I Wish research indicates gender stereotypes and lack of equality are still a barrier for many students.
Young women examining their options for third-level education have been urged to consider careers in STEM.
A recent study found that more than half of teenage girls interested in studying engineering and construction studies did not have access to these subjects in school
I Wish and Park Place Technologies are celebrating International Day of the Girl by officially launching their TechForGood Programme which sees refurbished laptops being donated to teenage girls with limited access to technology at home.
I Wish has launched its survey of 2,449 Irish female students’ attitudes to STEM, revealing that 83% of girls fear gender inequality in Science and Tech careers.
Registrations for the I Wish 2021 Event have gone live. Teachers around the globe can sign their students up for this inspiring event which showcases the power of STEM to female students.
I Wish and Park Place Technologies have come together to help drive the power of STEM to female students in Ireland with our TechForGood Programme. Over the next year, we will be donating laptops to female students who have limited or no access to technology, to ensure no girl gets left behind!
Park Place Technologies Global Externship
Park Place Technologies is continuing its commitment to global STEM initiatives worldwide through its Women in STEM (WINS) program.
In addition to its involvement with the I Wish Event, Park Place has also opened applications for its 2021 Women in STEM externship. The externship, which will be virtual this year, provides college-aged women the opportunity to meet mentors in STEM and receive training and hands-on experience. Participants will build long-term relationships to help with career development and gain experience that will set them apart as they enter the workforce.
In previous years, the program awarded two students from Ireland an externship at Park Place’s Cleveland headquarters. This year, for this first time, Park Place will host six virtual interns from around the world — two from Cleveland, in partnership with John Carroll University, two from Singapore, in partnership with the National University of Singapore, and two from Irish students who have participated in an I Wish event, in partnership with University College Cork.
To be eligible for the externship, students must be over 18 years of age and a rising junior or senior in college, actively pursuing a STEM related degree.
Interested students can apply for the externship here. Applications are currently being accepted through March 25. The winners will be announced in April.
About Park Place
Park Place Technologies simplifies the management of complex technology environments worldwide. Our network of parts to support data centers is stored regionally, locally and on-site to allow for fast parts distribution and service to drive Uptime. Park Place created a new technology service category – Discover, Monitor, Support, Optimize (DMSO) – a fully integrated approach to managing critical infrastructure. Our industry-leading and award-winning services include ParkView™ Managed Services, Entuity software, and our Enterprise Operations Center. For more information, visit us at www.parkplacetechnologies.com.
Park Place is a portfolio company of Charlesbank Capital Partners and GTCR.
I Wish 2020 aims to bridge the lack of information gap and give young women the opportunity to explore their potential within STEM Sectors