Elon.
  • You can provide one faculty or staff/administration reference from Elon.

The professional and personal benefits of being an Elon Women in STEM mentor include:

  • Improving communication and personal skills.
  • Developing leadership and management qualities.
  • Increasing your confidence and motivation.
  • Reinforcing your own study skills and knowledge of your subject(s).
  • Engaging in a volunteering opportunity, valued by employers.
  • Enhancing your resume.
  • Increasing your circle of friends.
  • Benefiting from a sense of fulfillment and personal growth.
  • Access to junior/senior engagement sessions and Field Trip Friday visits to area businesses and organizations that employ STEM professionals.

With these benefits come responsibilities. These are the expectations for Elon Women in STEM  mentors:

  • Four Elon Women in STEM members at a Triangle Women in STEM eventMentor one to two students from your major and meet with them at least once a month. You can meet with both mentees at the same time but we encourage you to meet individually with your mentees at least twice a semester.
  • Log your interactions with your mentee in a provided form.
  • Respond to mentees emails or texts within 24-hours during weekdays.
  • Attend a campus event with your mentees.
  • Share your experience about the program, courses, etc (e.g., what to expect in the semesters/years ahead).
  • Adapt your support to the needs of your mentees, which may depend on academic, social, national and other backgrounds and prior experience.
  • Support your mentees with developing on-campus connections (introduce them to student organizations, volunteer opportunities, and other students in your major).
  • Check in on your mentees’ morale and academic progress/goals.


As a student in Elon Women in STEM, you will:

  • 3 female students meet and talkLearn from world-class scholars in the classroom.
  • Connect with a woman STEM mentor, sounding board and friend.
  • Gain experience presenting yourself in professional settings.
  • Meet leading women STEM professionals locally, regionally and nationally.
  • Engage with the world around you, make friends and have fun.
  • Participate in Field Trip Fridays to area businesses and organizations that employ STEM professionals.

Outstanding Outcomes

In addition to research conducted through their course work, Elon Women in STEM participants have:

  • Conducted research with Carnegie Mellon University, CURM, REU, the National Science Foundation and as Elon University Lumen Scholars.
  • Interned at prestigious organizations, including Bank of America, IBM, Amazon, SAS, Allscripts CVS Health, OilX, TIAA, Highmark Health, Orange County Animal Services, Genworth Financial, General Dynamics Missions Systems and the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office.
  • Accepted full-time jobs with companies like Fidelity Investments, Truist Bank, SAS, Fidelity Investments, Northrop Grumman, TIAA, PACE50, Pittsburgh Pirates and Fiserve.