Society of Women Engineers

SWENext High School Leadership Academy (SHLA)

20-017-SHLA

The purpose of the SWENext High School Leadership Academy (SHLA) is to inspire high school students to pursue careers in engineering and technology.

The SHLA program provides year-round programming in addition to a program held in conjunction with SWE's Annual Conference to provide high-school students with training and development opportunities in five key program tracks including:

  1. College preparation 
  2. STEM pathways
  3. Leadership 
  4. Self-development 
  5. Inclusion and cultural awareness 

To become familiar with engineering pathways and develop a STEM identity, it is critical that STEM-interested high school girls have access to women in the engineering workforce. SHLA provides the opportunity for students to experience the SWE community first-hand through networking, coaching, and mentoring to learn techniques to pursue STEM careers. 

Upcoming SHLA Learning Events

Year-Round Online Content

  1. Techniques For Advocating For Yourself, on-demand now available - view now
  2. College Considerations, August 6 at 6 pm CST
  3. Resumes and Letters of Recommendation, August 13 at 6 pm CST
  4. College Essays and The Common Application, August 20 at 6 pm CST
  5. Scholarships and Financial Aid, August 27 at 6 PM CST

WE20 Virtual SWENext High School Leadership Academy (SHLA)

SHLA WE19

To learn more about SHLA, please contact studentprograms@swe.org.